Fostering Accessible In-Person and Remote Workplaces

As we navigate the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, workplaces are continuing to grapple with policies on returning to the office. For so many–especially disabled people–the shift to remote work has been a boon, enabling them to work productively in safe environments that best meet their access needs. And yet, working from home has also brought to light a “digital divide,” including a lack of internet access and inaccessibility in a virtual world.

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to creating a workplace that works for everyone. We must recognize that ideal working environments are different for each person, and that the best way to support employee success is to prioritize accessibility and flexible policies. In doing so, employers and human resource departments can foster a culture of inclusion and ensure a more equitable work experience for all employees.

For insights on how best to move forward, consider the following perspectives from the disability community:

Disability Perspectives

Providing Disability Accommodations