Celebrate National Disability Awareness Month with TPG!This October, in honor of National Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM), TPG is hosting a live panel webinar consisting of people with disabilities who have thrived in the workplace. We’ll discuss the challenges the panelists have faced to get to this point in their careers, the tools they employ to be able to do their jobs effectively, and their hopes for the future of an inclusive work environment. NDEAM is about celebrating inclusivity and educating people about the benefits of a diverse workforce and refuting misconceptions about what it means to hire someone with a disability. Employing individuals with disabilities is more than just “the right thing to do.” A 2018 Deloitte study found that organizations with inclusive cultures are three times as likely to be high-performing, and twice as likely to meet or exceed financial targets. Countless organizations have found that their disabled employees are more productive and loyal than their peers. Service-oriented businesses often see an uptick in patrons after hiring people with disabilities.
Join us on Oct 28 at 12pm ET to hear our panelists’ storiesRegister today for the webinar.
Additional resources to help you and your organization celebrate NDEAMTPG’s mission is firmly rooted in helping support people with disabilities in all areas of their lives, including employment. Take a look at our resources to inspire you and your organization.
- Real People, Real Stories – Video podcast interviews and blog articles written about real people with disabilities and how the challenges they face living in the 21st century
- ADA 30th Anniversary Video – Watch a compilation of assorted TPG and Vispero employees profess why they’re grateful for the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Diversity in the Workplace blog article – Learn how diversity and inclusion deliver direct benefits to any organization
- Podcasts – TPG hosts a podcast along with our affiliate, Interactive Accessibility, on which we interview people with disabilities leading interesting lives
What can you do to help advocate for employment for people with disabilities?
- Ensure your job application portal and job listings are accessible. You can get a free accessibility scan of your website to find out if you are unintentionally discriminating against applicants with disabilities.
- Actively recruit individuals with disabilities for roles in your organization. The U.S. Department of Labor offers several initiatives to help get you started.
- Support non-profits or organizations that hire people with disabilities. Small businesses like coffee shops or bakeries are legendary for inclusive hiring practices.
- Spread the word! There are a lot of misconceptions about hiring people with disabilities. Share the truth with colleagues, acquaintances, and friends.