To help build your business case for hiring people with disabilities, take a look at the story these infographics tell. You’ll see compelling reasons why the inclusion of people with disabilities in your workforce is not just good, but great for your business.
 
 

Disability Worldwide:

  • 1 billion: The number of people on the planet with disabilities.
  • $1 trillion dollars: The market opportunity they represent.

 

Disability in America:

  • 56 million: The approximate percentage with disabilities in the United States:
  • 30%: The approximate number of U.S. families that have at least one member with a disability.
  • 10%: The approximate percentage of U.S. families that have at least one child with a disability.
Disability in America: 56 million people in the United States have disabilities

Social and Business Impact:

  • $220 billion: People with disabilities in the United States have an annual discretionary spending power of $220 billion, which does not take into account family, friends and supporters.
  • 87%: of consumers said they “agreed” or “strongly agreed” that they would prefer to give their business to companies that employ people with disabilities.
  • 20%: of workers will experience a disability lasting one or more years during their professional lives, and the rate accelerates when employees pass their mid-forties.
Business and Social Impact: People with disabilities in the United States have an annual discretionary spending power of $220 billion

 

Untapped Labor Source:

With the Baby Boomer generation retiring, people with disabilities are the largest untapped labor source, and their unemployment rate is high relative to the broader population. In 2013:

  • 18.7% of persons with a disability were employed.
  • 68.3 %: the employment-population ratio for persons without a disability.

In 2013, 18.7% of persons with a disability were employed. The employment population ratio for persons without a disability was 68.3%

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