Disability:IN has compiled the following resources to support your disability inclusion work during COVID-19.
The coronavirus and COVID-19 crisis impact the disability community in ways that are both universal and unique; this is also true across industries. Here are industry-specific resources from peer-to-peer calls and knowledge sharing amongst our Corporate Partners.
Drawing on the collective expertise of our corporate partners, this section of Disability:IN’s COVID-19 Response Series lists action items to help organizations ensure that employees with disabilities are included in all aspects of remote work during this crisis and always.
We have gathered resources from people with disabilities and disability organizations that can assist employers in understanding the way in which the disabled community is impacted. Also included are articles from other sources that focus on what employers and others can learn from people with disabilities during the crisis.
D&I professionals are in a unique position to support a business climate that is currently shifting in response to the pandemic. This time period has created an opportunity to broaden the message and increase the impact of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” expands on a previous publication that focused on the ADA and Rehabilitation Act, and adds questions-and-answers to respond to common inquiries.
Resources from the United Nations, The International Labor Organization, International Disability Alliance, World Blind Union, World Federation of the Deaf and more!
Recognizing that associated anxiety will rise as the number of COVID-19 cases increase, especially for employees who have mental health conditions and those who may develop them during this crisis. This resource has a list of recommendations that employers can use to assist employees with and without disabilities.
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disability:IN has compiled a ‘shortlist’ of DOBEs, organized by industry/field. During these challenging times, we must stand by our values and mission, and continue to support these businesses.