Getting a disabled individual to work can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. Here are 3 tips that will help you find disabled people and get them into your company.
1) Create a disabled-friendly environment: Ensure that the disabled person is comfortable with their surroundings before sending them on an interview or job site visit. This includes making your office space welcoming for disabled individuals and ensuring they have access to all necessary amenities such as ramps, elevators, braille signage, etc.
2) Be mindful of accessibility needs: Once the disabled person has been hired by your company (or interviewed), make sure they feel like they have equal opportunities within the company regarding promotions and pay raises. You want disabled individuals to feel treated reasonably and not discriminated against because of their disability.
3) Be relatable by telling your own story about getting a job with disabilities. What challenges did you face with looking for a job, and how did you overcome them?
Disabled individuals can still find and hold down a job just like any other person looking for work. So if you are disabled and looking for work.