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Copy of Copy of VOICE- with animation
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it's a future
People with disabilities (PWD) are the largest untapped workforce in the world
To encourage colleagues of PWD to become public allies in order to create
more welcoming, inclusive and supportive business cultures
VOICE Program Purpose
Challenge conventional thinking
Encourage accommodation requests
Become conscious of language
Allied in Symbols
Allied in Words
When PWD have accommodations they need, employers gain:
They have the most underutilized spending & voting power
0thers who care about PWD
Current U.S. Market Potential
Plan to work after “retirement”
Increase in number of people 50+ by 2022
of those 55-64
will develop disability
Prefer full-time work
Despite non-discrimination rules & opportunities
to request accommodations, most PWD do not discuss
their situations at work
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.
Americans < Age 21
at one distribution center have physical or cognitive disabilities
40% of 700 employees
Down syndrome, Autism, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, other special needs
#1 in productivity across whole company
1 in 2 live with or directly affected by disability
Training & Education
What Allies do
Advocate for full inclusion in workplace
Serve as caring & empathetic listeners
Offer accommodation options
Ask PWDs what they need to do their best work
Your business prospers
Income Controlled by People with Disabilities (PWD)
billion in U.S.
1 in 5 Americans
of bringing out
the best in others
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
Can complete repetitive tasks for longer periods of time
Need to channel their talents
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