SourceAmerica has issued two reports that offer insights on the future of work for the disability community.
These reports build on the theme of the recent International Day of Persons with Disabilities—”Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”—and offer insights into trends affecting workplace inclusion of people with disabilities, according to SourceAmerica in a media release.
“People with disabilities are being left out of the economy at a staggering rate,” says Steven Krotonsky, chief operating officer for SourceAmerica, in the release. “These new reports shine a light on some of the reasons why and on some of the ways we can address this important issue.”
The Future of Work and Inclusion of People with Disabilities summarizes a panel discussion held at SourceAmerica’s national conference between representatives of The Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative, The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict), Special Olympics International, and the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), moderated by Frances West, founder of FrancesWestCo.
“These reports are the result of significant collaboration between the disability community and public and private sector representatives,” Krotonsky adds. “We believe this type of collaboration is essential to creating employment choices and opportunities for individuals with disabilities and to building an inclusive economy that works for everyone.”
The Journey of Employment: WorkUnified Talks report stems from a partnership between Special Olympics and SourceAmerica that focuses on increased societal inclusion of people with disabilities. This report summarizes a series of talks between athletes and employers at the Special Olympics 2018 USA Games designed to raise awareness, promote shared learning, and encourage higher levels of workplace inclusion, the release continues.
[Source(s): SourceAmerica, PRWeb]