Narrowing the Disability Employment Gap

Access and Opportunity

Jan 10 2023 • 28 mins

The barriers to entering and staying in the workforce are complex for disabled people, and magnified for disabled people with additional marginalized identities. This results in long term impacts to their household wealth: in the United States, the median net worth among households with adult members with a disability is $33,318 less than the national median, according to a report from Prosperity Now.

On this episode, we learn how unemployment drives the disability wealth gap and how advocates and entrepreneurs are working to drive change for the betterment of the disabled community. First we hear from disability scholar and advocate D’Arcee Charington Neal, who draws on his lived experience as a disabled Black person in order to advise companies to reduce ableism and racis in the workplace. Then, host Carla Harris speaks with Inclusively co-founder and CEO, Charlotte Dales, about how their technology is making it easier for companies to hire disabled people.

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