Apprenticeships: A Solution to the Accessibility Skills Gap

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“If we don’t find new ways to address the digital accessibility skills gap, U.S. workplaces will become increasingly inaccessible not just to workers, but to customers and consumers.”

Kate Sonka, Executive Director of Teach Access

When workplace technologies are inaccessible, seekers with disabilities can find it difficult, or even impossible, to find, apply to, and retain jobs that fit their interests, skills, and talents. This barrier represents one of the contributing factors to the low labor force participation rate for working-aged (ages 16-64) people with disabilities, which as of 2022 was 37.8%, compared to 77.1%

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