Domino’s Recognizes Those with Disabilities
Did you know that one in four adults in the U.S. are living with some type of disability? That’s 61 million adults – about 26% of the population. In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Domino’s asked team members with disabilities to share their stories and what October means to them.
“National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a time for all of us to spotlight and appreciate the contributions made by those in the disabled community,” said Christine Gibson, manager of business systems at Domino’s. “It's also a time to reflect on our own teams and hiring practices to see if we can make them more accessible to others.”
While some disabilities are obvious, others are not. Disabilities can be mental or physical – affecting mobility, cognition, independent living, hearing, vision, or self-care. That is one thing that Kendyl Boyles, Domino’s customer support specialist, hopes people take away from National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
“Someone may look perfectly 'normal' on the outside, but they are suffering within,” Kendyl said. “Many people with disabilities put on a brave face (especially at work) and act as if nothing is bothering them. As the old saying goes, don't judge a book by its cover!”
If Emily Lund, associate business development specialist at Domino’s, could share one piece of advice to others with disabilities, it would be to know that they bring value to this world.
“While we may not always fit the traditional mold of society, what we do bring is perspective – a different point of view on how to live a fulfilled life, a new way to look at obstacles and find solutions, and a deep appreciation for human kindness,” Emily said. “Whether we see it or not, we bring a lot to this world, and no matter where you find yourself today – whether at work or in bed – know that your life matters.”
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