NIDILRR-Funded Consumer Products: Employment for Latinx/Hispanics with Disabilities

People with disabilities, including Latinx/Hispanics with disabilities, have the right to be employed in integrated and competitive work, just like their colleagues without disabilities. However, Latinx/Hispanics and other people with disabilities may experience barriers to employment. These barriers may include a lack of accessible transportation, a lack of accommodations in the workplace, and a lack of supported employment opportunities. They may also include physical barriers, such as multi-story buildings with no elevator or ramp access, and no accessible bathrooms, among others. For Latinx/Hispanics with disabilities, these barriers to employment may include a lack of culturally appropriate support, racist and ableist attitudes among employers and co-workers, and language barriers, among others. Laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (in Spanish) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), help all people with disabilities by setting legal standards in recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees that employers must follow.

NARIC’s bilingual information specialist is often asked for information and resources related to employment by Latinx/Hispanics with disabilities, their families and friends, service providers, and employers. For Hispanic Heritage Month, we are sharing Spanish-language consumer products on employment that are funded by NIDILRR. They may include guides, factsheets, and calendars, among others.

Below, you will find just a few examples of evidence-based consumer products on employment produced by the NIDILRR community:

To learn more about these and other products from the NIDILRR community, contact NARIC’s information specialists.

About mpgarcia

I'm the Bilingual Information/Media Specialist at NARIC.
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