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Is Your Company Ready to Include Disability In Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts?

Posted by on February 24, 2021 - 0 Comments

If one good thing came out of 2020, it was the elevation of discussions in the media on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Last year’s health, financial and racial injustice crises knocked down barriers and highlighted many issues that have been ignored for too long. This focus on injustices provides an opportunity for companies to expand DEI practices. Typically, this means focusing diversity and inclusion efforts on gender, race and sexual orientation.

Disability Awareness Player and Business Assistant, Sarah A

Those are all important areas, but what about rounding out your diversity and inclusion efforts by including disability? Becoming more disability-aware and communicating in a disability-aware way will add to your company’s success in expanding diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Disability Awareness Players can help your company do just that with their famous Disability Awareness Training!

Since 2009, the Disability Awareness Players have been helping businesses’ Diversity and Inclusion efforts through Disability Awareness Trainings. The Players have trained over 13,000 people, counting staff of businesses, cultural institutions, libraries and students at schools.

Disability Awareness Player John G

Our Training is fun yet informative. The Players break down stereotypes of people with disabilities and teach audiences how to interact and communicate with people with disabilities in a safe, non-judgmental environment. They give you the tools you need to make your business culture more inclusive.

Now the Players are able to reach more people than ever. By moving the Disability Awareness Training to a virtual platform, the Players have been able to continue to spread the message of disability awareness beyond the Chicago Area. We have already trained staff in government offices in New York, for example. Plus, the Players continue to get great reviews!

Here is what some individuals from the Bronx DA’s office had to say about the Training:

Disability Awareness Players Billy, Allissa, Brian and John

“I thought today’s presentation was very insightful and impactful. Watching and learning from the players today was inspiring and everyone should be very proud of themselves. Please continue what you are doing and I hope you are able to spread this message to many other businesses as I feel this is very important for everyone to be aware of. Thank you again!”

“Interesting and excellent presentation.”

Are you ready to include disability in your DEI efforts?  Yes, I want my business to become more disability aware! We would love to work with you.


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