Starbucks has begun providing baristas who identify as Deaf with aprons that spell out ‘Starbucks’ in American Sign Language. Here is an article by Taylor Rock of www.TheDailyMeal.com with more info.
Here is the official press release from Starbuck about the new aprons.
The 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI) reports U.S. businesses are increasing efforts to recruit employees with disabilities. Click here to read the full article by Kellie Ell in USA Today. An excerpt: “With the help of the Index, more companies are integrating online chat features for deaf and hard-of-hearing employees, guide dogs for blind workers, internal company affinity groups, external recruitment efforts, hiring goals and retention and advancement policies for people with disabilities into the work place.”
The UK’s planned withdrawal from the European Union, commonly known as ‘Brexit,’ could result in a reduction of legal protections for people with disabilities and their relatives. Learn more in this explainer article in The Guardian.
Disability Scoop reports that disability discrimination claims in the workplace reached a record high in 2016. Read more