How can interns and employees with disabilities serve to enrich a company?

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Companies benefit from having interns and employees with disabilities. These individuals enrich companies in ways that include the following.

  • Having an employee with a disability may make it more acceptable for other employees to open up to each other about strengths and weaknesses.
  • People with disabilities are often good problem solvers, thinking outside the box and creating solutions to problems that may not be apparent to others.
  • They can promote a culture of accessibility and diversity.
  • People with disabilities often create a safe place for sharing thoughts and ideas.
  • Opening the conversation up around disability encourages all work processes to be accessible and all products developed to be accessible.
  • Including employees and interns with disabilities makes a statement that your workplace is flexible and adaptable .

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