Business Resources and Services from Disability Awareness Author / Speaker Gary Karp

The Business Case for
Workers with Disabilities

It's Not About "Hiring the Handicapped" Anymore

Modern Disability is about business. It's not about charity. It's not about making sacrifices.

Modern Disability is about a dramatic, new truth. It's an amazing story: people with disabilities have been at the center of dramatic, historic changes that have removed artificial obstacles and expanded possibilities. For a wide range of reasons, they are more able than ever before!

That means business. That means a pool of talent that is poorly understood, if at all. That means people who are your customers with real and growing disposable incomes

Here are some key points about the Business Case for workers with disabilities:

  • Our information economy is much less about physical labor.A Little More
  • Anyone can drive a computer.A Little More
  • Disability management is able to keep more people on the job.A Little More
  • More people with disabilities are career-oriented.A Little More
  • No law says you have to.A Little More
  • Good management requires understanding the actual, current circumstances that surround a business, and being informed of the resources available for that organization to achieve its goals. Managing change is a priority, and disability has changed radically.

    It's time to get up to speed. Take a closer look at the business case for Modern Disability through the links below or menus above.


    Disability law protects business, too. If a person cannot perform the appropriately-defined essential tasks of a job with reasonable accommodation, you don't have to hire or keep them. If they come to work drunk, you can discipline them.
    As education has opened up and become more accessible, with children mainstreamed in the schools, more people with disability have advanced degrees and intend to support themselves with work.
    The adaptive spirit of Modern Disability means that when someone acquires a disability while employed they are more able to stay at work or return to work – to everyone's benefit.
    Inability to walk has nothing to do with computer skills. Thanks to adaptive technologies, the same is true for vision loss or limb loss. Anyone with the cognitive ability can use desktop technology effectively.
    More work happens inside at computer stations, where tasks involve decision making and creativity. So, physical disability is not the impediment to work it once was.