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Understanding Ableism in the Workplace

by Kari Harbath

About 15% of the world's population lives with a disability. A truly diverse, inclusive workforce must be inclusive of people with disabilities. This course will help you understand ableism and its impact on the success of your team and organization.

What you'll learn

According to WHO, about 15% of the world's population lives with a disability, meaning to create a truly diverse and inclusive workforce you must be inclusive of people with disabilities. In this course, Understanding Ableism in the Workplace, you’ll learn to better understand how ableist behaviors and language can have negative outcomes on your business and team culture. First, you’ll explore the definition of ableism. Next, you’ll learn about ableist behaviors in the workplace. Finally, you’ll discover how to become a better ally to disabled colleagues. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll better understand ableism and have the knowledge to create a more supportive, diverse, and inclusive workplace.

About the author

Professionally, Kari has been on the tech scene for ten years: with experiences ranging from social media marketing to assisting with content management on Pluralsight's own platform. Personally, Kari is mom to a disabled toddler, Sloan, who is diagnosed with CHARGE syndrome and profoundly DeafBlind. Not long after Sloan’s birth, both Kari's mom and her husband died within the same year. As Kari’s life transformed in difficult ways she never expected – she found that there truly is healing throu... more

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