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Copy of VOICE- with animation

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What a difference
A VOICE
can make
Stakeholders control
People with disabilities (PWD) are the largest untapped workforce in the world
Surprised?
To encourage colleagues of PWD to become public allies in order to create
more welcoming, inclusive and supportive business cultures
VOICE Program Purpose
Value perceptions
Obtain perspective
Inspire trust
Challenge conventional thinking
Encourage accommodation requests
Medical symbol that should not be applied to people
Become conscious of language
Greater productivity
Allied in Symbols
Allied in Words
When PWD have accommodations they need, employers gain:
Lower turnover
Reduced absenteeism
Improved morale
Market
Emerging
They have the most underutilized spending & voting power
Stakeholders
Family members
Friends
2 billion people
0thers who care about PWD
$8.1
trillion+
in disposable
income annually
$8.1
trillion+
India
Japan
Ireland
GDP
Current U.S. Market Potential
40%
Plan to work after “retirement”
70%
Increase in number of people 50+ by 2022
85%
22%
of those 55-64
will develop disability
Prefer full-time work
Maturing Workforce
Enlightened
Self-Awareness

Workers, pregnant women, temporarily injured, elderly & others
Benefit everyone!
Universal Design Principles
What limitations will you face
in the future?
Many of us will age into disability
Wanted:
Allies

Disabilities in
Despite non-discrimination rules & opportunities
to request accommodations, most PWD do not discuss
their situations at work
Powerful
Potential

Imagine
Model
Including me sets a tone that improves the work environment for everyone.
New
My strengths offset my limitations.
The limitations give me a perspective that supports “out-of-the-box” thinking.
Having limits hones skills and values that enrich my work.
Business Case #2
Autism Spectrum
Americans < Age 21
“What’s a problem is convincing others that it’s not a problem.”
Lais Kari
Intellectual Disability
at one distribution center have physical or cognitive disabilities
40% of 700 employees
Down syndrome, Autism, cerebral palsy, missing limbs, schizophrenia, other special needs
20% better
#1 in productivity across whole company
Leading Brazilian global information services company
are
71%
of disabilities
1 in 2 live with or directly affected by disability
Medical
Deficiency
Model
Social
Neutral in absence of life context
Model
Different from average
Disability located between
person & society
Remedy=Re-negotiated interaction with society
Agents of remedy: Many+PWD
Disability located in the person
Remedy is individualized attention
Disability is negative & should be ameliorated
Agent of remedy: health professional
program includes:
VOICE
Inclusive Communication
Workplace Accommodation
Training & Education
Regulatory Compliance
1
2
3
4
What Allies do
1
2
3
4
5
Advocate for full inclusion in workplace
Serve as caring & empathetic listeners
Raise awareness
Offer accommodation options
Ask PWDs what they need to do their best work
Overcoming
Fears
Treat others
as they want to be treated
(It's OK. Just ask!)
invisible
Mental health
Sensory
Learning
Attention
(ADHD)
Intellectual
Income Controlled by People with Disabilities (PWD)
$3
trillion
worldwide
$220
billion in U.S.
Business Case #4
Business Case #1
Wounded Warrior
Business Case #3
Sensory Disability
Top proofreader who is blind uses digital software that reads text aloud
Sets software to read at 10x normal speed
730,000
$60
million+
PWD
1 in 5 Americans
Symbolizes act
of bringing out
the best in others
Personalizes disabilities
Comes from Native American tribal cultures
71%
of disabilities are
non-apparent
PWDs using their full capabilities
Employers “walking
their talk”
Teams benefiting from new perspectives
Companies
tapping into this emerging market
Put person first
Show respect, not “PC”
Ask when in doubt
(“person with disability” not “quadriplegic”)
have disabilities that cause major challenge in one or more life activities
million people
110-190
Need to channel their talents
(science, technology, math, engineering)
U.S. soldiers who transition from battlefield to boardroom
15%
world population
+
+
=
the Workplace
Growth
Rapid Market
The Platinum Rule
the possibilities…
"Catching it"
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