If you are looking for advice or information on employing people with disabilities there is a new service and central information resource for employers.
Employer Disability Information has information on supports and funding, best practice checklists and advice on inclusive recruitment.
There are a number of simple things you can do immediately that cost very little.
Download Simple Things – Customer Service (PDF, 21kB ) and Simple Things (PDF 30kB) a slightly longer list covering accessibility, communication, customer service and recruitment.
The National Disability Authority (NDA) has a guide to help make your services more accessible.
NDA have published a guide on retaining employees who acquire a disability.
Download Retaining Employees Who Acquire a Disability – A Guide for Employers (PDF, 845kB)
Think about the words you use.
Download A Way With Words (PDF, 18kB) for a guide on words to avoid.
Tips for communicating with customers with disabilities.
Accessible Ontario has developed Accessibility Tips (PDF, 793kB) – a customer service guide.
The Health & Safety Authority Ireland: An employer’s guide to implementing inclusive health and safety practices for employees with disabilities. Download Employees with Disabilities (PDF, 457kB)
Business Disability Forum is the UK’s national employers’ network specifically focused on the topic of disability.
Workable New Zealand have a 10 point Best Practice employment framework.
The International Labour Office, Geneva has case studies of 25 international businesses.
Download Disability in the Workplace (PDF, 863kB)