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National Conference Takeaways: Disability Equality in the Workplace

Oct 19, 2023 |

Our 2023 National Conference boasted a variety of informative sessions covering topics relevant to the limb loss and limb difference community. If you were unable to attend, learn more about the key takeaways from Disability Equality in the Workplace.


  • Angie Hunter, Ticket to Work Program Manager, Career Source Central Florida 
  • Maura King, Director of Community Initiatives, CareerSource Central Florida 
  • Pam McGee, AVP, Talent Management & Total Rewards, Greater Orlando Society for Human Resource Management


With the workforce shrinking, there are currently two open positions for each person searching for a job. With today’s workforce, employers need to create workplaces to support retention. Learn why it’s important to create an inclusive workspace, what it can look like, and the first steps towards implementing changes in the workplace. As a career seeker, in this session, learn how to engage your employer to create a more inclusive location for all employees.

Key Takeaways from this Session: 

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical/mental impairment. 
  • There are 4 general types of disabilities: physical, sensory, cognitive and psychiatric 
  • Individuals with disabilities offer unique talents to support careers 
  • Problem solving strengths 
  • Employers are trying to be more creative with retention; they are seeking creative ways to keep employees. 
  • Considering disability etiquette – do not assume assistance is needed. If you are talking with a customer in a wheelchair for more than a few minutes, kneel down to eye level. 
  • Understand that those with disabilities must be treated as human. Those in the community may not always need accommodations.
  • Handle workplace accommodations by accessing needs and making informed decisions. 
  • Seek HR first 

Look for our digital content package coming soon and save the date for next year! The 2024 National Conference is coming to the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, August 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia. We would love to see you there! Learn more about the Amputee Coalition’s Workforce Development Program.