Researchers at the University of Melbourne (UM) in Australia are collecting workplace inclusion success stories, to learn what works, so organizations can adopt proven practices.
The Evenbreak Best Practice Portal is a new tool designed to help employers and their employees create inclusive workplaces. The portal covers a variety of subjects such as how to interview a candidate and bring on board new employees with a disability. The advice comes in the form of videos, from leaders who have already pioneered a way through the minefield of barriers and red tape, so employers and their staff do not have to start from scratch and can adapt the advice to their own situation.
Project Inclusion is a video series entitled “#daretohire” which invites viewers to consider hiring a person with a disability. Funded by the Unilab Foundation, part of the Philippines largest pharmaceutical corporation, the purpose of the series is to challenge companies to consider including people with disabilities in their workforce. The videos feature people with varying disabilities working in different situations and an assortment of companies. The videos create a feeling of inclusivity from a different perspective and remind not only employers to realize disability is not a barrier.
The Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, based at Western University, encourages collaborative investigation of inclusive practices and relevant theories. Its web page on understanding inclusive education answers many questions that people may have about classroom inclusion and explores the complexities of inclusion's history, challenges, and potential.