Disability Disclosure and Self-Idenfication: Benefits, Barriers and Implementable Solutions
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Description: 2:00 - 2:30 PM EST - An EARN Webinar
Presenters: Michael Murray, Diversity Program Manager, U.S. Office of Personnel Management & Sarah von Schrader, Assistant Director of Research, Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute
Description: Disability disclosure at the workplace can be greatly beneficial to both employers and employees with disabilities. However, many individuals, especially those with non-visible disabilities may fear repercussions and opt not to self-identify. Additionally, many employers do not know how to collect this information and capture more accurately the percentage of workers with disabilities in their organizations. With the recently released regulations strengthening Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and setting specific utilization goals for workers with disabilities, the need for creating environments where individuals feel comfortable disclosing a disability has become more critical. Using recent research as a foundation, this webinar will examine:
- The benefits of workplace disclosure for employees with disabilities and employers;
- The barriers and facilitators to disclosure from the perspective of individuals with disabilities; and,
- Strategies employers have implemented that increase self-identification.
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