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2021 Annual Meeting Session | The Glass Ceiling You Don't Know About Yet: Removing Barriers for People with Disabilities at Work

This session will highlight some of the barriers that people with different types of disabilities face in their publishing careers, and it will suggest some ways that these could be broken down and overcome. The session will look at the employee lifecycle, from recruitment to onboarding, working and development, assessing how organizations can better serve the 15% of the global workforce that have a disability. We will look at both physical and neurological disabilities, remembering that 80% of disabilities are"invisible"that is, not visible to others. We will also hear from someone who works to increase disability inclusion in the workplace, offering insight into what some organizations in our sector are doing to be more disability-inclusive. You will leave this session with some practical ideas as to what you can do to make your organization more disability confident. The emphasis will be on grassroots initiatives that can be started by individuals, underlining that we all have the ability to help create positive change. || Speakers: Katy Alexander, Simon Holt, Sylvia Izzo Hunter, Kristina Martin, Ruth Wells
SSP Annual Meeting Session Learning Level
Mixed-Learning
Session ID
1A
Publication Date
05/24/2021
Without dwelling on the tumultuous events of the past year, our 43rd Annual Meeting aimed to recognize their impact, igniting—and sometimes forcing—innovation to meet changing demands. We explored the many new paths that materialize if we are willing to embrace the unexpected. What new insights and strategies have been discovered and implemented? What are the possibilities that have yet to be realized? As we move from reacting to adapting, how will our responses change the future of scholarly communications? And how should our responsibility to the larger academic ecosystem during this extraordinary time shape those responses? If you missed the SSP Annual Meeting, you can purchase individual keynote, plenary, and educational sessions on demand in the SSP OnDemand Video Content Library. You can also purchase an All Access Pass to the content on the Pathable platform through November 1.