Did you know?

  • People with disabilities have equal or higher job performance rates, higher retention rates and lower absenteeism than people without disabilities.
  • People with disabilities are experienced problem-solvers and can bring a unique perspective to the workplace.
  • There are tax incentives for employers to help offset the cost of accommodations.
    • Architectural/Transportation Tax Deduction (all businesses are eligible)
    • Small Business Tax Credit – received for making business accessible to person with disabilities
    • Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) – tax credit for employers hiring individuals from certain targeted groups (i.e. low-income, VR referrals, veterans, summer youth employees, SSI recipients)
  • Fifty-six percent (56%) of workplace accommodations cost absolutely nothing.
  • Typical one-time expenditures for an accommodation are $600 or less.
  • Options for training the ideal candidate include:  On the Job Training, Job Coaching, and Work Experience.

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