Tag: Disability

what, diversity

What is Diversity? More Than Meets the Eye

Discussions about diversity and inclusion in businesses and institutions have been going on for decades — DiversityInc has been advocating for both since 1998. In 2020, as movements against racial injustice have demanded further reckoning, businesses across the country were challenged even more than ever to show a dedication to diversity…

service dog

Dogs to Become Only Service Animal Allowed on Airlines; Tesla Dramatically Lacking in Black and Female Leadership; and More

Dogs are set to become the only official service animal allowed on airlines. Following outlandish stories of service goats and emotional support peacocks being banned from U.S. flights in the past few years, the U.S. Department of Transportation has decided to put an end to the flying zoo some pilots…

invisible disability, self

Overcoming Stigma: How to Increase Self-Identification of Invisible Disabilities

The International Day of Persons With Disabilities is aimed at raising awareness of disability issues, empowering people with disabilities and advocating for a more disability-inclusive world. While visible disabilities like mobility issues or Down syndrome are immediately apparent, there are also medical conditions that affect a person’s daily functioning but are…

agism

Ageism Remains a Problem in Business, Despite D&I Efforts to Correct It; UPS Ends Discriminatory Ban on Beards and Natural Black Hairstyles; and More

Ageism remains a problem in business, despite D&I efforts to correct it. Nearly 2 out of 3 workers over the age of 45 have seen or experienced age discrimination on the job, according to the AARP. A study in 2019 reported that 80% of older workers have had their career…

30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Commemorates Work Done and More Progress Needed

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. 2020 is the 30th anniversary of this landmark civil rights legislation. The ADA “prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.”