There are many reasons that employers might want to recruit individuals with disabilities:

  • Diversity: Some businesses are looking for diverse characteristics in their workforce, and consider individuals with disabilities part of a broader definition of diversity that may include criteria such as race, gender, or ethnic identity.
  • Unique Expertise: Many employers believe that individuals with disabilities have unique expertise that can be applied in a work setting.
  • Innovation: Many people with disabilities are required to engage in creative problem solving on a daily basis. In a work setting, such resourcefulness can translate into innovative thinking and creative solutions to problems.
  • Attracting Business: Many American consumers say they prefer to support businesses that hire people with disabilities. Further, customers with disabilities often do business with companies that best meet their needs and reflect their values.

Job Acommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

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