Member Spotlight: Alliance Members Creating Opportunity through Workplace Inclusion
Creating economic opportunities is a prerequisite for building a more resilient, inclusive, and prosperous economy. This moral imperative of this work has been brought into clearer focus in the wake of COVID-19. As President Biden acknowledged in his formal proclamation of NDEAM 2021:
Americans with disabilities — particularly women and people of color — have faced long-standing gaps in employment, advancement, and income. The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded these inequities, as people with disabilities have faced heightened risks — particularly the disproportionate share of people with disabilities employed in the hardest-hit industries. Our Nation will never fully recover and rebuild unless every single community — including disabled Americans — is fully included.
The Portland Business Alliance supports initiatives to create inclusive workplaces—and an economy at-large—that accommodates and supports workers with disabilities.
We also want to use this month to highlight Alliance members that focus on improving access and opportunities for disabled people in the workplace. Please join us in recognizing the important work done by these organizations:
SIGN CLASS LLC
Anne Gray Liversidge offers courses in American Sign Language (ASL) tailored for businesses, families and individuals. Her goal: reduce the discrimination tied to the ignorance of deaf culture and the beautiful language that flows through it.
Do you know another Alliance member organization that is should be commended during National Disability Employment Awareness Month? Please let us know. Send an email to [[email address]] and we’ll add them to the list!