Including Stakeholders with Disabilities to Innovate and Solve Problems


Problems are solved most effectively when we include the people who have experienced them first hand — those who know the solutions that will work best. Just like issues that impact people of different racial, ethnic, or other backgrounds, people with disabilities should be involved in solving the issues that impact them. After all, organizations are at their best when they welcome, respect, and include people of all backgrounds — including people with disabilities. This session will enable you to make your work accessible to, and inclusive of, the one in five people who live with a physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health, or other disability. You will gain insight into how to ensure accessibility in your own and your grantees’ programs, your resources and communications, and your internal hiring and diversity initiatives. It will also enable you to understand key aspects of intersectionality as they impact a wide range of issue areas.

Breakout session