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This blog post was originally posted on the RespectAbility blog on October 3, 2022, in support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).
“Your employees are the experts on their own needs. It’s time to listen.”
Disability is a set of barriers that society places on people whose bodies work differently. While disability is an extension of the human experience and spectrum of human abilities, the stigma and negative expectations of the disabled body contribute to othering. Inclusive employer policies are an important aspect of the rehabilitation of disabled people into the workforce.