R2 implements and acknowledges all the advice below and strongly recommends it to all employers
- Create an inclusive work culture: Foster an environment where all employees feel valued and included. This can be done by implementing inclusive policies, practices and programs, recognizing and celebrating diversity, and encouraging open communication.
- Provide accommodations: Ensure that the workplace is accessible for all employees. This includes providing accommodations such as assistive technologies, accessible facilities, and flexible work arrangements.
- Educate employees: Conduct training sessions for employees on disability awareness, accessibility, and inclusive practices. This can help to raise awareness, increase understanding, and promote a culture of inclusion.
- Hire inclusively: Develop inclusive hiring practices to attract and hire candidates with disabilities. This can include partnering with disability employment organizations, posting job openings on disability-specific job boards, and ensuring job descriptions and applications are accessible.
- Provide career development opportunities: Ensure that career development opportunities are accessible to all employees, including those with disabilities. This can include providing mentorship, leadership development programs, and accessible training and development opportunities.
- Encourage disclosure: Create a safe and inclusive environment where employees feel comfortable disclosing their disabilities. This can help employers to provide the necessary accommodations and support to enable employees to perform their jobs effectively.
- Measure and track progress: Regularly measure and track progress towards disability inclusion goals. This can help employers to identify areas for improvement and ensure that their inclusion efforts are having the desired impact.