COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic reversed decades of employment gains for disabled, but advocates see glimmers of hope – ABC News

October marks the 75th annual National Disability Awareness Employment Month, part of a Labor Department's effort to spread awareness about the employment struggles those with disabilities often face in the workplace. This year also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which [...]

NJIT Senior Alejandra Lopez-Diaz Lands Merck R&D Internship to Work on Vaccines

“Disability-inclusive companies, like Merck, take the opportunity at the [Disability:IN Annual] conference to interview aspiring professionals to see if we may be a fit for their companies,” said Diaz. “I interviewed with them and two days later they called me and asked me to join their internship program.” Continue [...]

Disability:IN & COVID-19

Disability:IN has compiled the following resources to support your disability inclusion work during COVID-19. COVID-19 Response: Industry-Specific Resources 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 [...]

2020-11-12T17:20:37+00:00June 4th, 2020|Accessibility, COVID-19, Global|

‘I was told I could never work remotely’: Before coronavirus, workers with disabilities say they implored employers to allow them to work from home

As many businesses across the U.S. have cobbled together work-from-home programs to comply with COVID-19 social-distancing measures, some workers with disabilities wonder why they were told for so long that they couldn’t work remotely to accommodate their disability — and now hope that this moment could be a turning [...]

COVID-19 Resources & Others Just Published

COVID-19 Disability:IN has compiled the following resources to support your disability inclusion work during COVID-19. As we work together and learn during this unprecedented time, we are guided by two broad principles: 1. Designing and implementing responses to COVID-19 that are based on facts, objective evidence, and science; and [...]

2020-11-12T17:20:54+00:00March 27th, 2020|Accessibility, COVID-19, Global, In the News|

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