Advancing Disability Inclusion at Work

The SHRM Foundation, in partnership with the Workplace Initiative, is working to drive employment for individuals with disabilities. This new initiative will expand awareness of employment challenges and strengthen the skills and abilities of professionals to hire, retain, and advance this high-potential labor force. Read the Press Release

Disability in America

Only 13% of workplaces have disability-specific inclusion initiatives. As a result:


More than three quarters of HR professionals primarily define disability as something that is physical.


More than half of people managers have not participated in any disability inclusion training at all.


Legal requirements of disability non-discrimination and accommodation are included in required training only about a third of the time.

Source: SHRM Research in partnership with Workplace Initiative

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The only disability is when people cannot see human potential.

Debra Ruh  //  Author, Speaker, Advocate


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