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Creating Inclusive Workplaces for All | Catarina Rivera | TEDxRolandPark

TEDx Talks2022-07-05
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A successful Latina woman with Usher syndrome shares her experiences navigating daily life and a job interview in NYC, highlighting challenges due to her disability. Despite legal protections, discrimination against disabled individuals still occurs in the workplace. Disability employment lawyers recommend delaying disclosure until after being hired. The video emphasizes the value of disabled individuals in the workforce, promoting disability inclusion as a competitive advantage. Creating inclusive and accessible workplaces with best practices like closed captions is essential. Acceptance of disability as part of human diversity is crucial for a better world.

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Overcoming Challenges with Disability
01:30
The speaker, a Latina woman with Usher syndrome, shares her experiences navigating daily life and a job interview in New York City.
Despite her disabilities, she successfully manages the interview process by using strategies to overcome visual limitations.
The story emphasizes the importance of understanding and accommodating individuals with disabilities in various environments.
It underscores the need for inclusivity and accessibility for all.
The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 protects individuals from workplace discrimination based on disability.
06:10
Despite legal protections, disabled individuals still face challenges in job interviews and employment.
Disability employment lawyers recommend delaying disclosure of disability until after being hired due to prevalent ableism and discrimination.
A study found that only 21% of disabled employees disclosed their disability to HR, emphasizing the personal decision of disclosure.
Employers and leaders should focus on creating accessible and inclusive workplace cultures to support all individuals, including those with disabilities.
The value of disabled individuals in the workforce is emphasized, focusing on their innovation and problem-solving skills.
07:59
Disability inclusion is viewed as a competitive advantage rather than charity.
Best practices for inclusive workplaces are discussed, such as closed captions and sending meeting agendas in advance.
Providing support without requiring disability disclosure is emphasized, promoting the acceptance of disability as a natural part of human diversity.
Disability inclusion is deemed crucial for creating a better world for all.