1 in 4 Adults in the United States are living with a Disability


Tim Harrington of The Ability Center and Jill Simpson from OOD discusses why it matters to employ people with disabilities


Diversity & Inclusion Goals for your Workforce Webinar with OOD


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Accessibility within Diversity and Inclusion Strategy with First Solar Webinar

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Discussion led by Ability Center employees on
Disability Awareness in the Workplace with the Employers' Association

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Employment Facts


  • The global collective spending power of people with disabilities and their families is estimated to be nearly $8 trillion dollars.
  • People are more likely to buy from brands who reflect their own values.


  • Businesses who meet the needs of consumers with a disability understand the economic benefits and as a result are more competitive and profitable.
  • Communities with inclusive workforces realize higher productivity, buying power, tax revenues, and a lower number of persons who are dependent on social welfare programs.


  • Becoming a disability-friendly employer opens your organization up to an untapped talent pool and a far broader customer base.
  • With support, employees with disabilities can be just as productive as their colleagues and more loyal to their employers.
  • Among the unemployed, 2 out of 3 want to work. (Source: N.O.D./Harris Poll 2000)

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