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DISABILITY is an evolving concept.

Disability results from the barriers that hinder a person’s full participation in society on an equal basis with others. When there are proper ACCOMMODATIONS, there aren’t any disabilities!

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Examples of disabilities
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Learning disability
  • Memory disorder
  • Dyslexia
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Phobia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Speech impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Deafness
  • Vision impairment
  • Blindness
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Mobility issue
  • Agility issue

Our understanding of disability is evolving

Disability used to be understood within the medical model, where a disability was only defined by a health diagnosis.


Today, we know that disability is understood through a combination of the severity of a health diagnosis, in addition to an individual’s ability to interact within society.


Disabilities can be
  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe

Onset
  • Confirmation of a disability diagnosis
  • Birth
  • Childhood
  • Adolescence
  • Adult Life
  • Old Age


Disclaimer:

HIRE for TALENT has made every effort to use the most respectful words possible while writing these materials. We realize, however, that the most appropriate terminology may change over time. We developed these materials with the intent to respect the dignity and inherent rights of all individuals.



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FREE EMPLOYER TOOLKIT

The toolkit offers a variety of informative tools. Learn about the skills people with disabilities bring to the workplace and use our ‘how-to’ resources, that provide practical tips and strategies on successful recruitment, hiring, inclusion and retention of people with disabilities.

DISABILITY CONFIDENT PARTNERS CAN HELP YOU!

There is help to become an inclusive employer! HIRE for TALENT has a network of organizations offering services and programs designed to help your business recruit, hire, train and retain people with disabilities. After consulting the employer toolkit, call a HIRE for TALENT, Disability Confident PARTNER to find-out what services are available near you!

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FACTS & STATS

Employers often find that workers who identify as having disabilities have unique abilities; they also tend to work harder to prove themselves.
According to employers, people with disabilities perform as well or better than other workers. These employers concluded that hiring people with disabilities did not negatively impact their businesses.
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In a national survey of consumer attitudes towards various companies, 92% of the respondents gave favourable ratings to businesses that hire people with disabilities.
98% were satisfied or very satisfied with the service they received when dealing with an employee with a disability.