1.0 Introduction: Policy and the Workplace

  • 1996 Panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) found 7.2 million individuals with a disability able to work with some limitations in the type of work they could do

  • Implementation of appropriate workplace accommodations is one approach that has been used to reach the goal of equal employment opportunity for people with disabilities

  • Successful workplace accommodations incorporate an array of technological, process, and policy at the employer and governmental levels

  • How can we design (policy/process/environments) to facilitate the integration of the employees, aging or otherwise, into the workplace that optimize workplace collaboration and engagement?