For organisations worldwide, building and maintaining an inclusive work environment is a crucial need. Though needless to mention, it is a constant and ever-evolving process.
The concept of ‘disability inclusion’ goes beyond mere compliance with legal requirements. It embodies a commitment to creating a workplace that celebrates the unique abilities and perspectives of differently abled individuals. Unfortunately, representation of persons with disabilities in India Inc has been sparce owing to multiple reasons, including the small pool of candidates with the requisite credentials, the nature of the role, difficulties in mapping talent with available vacancies, employers being unable to provide accessible facilities and a welcoming work environment, and the myth surrounding additional expenditure in the recruitment of persons with disabilities. These issues are compounded by a severe lack of awareness of disability inclusion.
Please click here to read the full article by Preetha Soman and Aishwarya Manjooran, published in IBA.