Produced with support and cooperation from the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, Disability in Society series begins with Citizen, not just consumer. We all belong to communities and as a member – a citizen — of a community, we are part of something bigger than ourselves. Consumerism implies consumption without responsibility or relationship. People with disabilities want to and should be recognized and included as citizens.
The Disability in Society series continues with Hiring people with disabilities is just good business. People with disabilities are reliable employees and have an overall higher job retention rate. Businesses that embrace disability inclusion have found … a positive correlation between … profitability, employee morale, and engagement.