July is Disability Pride Month, celebrated to honor the Americans with Disabilities Act signed July 26, 1990.
While the ADA is 32 years old this year, progress for workers with disabilities has taken time, as the stories below illustrate. Job ads can easily leave workers out, even accidentally. Apprenticeships may not always be available to them. And while the pandemic has created more opportunity for workers with disabilities, return-to-work plans can sometimes lack proper consideration.
In these stories, experts and studies show how employers can take steps to make a more inclusive workplace for everyone — even amid sweeping changes in the world of work.