A truly inclusive world is one that provides equal opportunity to every citizen. One common accessibility challenge occurs in the working world.
People with disabilities represent a growing percentage of the population, typically between 10 and 15% of the total. Despite this, the percentage of employed individuals with disabilities is much lower. Research conducted by the Conference Board of Canada indicates that people with disabilities are three times as likely to be unemployed.
The study is called The Business Benefits of Accessible Workplaces, and it reveals that employers who have made their companies accessible have reported a number of benefits to the organization, including better safety records, lower turnover, and higher work quality.
By leading the way in inclusive and accessible practices, companies have an opportunity to make an investment that will benefit everyone.
Get the full report here.