Disability advocates say improving inclusivity makes good business sense

Left: Nick Wyman, Right: Sara Hart Weir

While Georgia is experiencing record-low unemployment and a growing workforce, there still remain many barriers to employment for residents with various disabilities.

According to the Institute for Workplace Skills & Innovation, one in four adult Americans live with a disability and experience unemployment rates nearly double the general population.

Nicholas Wyman, president of the Institute, and Sara Hart Weir, former president of the National Down Syndrome Society, recently co-authored a report outlining how employers can make their workplaces more inclusive and explaining why it’s in their best interest to do so.

Christopher Alston contributed to this report.