Training to Create a Barrier-free Work Environment

Did you know that nearly one in five people are living with disability?

Maybe that sounds high to you. You might think you don’t encounter that many people with a disability in a given day.

Now consider that up to 90 percent of people with a disability are living with one that’s invisible.

Disability – definition: Disability awareness means understanding that there are many types of disability, and that they’re not always obvious. It also means understanding that without disability awareness training in an organization, there are many barriers to workplace inclusion for people with a disability.

Shifting perceptions around barriers

With growing awareness and more readily available training, our perception of disability has shifted over the past few decades, which is helping to break down the barriers created by our attitudes.

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