Communities, Resources and Research for Tech Employees with Disabilities

ID: The logos for “Diversability”, “AbleThrive”, “ChronicallyCapable” and “JobAccommodation Network”.

As we know from the tech employees with disabilities who shared their stories last October in Tech Disability Project, the modern workplace and business culture presents many accessibility obstacles to people working with disability, injury and illness.

As we continue to work with employers to build inclusive work environments that accommodate our needs, schedules and working styles, here are a number of resources that may be helpful to employees and job seekers as we manage our disabilities alongside our careers.

Communities

Disabled in Tech Slack Group
Diversability Facebook Group

Conferences

confa11y: List of accommodating technology conferences
Tech Inclusion

Support Resources

Job Accommodation Network: Guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues
Chronically Capable: Flexible jobs for the chronically ill
AbleThrive: Aggregated support resources for people with disabilities

Talks

The Business Case for Disability Inclusion at 2019 World Economic Forum
2018 Disability Allyship Forum: Advocating for Abilities by Jessie Wusthoff
Discussing Disability in the Workplace by Natasha Walton

Research & Articles

The Disability Inclusion Advantage 2018 research report by Disability:IN, Accenture and APPD
2018 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium by Institute on Disability
Disability Writing & Journalism Guidelines by Center for Disability Rights


If there are any additional relevant resources that you’d like to share with our community, please email techdisabilityproject at gmail.com. Thanks!