This 2018 white paper by Accenture explores how technologies have the potential to bring an estimated 350 million people with disabilities into the workforce over the next 10 years—provided we design with accessibility in mind today.
Decades of research by organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers shows that being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working.
Employees with disabilities can help businesses gain a better understanding of how to meet the needs of this important customer base—currently the 3rd largest market segment in the U.S.
This 2017 Center for Talent Innovation report found that 30% of white collar employees have a disability. The numbers are similar across gender, race, and generation.
Companies who embrace best practices for employing and supporting more persons with disabilities in their workforce earn 28 percent higher revenue, double the net income and 30 percent higher economic profit margins than their peers.