Ability and Disability Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples


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Harry is considering two different applicants for a position in his company. Applicant A is similar to the other employees in the office, but Applicant B is different. Harry thinks that he'd be better off hiring Applicant A, because his employees will be happier and more productive if they are alike. Is Harry right?

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1. James has low vision. What is this an example of?

2. Julia has a disease that causes joint deterioration, resulting in limited mobility in her arm and shoulder. Which workplace accommodation should Julia's company make for her?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the ways in which considerations are made for disabled persons in the workplace and how these individuals can contribute to the success of a company.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What law requires employers to accommodate disabled workers
  • The percentage of unemployed disabled workers in the U.S.
  • The type of training wherein non-disabled workers are educated about those with disabilities
  • Types of disabilities addressed under a 1992 governmental act
  • Trends in accommodations in the workplace

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about disabilities and how disabled persons are accommodated in the workplace
  • Critical thinking: apply relevant concepts to examine information about disabled workers in the workplace in a different light
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about trends in ability diversity

Additional Learning

To learn more about the acceptance of disabled individuals in the workplace, review the accompanying lesson called Ability and Disability Diversity in the Workplace: Definitions, Trends & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examines statistics addressing the number of unemployed disabled persons
  • Discusses the legal requirements of companies to accommodate disabled workers
  • Explores examples of how disabled workers can be accommodated and contribute within the workplace
  • Covers trends in the acceptance of disabled workers