National Survey Shows People with Disabilities Are Striving to Work & Overcoming Barriers
The 2015 Kessler Foundation "National Employment and Disability Survey" has found that nearly 69 percent of Americans with disabilities are working, actively preparing for employment or looking for jobs. Barriers to work include lack of education or training opportunities, transportation issues and employer attitudes. The survey also found that having a flexible work schedule (flexible start and end times, work at home, taking more breaks) was one of the most important workplace accommodations. The survey includes responses from more than 3,000 working-age Americans with disabilities.
For more information about recruiting and hiring people with disabilities, career planning and job training, and job accommodations that can help people with disabilities succeed in the workplace, read Disability.gov’s Guide to Employment.