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Copy of Copy of VOICE- with animation

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Transcript of Copy of Copy of VOICE- with animation

It's not just a
it's a future
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
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
0thers who care about PWD
$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
Wanted:
Allies

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

Imagine
Diversity = Prosperity
Including me sets a tone that improves the work environment for everyone.
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
Autism Spectrum
Americans < Age 21
Intellectual Disability
at one distribution center have physical or cognitive disabilities
40% of 700 employees
Down syndrome, Autism, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, other special needs
20% better
#1 in productivity across whole company
are
71%
of disabilities
1 in 2 live with or directly affected by disability
program includes:
VOICE
Inclusive Communication
Workplace Accommodation
Training & Education
Regulatory Compliance
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2
3
4
What Allies do
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2
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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
Your business prospers
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
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
PWDs using their full capabilities
Companies access this emerging market
Teams benefiting from new perspectives
Companies are more productive and make more money
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 Americans
57
Very focused
Can complete repetitive tasks for longer periods of time
Need to channel their talents
20%
U.S. population
+
+
=
the Workplace
Growth
Rapid Market
the possibilities
for your company…
A decision that benefits all
Companies engage in the community
Imagine the benefits to your community and society
Your return on your investment
JOB
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