Celebrate International Day of People With Disabilities on December 3
In 1992, as part of its focus on promoting the well-being of people with disabilities, the United Nations called for an international day of celebration for people with disabilities. Held on December 3 each year, International Day of People With Disabilities is a day to recognize and learn from the experiences of those with disabilities and for organizations to show support and take action to create more diverse and inclusive communities.
In recognition of the day, we’re sharing some inspiring articles and blog posts highlighting the work of HR pros to create more inclusive campuses and workplaces.
- Removing Hiring Barriers for the Disability Community (Higher Ed HR Magazine). Explore ways that higher ed institutions can improve the recruitment process and applicant experience for those with disabilities, create customized employee options, and embrace disability awareness and inclusion as an ongoing investment.
- Creative Partnerships: The Path to an Inclusive Campus (The Higher Ed Workplace Blog). Read about how the director for the ADA Resource Center for Equality and Accessibility at the University of Kansas promoted the Hawk Route — a three-quarter-mile wheelchair-accessible path leading through five buildings from the bottom to the top of a 400-foot incline to help those with mobility issues.
- Workplace Inclusivity for People With Disabilities: Accommodating Specific Needs (The Higher Ed Workplace Blog). Learn about the difference between disability accommodation versus inclusion and how employers can create a formal process for making and requesting accommodations.
- Workplace Inclusivity for People With Disabilities: Creating a Welcoming Environment for All (The Higher Ed Workplace Blog). Explore ways higher ed can think more broadly and be more proactive about creating an inclusive workplace for individuals with disabilities.