At a conference I attended recently, I experienced a jobstacle course, which happened to also be on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd IDPWD2018).
Here is a link to some photos, with each station you got to experience what it was like to live in a world with vision problems, sensory issues, fine motor issues, learning disabilities etc.
My colleague that was leading the kiosk said that with diversity and inclusion it is great to help eliminate hidden bias and blind spots, but we have to do even more so that individuals don't have to self-identify to get the supports they need. The supports should already be offered and there from the start.
For example, if someone has dyslexia, they should not have to disclose that during an interview process, options should be given for everyone. If you want to respond to the exam in writing press button one, if you want to respond orally choose option two etc.., that would be a truly inclusive workplace.
Would love to hear your thoughts on this.
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