October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which means it's a good time for employers to reflect on the inclusion of people with disabilities.
Typically, workers with disabilities experience more micromanagement and less recognition for their work, one Mercer study showed. But the pandemic — which pushed many employees remote and prompted renewed concerns for employee health and safety — made employers re-examine how they think about accessibility and productivity. Few groups may benefit from this more than workers with disabilities, experts have written.
So what can employers do make their workplaces disability-friendly as the world moves toward hybrid work? Read on.