In the United States, there are more than 33 million people with disabilities who are between 16 and 64 years old. In that group, fewer than 56% are employed, based on research from the 2000 census. In 2022, it appears that only about a third of individuals with disabilities are employed compared to similarly aged workers. One of the reasons for this could be a lack of accessibility in the workplace.
Companies should strive to provide more opportunities for workers and should work toward developing an accessible workplace. Let’s get a better understanding of what this means and the types of actions your organization can take to become more welcoming to employees with disabilities.
What Is Workplace Accessibility?