Disability Friendly: How to Move from Clueless to Inclusive

  • 6h 14m 35s
  • John D. Kemp
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

Although progress has been made around equality for many marginalized groups, people with disabilities are still massively underrepresented in organizations’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts. People with disabilities make up at least 15% of the population, yet they are still too often overlooked. Many people with disabilities are highly motivated, create fantastic work, and add tremendous value to organizations.

Disability Friendly is a clarion call to businesses around the world to realize the opportunities presented by employing people with disabilities. It explains the potential of disabled employees, how to create a culture of inclusion, and, in the process, help people with disabilities become proud contributors.

In this book, you’ll find:

  • Concrete strategies for redesigning work and its processes to embrace all contributing citizens
  • Ways to incorporate disability supports into a business’ diversity and inclusion practices and initiatives
  • Methods for reducing the massive cost associated with government disability support payments and repurpose these as investments in the human potential of people with disabilities

Ideal for executives, managers, and other business leaders, Disability Friendly will also earn a place in the libraries of Diversity and Inclusion and Human Resources professionals seeking to make an impact on their company and on behalf of a marginalized group.

About the Author

JOHN D. KEMP is widely respected as a leader in the disability movement for more than forty years. John currently serves as president and CEO of Lakeshore Foundation, an organization providing opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities to lead healthy, active, independent lives. As a co-founder of the American Association of People with Disabilities and as an international speaker and disability rights leader, John serves as a catalyst for change and increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Disability Inclusion Benefits Everyone
  • Chapter 2 - The Power of Disability Entrepreneurship
  • Chapter 3 - Disability Is Essential to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Movement
  • Chapter 4 - Inclusive Design
  • Chapter 5 - Getting to Equal by Erasing Fear
  • Chapter 6 - Overcome Ableism by Recognizing Our Common Humanity
  • Chapter 7 - “You Don't Look Disabled”
  • Chapter 8 - Personal Experiences That Shaped My Concepts of Disability Culture
  • Chapter 9 - Corporate Culture and Disability Culture
  • Chapter 10 - Talent Acquisition Through Outreach and Recruitment
  • Chapter 11 - Hiring and Retaining the Best Talent
  • Chapter 12 - Employers’ Slow Progress to Disability-Friendly Inclusion
  • Chapter 13 - Communicating the Organization's Policies and Practices
  • Chapter 14 - Accessible Information and Communications Technology for All
  • Chapter 15 - Blueprint for Disability-Friendly Workplaces of the Future