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6: Making the Claim for DE&I: ADA Month Special – Embracing Diversity and Inclusion Through Disability Awareness

Jul 26, 2023

  • Katie Langley, Chief People Officer for CAC Specialty

  • Vanessa Lolli, PHR, SHRM-CP, Vice President, HR Consulting Team Senior Consultant for CAC Specialty

Welcome to a special episode of our podcast, where we spotlight ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Month, a time dedicated to celebrating and understanding the impact of disabilities in the workplace. Join us as Katie Langley, CAC’s esteemed Chief People Officer, and Vanessa Lolli, a seasoned Senior Human Resources Consultant, come together to explore a range of topics surrounding the ADA and its crucial role in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (D.E.&I.) within organizations.

Throughout this enlightening discussion, Katie and Vanessa dive deep into the core tenets of the ADA. They unravel its definition of disability, revealing the breadth of conditions it covers and dispelling common misconceptions. By listening in, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for individuals’ unique challenges and how fostering an inclusive environment can empower everyone to thrive.

Discover the powerful intersection between disability and D.E.&I. as the hosts shed light on how embracing accessibility and accommodation aligns with broader principles of diversity and equity. Uncover the tangible benefits of nurturing a culture that values every employee, enhancing productivity and overall well-being.

Learn how CAC Specialty effectively handles accommodations for ADA. Gain valuable insights into establishing seamless processes that ensure employees with disabilities receive the support they require to thrive in their roles, furthering their professional growth and success.

But it doesn’t stop there! Allyship for people with disabilities takes center stage in this episode. By tuning in, you’ll learn actionable steps to become an effective ally, fostering a supportive workplace that breaks down barriers and empowers everyone to reach their full potential.

Throughout the conversation, Katie and Vanessa bring in real-life anecdotes and case studies, providing inspiring examples of individuals who have triumphed over challenges related to disabilities at work. Their stories will leave you motivated and ready to embrace change.

If you’re passionate about building an inclusive and equitable workplace or simply interested in understanding how disabilities intersect with diversity and inclusion, this podcast is a must-listen. So, join us as we celebrate ADA Month and embark on a journey towards a more accessible and compassionate work environment for all.

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