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New book explores disability in the workplace

Progress made and challenges still to be met are discussed in a new book, “Employment and Disability: Issues, Innovations and Opportunities,” written by experts at the ILR School’s Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability.

“You will see how the United States, other countries and businesses today are responding proactively to move the needle on employment disparities for individuals with disabilities,” said Susanne Bruyère, Yang-Tan Institute director. “In light of the continuing employment disparities and the rapidly changing workplace resulting from globalization and technology intensification, we have selected topics on continuing and emerging issues and opportunities for improving employment.”

The institute provides education, advocacy and technical assistance to organizational professionals, governing agencies and others in partnerships to overcome obstacles preventing equitable access to full workforce participation.

“The shared models of new access and opportunities are intended to inspire new endeavors for disability inclusion,” Bruyère said.

The book was published this fall by the Labor and Employment Relations Association. 

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