Building a Disability-Inclusive Nonprofit Workplace

Why Is Disability Awareness Important?

Start with Training

  • Secure executive-level commitment and buy-in for inclusive training initiatives by showing the impact of an inclusive culture.
  • Provide training to all employees, especially people managers, on disabilities and flexible accommodations. Always be mindful to use people-first language, such as ‘a person who is visually impaired’ rather than ‘a blind person.’
  • Create a plan to help employees with disabilities identify professional development goals, using mentors or coaches to teach certain skills.
  • Be sure that all training content meets accessibility standards. For instance, use UDL for employees with learning disabilities or provide materials in Braille for employees with visual impairments.”

Digital Accessibility

Inclusive Online Events

Diversity and Talent Development

Workplace Communication

Resources

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