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Al Etamanski, Canada
Al Etmanski is a community organizer, social entrepreneur, and author. He’s been a parent activist in the disability world since his daughter Liz was born. He led the closure of institutions and segregated schools in British Columbia, and founded Canada’s first Family Support Institute. In 1989 he co-founded Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) with his wife Vickie Cammack. While at PLAN he lobbied into existence the world’s first Disability Savings Plan.

Al is a global Ashoka fellow and a member of John McKnight’s Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) network. He has received many awards for his activism including the Order of Canada and the Big Picture award from his peers in the disability movement.


Peter Miller
Peter Miller has been hosting The Giveback Podcast since late 2018. This podcast about social entrepreneurs and people giving back to community has an entire section about disability!

Creating Inclusive Communities

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RespectAbility is a diverse, disability-led nonprofit that works to create systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities, and that advances policies and practices that empower people with disabilities to have a better future. Our mission is to fight stigma and advance opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community.

Employability and Creating Inclusive Workplaces

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Accenture – Disability Inclusion
Accenture provides disabled workers with the latest technology, tools, and training to create a barrier-free workplace. These efforts include leadership and career growth programs, Accessibility Centers, the use of artificial intelligence, and more. Beyond its own work environment, Accenture is committed to helping other enterprises support prospective and current team members with disabilities and build more inclusive cultures for all.


Book – Jason D. Andrew & M. Jean Andrew: Disability Handbook
The Disability Handbook (, written by Jason D. Andrew and M. Jean Andrew, provides brief descriptions of over 50 disabling conditions, their limitations, questions to be asked in an interview, and vocational implications of the disability.

Boston Scientific
Boston Scientic’s LEAD Employee Resource Group embraces disability inclusion by emphasizing Leadership, Education, Allies, and Disabilities. It works specifically to raise awareness for problems faced by people with disabilities in the workplace. Boston Scientific also works with the US Business Leadership Network and its Going for Gold Project which has helped them better understand how to increase disability inclusion in the workplace.


ITV Broadcasting – Diversity Acceleration Plan, Partner with “Scope”
ITV is committed to increasing the representation of disabled people both on and off-screen at every level, and includes targets to improve the career opportunities for disabled talent working on ITV programmes, and to ensure there are entry-level career opportunities available for them. They also want their commissioning to better reflect the lives of disabled people on screen.


Lloyds Banking Group – Workplace Adjustment Programme
The Workplace Adjustment Programme is a groundbreaking initiative that has offered support to over 18,000 workers to date. With the help of Remploy, they’ve also created a work experience scheme for those with disabilities.


Northrop Grumman – Victory over Impairment and Challenge Enterprise
Allies for Disability Inclusion is committed to fostering an inclusive environment for persons with disabilities and employees who are caregivers to family members in need. Our vision is an environment where everyone with the passion to create extraordinary products has the opportunity to contribute. Through inclusion, accommodation, communication, networking and community engagement we strive for an environment that is inclusive of persons with disabilities.


Sainsbury – Purple Tuesday, You Can initiative, EnAble
Multiple initiatives both internal and external, help remove employment barriers for disable people and foster inclusion and support

Salesforce – Abilityforce Equality Group
Abilityforce is an employee resource group dedicated to ensuring all employees feel empowered while advancing the company’s dialogue on accessibility and accommodation strategies. Abilityforce unites people with visible and invisible disabilities, employees with loved ones who are disabled, and allies. We work to make sure our physical and technological environments are accessible and designed for all by developing and implementing innovative practices that solve customer and employee needs.


UnitedHeath Group – Disability Inclusion, Disability Inclusion Internship Program
According to the team at UnitedHealth Group, disability inclusion is central to who it is and provides crucial perspectives that innovate its services and the healthcare industry at large. To build an inclusive culture and encourage team members to be their authentic selves, UnitedHealth Group hosts the Disability Inclusion Internship Program and observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month. It also fosters enterprise-wide accessibility, community engagement and support services, sustainable career growth, and more.


Walgreens – Transitional Work Group & Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative
Walgreens is committed to integrating people with disabilities throughout workplaces, fostering a disability inclusive workplace and culture that lets it tap into a wider pool of talent, retain valued team members, and gain insight into the needs of an important and expanding segment of the customer base.

Government Legislation/Policy/Program

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New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000
The purpose of the New Zealand Health and Disability Act of 2000 is to provide for the public funding and provision of personal health services, public health services, and disability support services, and to establish new, publicly owned health and disability organizations.

Disability Rights

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Book – Deborah Sienstra: About Disability Rights
The second edition of Deborah Sienstra: About Canada: Disability Rights, explores the historical and current experiences of people with disabilities in Canada, as well as the policy and advocacy responses to these experiences. Stienstra demonstrates that disability rights enable people with disabilities to make decisions about their lives and future, claim rights on their own behalf, and participate actively in all areas of Canadian society. Disability rights can and do increase access to and inclusion in critical areas like education, employment, transportation, telecommunications and health care.

Stienstra also identifies new approaches and practices, such as universal design, disability supports and income supports, that can transform Canadian society to be more inclusive and accommodating for everyone.