Best Disability Inclusion Initiative

Best Disability Inclusion Initiative sponsored by Optum


This award offers applicants the opportunity to receive recognition for creating a more inclusive work environment. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to disability inclusion by facilitating employment opportunities for people with disabilities; enhancing accessibility in the workplace; delivering education and training initiatives to raise awareness in the workplace and active engagement with local community organisations.  

Examples: Hiring candidates or facilitating placements for students with disabilities which may be facilitated by AHEAD, EmployAbility, Down Syndrome Ireland or other relevant organisations including the new provision for people with intellectual disabilities at ATU Donegal. Consideration will also be given to training and education programmes which enhance awareness or accessibility in the workplace, and/or initiatives to support local community organisations for example Bluestacks SN Foundation, Jigsaw Donegal, No Barriers Foundation.

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Your name or the person who will be responsible for the entry
Please give us the email address of the person who can answer questions about this entry.
A Brief Description of your business/organisation.
In what ways does your organisation embrace and enhance recruitment?
Demonstrate how your initiative/project has made an impact?
How do you measure the success of the initiative/strategy? (please include quantitative and qualitative results)
Why should you win this award? (100 words or less)