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How Web Accessibility Affects Employment

Oct 23, 2019 4:37:00 PM

By Raegan Bartlo, VP Communications

All businesses are required by law to be equal opportunity employers. However, even if a company does not discriminate during hiring or employment, if its website isn’t accessible to people of varying abilities, that company is still prohibiting the largest minority group – people with disabilities – from seeking employment.

 According to The Brookings Institution, only 40% of working-age adults with disabilities have a job – a rate that is about half that of people without disabilities (79%). Nearly 30 years after the passage of American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the largest group of unemployed Americans is still people with disabilities.

Below are three ways that recruiters and HR executives can boost job applicant numbers and recruit a more diverse workforce through web accessibility.

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Written by Raegan Bartlo