WorkingNation sat down with Dagit at the 2023 Disability:IN Conference in Orlando.
She says, “The ADA [The Americans with Disabilities Act] made a huge difference in accommodations and being able to navigate in public. But as far as employment, the employment rate for people with disabilities did not improve.”
Dagit – who identifies as a short-statured woman with brittle bones and PTSD who is hard of hearing – began her work helping people with disabilities get employment when she was denied promotions at a semiconductor company in the 1980’s.
She says she worked with “organizations to try new ways of getting disability on par with other dimensions of diversity – really looking at it as a market, as a source of talent, and figuring out what the barriers were.”
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