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Why more tech companies should hire people with disabilities

from Inc.

In recent months, Uber has shone a spotlight on the importance of cultivating diversity in tech, but there's one aspect of diversity that remains largely untouched: Ability. People with disabilities — such as deafness, blindness, or conditions, including autism and Asperger's syndrome — comprise roughly 6 percent of the U.S. labor force, according to the most recent available data from the U.S. Census Bureau. And, yet, those without disabilities are three times as likely to be employed. Disability inclusion is an economic issue as much as it is a civil rights issue, argues Helena Berger, president of the American Association of People with Disabilities, or AAPD. more

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