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Disability Self-ID Best Practices

On July 30, 2020 Disability:IN Wisconsin welcomed business leaders from across the state to learn about the importance of self-identification and disclosure of disabilities in the workplace. Tracey Andrus from Rangam Consultants Inc., Greg Pollock from PNC, and Lea Collins-Worachek from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development discussed questions about how this tool can destigmatize…

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Best Practices for Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

On June 18 th, 2020 Disability:IN Wisconsin presented a webinar, ‘Best Practices for Hiring Individuals with Disabilities:  Maximizing Abilities to Drive Outcomes”.  The webinar featured a peer-to-peer dialogue around employing individuals with disabilities in an effort to change the perception of attendees to become receptive in looking at different pools of talent that may include individuals with…

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COVID-19 and the Workforce: Intersections of Cornavirus, Employment and Disability Inclusion

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Disability:IN Wisconsin would like to inform and share with you the following resources Disability:IN, has compiled to support your disability inclusion work during COVID-19. As we work together and learn during this unprecedented time, we are guided by two broad principles: Designing and implementing responses to COVID-19 that are based on facts, objective evidence, and…

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Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin

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Becky Kekula from Disability:IN joined a group at our sponsor Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin for more best practice talk. There was networking among professionals after the discussion. American Family Insurance Becky Kekula from Disability:IN also shared best practices for the Disability Equality Index with Madison-area employers. We’re so grateful to our partners…

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America’s vocational rehabilitation (VR) program turns 100

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This year marks 100 years since the establishment of America’s vocational rehabilitation (VR) program, which was created by Congress in 1920 to assist individuals with physical disabilities. Today, VR serves people with a range of disabilities, whether visible or not. It also uses a dual-customer approach, working to helps businesses meet their workforce needs and…

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30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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The Office of Disability Employment Policy’s latest Business $ense shares resources for small businesses on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which turns 30 this year. It also highlights resources available to assist businesses in understanding their responsibilities under the law, among them EARN, the Job Accommodation Network, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s ADA…

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Wisconsin Businesses Named Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion

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Disability:IN has named six Wisconsin employers among the 2019 Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion through its Disability Equality Index (DEI). The DEI is the most comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion. Companies who score 80% or higher receive the distinction, and Wisconsin Companies recognized included: Manpower Group (100%), Old National Bank (100%), Northwestern…

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Wisconsin Ability Summit

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First ever Wisconsin Ability Summit is in the books! The Wisconsin Ability Summit was the pinnacle of 2019 events for Disability:IN Wisconsin. The successful day featured a full slate of guest speakers highlighting ways to achieve positive business outcomes through disability inclusion. A very special thanks goes to Northwestern Mutual for serving as host. The day…

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New Research Highlights Corporate Benefits of Disability Inclusion

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New research recently released by Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities, indicates that companies who employ and support workers with disabilities outperform their peers. The report entitled, Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage, examined whether or not there is a positive correlation between a company’s disability inclusion efforts and its financial performance.…

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