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Panel on disability in workplaces to be held

A talk about accommodating people with different abilities in the workplace will be hosted by the Ministry of Youth, Social Development and Seniors on Wednesday.

It is expected to be “thought-provoking” and is being held to help create inclusive and supportive working environments.

The Understanding Disability in the Workplace panel discussion will be held on December 6 from 1pm.

Tinée Furbert, the Minister of Youth, Social Development and Seniors, said: “Understanding and accommodating disabilities in the workplace is not just a moral imperative but a fundamental aspect of building a truly inclusive society.

“This panel discussion aims to shed light on crucial insights and strategies to create workplaces that value and support individuals of all abilities.

“Our panellists are experts in their respective fields and bring invaluable perspectives to the discussion.

“They will each explore various aspects of disability in the workplace to highlight accessible workplaces, support mechanisms for individuals with disabilities and strategies for employers to create more diverse, equitable and inclusive environments.”

Panellists will include Lisa Reed, the executive officer of the Human Rights Commission; Sacha Richardson, the chairwoman of the Disability Advisory Council and a charity consultant; and Malika Cartwright, the director of the Government’s workforce development department.

They will be joined by Sherrie Lynn Lilley, a mental health counsellor and the executive director of Inspire Bermuda, and Keith Simmons, an advocate for people with different abilities.

The talk will be shown on the Government’s Facebook page, through X, on the CITV Bermuda YouTube channel and on CITV at One Communications Channel 2 and WOW Channel 102.

Ms Furbert added: “This panel discussion will be thought-provoking and aimed at fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace for all.”

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Published November 30, 2023 at 12:03 pm (Updated November 30, 2023 at 9:38 pm)

Panel on disability in workplaces to be held

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