Some barriers facing job seekers who have a disability involve myths about the difficulty of including them in the workplace.
Dispelling the Myths – Facts & Figures
(From “Six Steps to Marketing Employment for People Who Have a Disability” by Joe Dale,
1. Employees who have a disability rate average or above average in performance ratings.
2. A Harris study showed that 46% of employers say that workers who have a disability work harder than
3. Over two-thirds of job accommodations cost less than $500.
4. Less than 4% of people who have a disability require any physical accommodations at all.
5. Less than 2% of people who have a disability use a wheelchair or scooter as their primary mode of
6. According to a DuPont survey of employees, those who have a disability have average or above average
7. 97% of workers who have a disability rate as average to above average in terms of safety on the job.
8. A UK study showed that people who have a disability, their family and close relations comprise 25% of the
9. Hiring workers who have a disability does not adversely affect an employer’s WSIB premiums
10. Workers who have a disability are 5x’s more likely to stay on the job than people who do not have a
11. A Harris study found that 39% of workers who have a disability to be more reliable than other workers.
12. 15% of the Canadian population has a disability.
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