Opening More Doors for People with Disabilities: Lessons from Remote Work
By Vivian Campagna, DNP, RN-BC, CCM
Chief Industry Relations Officer
Commission for Case Manager Certification
By Patricia Nunez, MA, CRC, CDMS, CCM
Director of Claim Supply Management
By Ed Quick, MA, MBA, CDMS
Global Senior Benefits Manager
Fortune 100 Company
For some people with disabilities, reporting to a workplace every day can be a challenge.
For example, someone with severe physical limitations who needs assistance with activities of daily living, such as grooming and dressing, may find it physically taxing to simply prepare to report to work each morning. Add to that the difficulties of commuting every day with accessibility challenges.
Such issues, however, need not become barriers to employment. One solution is telecommuting, which disability rights advocates have historically urged employers to consider for employees with disabilities. While there has been some reticence on the part of employers over the years, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed this attitude due to the widespread shift to remote work.
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