Berkeley Lab

Disability Employment Awareness Discussion – October 26, 2020

The All Access Employee Resource Group presents an event on Disability Employment Awareness hosted by Jennfier Kumiyama and Kevin Gifford-Tinker.

This is a discussion about the contributions of people with disabilities in the workforce and the importance of accessibility in obtaining employment and in the workplace.

Date: Monday, Oct. 26 On Google Calendar

Time: 12 noon – 1 pm

Slides: National Disability Employment Awareness Month “Increasing Access and Opportunity”

Recorded presentation (begins at the 10 min mark):

screen shot of presentation

Topics of Discussion:

  • Underemployment of people with disabilities
  • Benefits of employing individuals with disabilities (for public & private entities)
  • How someone with a disability experiences the job application process
  • Reasonable accommodations
    • During the hiring process
    • As an employee
  • Possible impacts of COVID-19 on accessibility in the workplace & employment practices
    • Short-term vs. long-term changes
    • Positive vs. negative outcomes