The “Able Disabled” report was developed. The report focused on findings from the “DuPont Study”, in which chemical corporation DuPont evaluated their disabled employees in terms of their “effect on insurance rates, absenteeism, job performance, taxes, and motivation”.1 The main finding was that “disabled workers were just as ‘able’ as nondisabled workers”.2 Following the study, the slogan “able disabled” essentially replaced the previous popular slogan “hire the handicapped”.3 The “able disabled” movement had a positive impact on the hiring in practices of Canadian employers. For example, a nationwide hiring campaign was held by The Toronto Dominion Bank.4
1. Justin Galer, “Employers, Disabled Workers, and the War on Attitudes in Late Twentieth-Century Canada,” in Disabling Barriers: Social Movements, Disability History, and the Law eds. Ravi Malhotra and Benjamin Isitt (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017), 33-34.
2. Ibid., 33-34.
3. Ibid., 33-34.
4. Ibid., 33-34.