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AAA is pleased to announce the launch of our DEIB Certificate Course,
The Architecture of Inclusion, free to members.
Links to Other Organizations
Resource Library - Disability:IN (disabilityin.org)
AAPD – American Association of People with Disabilities
Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)
Spotlight on Persons with Disabilities
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the US 1933-1945
"FDR’s illness threw him into a category frowned upon by most of the American population. The way he viewed himself as a person, father and politician despite his limitations helped others to change the way they viewed others crippled by disease or disability. Disabled or not, FDR became a symbol of strength and perseverance to Americans, showing them that ‘You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’…You must do the thing you think you cannot do’" (Roosevelt, You Learn by Living 29-30).
In a 2018 report, Accenture partnering with Disability:In and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), note that there are 15.1 million people of working age living with disabilities in the U.S. Organizations who champion inclusion gain increased innovation, improved productivity, and increased shareholder value. For the full report see: Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage | Accenture
Included: The Disability Equity Podcast on Apple Podcasts
A podcast from the Johns Hopkins University Disability Health Research Center that challenges stereotypes of disability by sharing stories, data, and news. Episode transcripts can be found at http://disabilityhealth.jhu.edu/included
Academic Research and Literature
Self-Care for Caregivers: A Twelve Step Approach
2000, Hazelden Publishing, by Pat Samples, Diane Larsen, and Marvin Larsen, provides down-to-earth, sensible guidance for how to care for yourself so you can care for others.
Disability and the Professional Accountant: Insights from Oral Histories, Angus Duff and John Ferguson, 2012 Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability Journal 25 (1). Using detailed narratives from 12 professional accountants, from both industry and public practice in the UK, the authors portray both personal successes through perseverance and the pervasive difficulties of a largely hidden population of accountants.
The Disability Employment Puzzle: A Field Experiment on Employer Hiring Behavior, M. Ameri, L. Schur, M. Adya, F. S. Bentley, P. McKay, and D. Kruse, 2018 ILR Review, 71 (2). Based on applications sent to 6,016 accounting positions for which applicant disabilities are unlikely to affect productivity, applicants with disabilities received 26 percent fewer expressions of interest.
Recruiting the Disabled: Hidden Assets, Joanie Sompayrac, John Fulmer, and Richard A. Turpin, 2011 The CPA Journal April. In addition to noting benefits to CPA firms for hiring persons with disabilities, the article provides three success stories and asks professors to offer encouragement and inspiration to students with disabilities.
Create a Respectful Workplace for People with Disabilities, 2020 AICPA. They discussed five points for making a workplace more inclusive including: not all disabilities are visible; avoid pushing an employee to reveal their disability if they’re not comfortable doing so; discriminatory language — including jokes — is unacceptable; and being educated will help your staff recognize and respect behaviors that may be related to specific disabilities.
Gender Inequality and Disabled Inclusivity in Accounting Higher Education and the Accounting Profession during Financial Crises, Suman Lodh and Monomita Nandy, 2017 Industry and Higher Education 31 (5). Examining 104 universities from the UK, authors found that there was a decline in disabled accounting students during the recent financial crisis and that a less support and lower wages for disabled accounting professionals demotivate disabled students in accounting higher education.