'Count Me in and Count My Impact:' Metrics and People with Disabilities

Saying there is a disability strategy and proving the strategy is working are two different things. Measuring progress is the only assurance that people are counted in rather than excluded.
— By Jeremiah Prince

The expression "level the playing field" is frequently used to cover many situations, but when applied to people with disabilities in the workplace, it takes on enormous importance. A level playing field means people with disabilities have a fair opportunity, based on their abilities and desire to succeed, to express their potential.

Organizations develop disability initiatives and institute policies and procedures addressing things like the ADA and accommodations. How is it possible to know if the organizational culture and strategy are successfully leveling the playing field and giving people with disabilities the opportunities they deserve as much as anyone else in the workplace? What is the real impact of inclusion on the busin...

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