The employers must realize more than ever the benefit of hiring disabled workers.
It’s because, in this job market where there are not sufficient jobs for everybody, such people are likely to be more unemployed. They are ignored for jobs over their more “competent” counterparts, even when the former have college degrees like them.
The companies can also benefit by providing accessible training to such resources when they are facing a labor shortage caused by the Great Resignation. There are positions open with companies, but they cannot close them due to rising wages and the lack of talent in the labor market.
Moreover, the recession has hit America, so employers can’t afford to pay exorbitant salaries. Hence, people with disabilities can’t be ignored and should be given equal opportunities to get hired. Organizations also benefit from the different opinions of such workers on business matters and make effective decisions.
Companies must look forward to having the most accessible training for their learners. All the employees should be able to benefit from this training.
Employers must take enough steps to ensure that the company hires disabled people. Hence, the other employees must be compassionate towards such employees to create an inclusive ambiance for the latter.
Accessible training can benefit a company by ensuring that it makes use of unutilized disabled resources. The managers must recruit such employees, which is possible when websites that provide opportunities for such resources are consulted. The employers must ensure that when hired, these resources are given ample opportunities to prosper in the company. There should be awards meant exclusively for disabled people so that they feel appreciated for being a part of the company.
Accessible training also benefits employees without disabilities. It’s because they develop confidence by helping employees who have problems comprehending English. After all, it’s not their native language. Explaining things to such staff improves the communication skills of employees.
Companies that provide accessible training earn more goodwill than others.
But, how to make the workplace accessible for those with a physical disability?
Employees with movement issues often need a service animal to execute simple commands, like bringing lunch from the refrigerator. Hence, they should be allowed to bring them to the office for an easier work routine.
When companies have ramps so that employees with wheelchairs can quickly move around, they are also used by parents who have to bring their toddlers to such places due to a lack of a babysitter.
What is accessibility learning?
Accessible training and tests for physically disabled people:
There can be employees with a physical disability who consistently can’t commute to a training location. It’s better that virtual training is provided to enhance their capabilities.
Such a disability can be since birth or arise after an accident. It means that the person can’t move his limbs completely, which causes him to require help while holding and lifting things. Since this kind of disability affects limbs, it can also cause problems with motor movements.
Employees with disabilities also have problems taking written exams due to the inability to type.
Hence, it’s better if the companies provide such employees with speech-to-text devices for entering answers in exams in accessible training.
Such employees can also be given touch screen keyboards and PCs to eliminate the use of the mouse. They can also be given additional time to complete such tests, but it’s better to attempt it in front of the webcam to thwart any cheating.
Training for those who have low vision:
People with visual disabilities also include those with low vision problems. So, such people can’t see text unless it is of a particular font size, which should be taken into account while designing accessible training. Hence, screen enhancement software should be enabled in the LMS so that they can increase the text size while reading it. This software increases a part of the screen, so the user can see it clearly.
With such software, the employees can sit straight in front of a screen without bending to read the text. They also can see the text even if they are viewing it from a certain distance. It’s because sitting too close to the computer to read the text can affect their eyesight.
Screen enhancement software is sufficient for employees with low vision, but those who can’t see need a screen reader that reads out anything written to them. This software can also read out the questions to such people, expediting their completion of tests.
Hence, this is how companies can provide accessible training to people with disabilities.