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Disability and Dignity: Communication that Cultivates Accessible and Inclusive Workplaces for All
According to the Department of Labor, there are over 18 million disabled employees in the U.S. workforce. Workplaces increasingly realize the importance of inclusive and supportive cultures for their employees with disabilities, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it's good for business.

This session will provide strategies to highlight the ways organizations can support employees with disabilities by discussing various types of disability, interpersonal and organizational implications of supportive workplaces, and actionable communication strategies employees and leaders can take to promote inclusion. When workplaces are accessible, employees bring their best selves to work, and employers get the best contributions from their employees.

As a result of this session, you will be able to:
• Define disability and identify differences in people-first and identify-first language
• Discuss the ways in which organizational commitments to inclusion and accessibility benefit individual employees and organizations
• Analyze real world case studies and identify communication strategies relevant to inclusion in the workforce

Guest Facilitators: Greta Underhill and Gaby Byrd are doctoral candidates in the Communication Studies Department at the KU Lawrence Campus. They research disability, communication and workplace inclusion, as well as teach courses in business and interpersonal communication.

May 19, 2022 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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