#InclusionWorks — Opportunities for Those with Disabilities
We support crewmembers and customers with a fundamentally compassionate infrastructure, and we fight for the future we want. That includes fostering opportunities for those with disabilities.
In October 2016, for JetBlue’s Disability Mentoring Day (DMD), which promotes career development for students with disabilities, DMD mentors trained with a graduate of the Henry Viscardi School on disability etiquette to make the event a meaningful experience for students and job seekers.
“I think it’s really important to talk about one’s disability. A lot of people hide in depression or sadness or fear of talking about disabilities… When you get over these emotional hurdles, it’s a great feeling to say to yourself, I have a disability and look how far I could go.”
—Deborah Hannah, Inflight Crewmember, JetBlue
National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates customers and crewmembers about the value of a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all skills and talents. In honor of the 26th annual NYC NDEAM, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities presented JetBlue with the Champion of Change award. The award recognized JetBlue’s Reaching Blue Heights disability initiative and our support of inclusion and equality in the workplace for individuals with disabilities.
We also applied the 2016 NDEAM theme, #InclusionWorks, to customers.We worked with the DOT on the ACCESS Advisory Committee to improve accessibility, including lavatories on single-aisle aircrafts, and closed captioning and audio description on inflight entertainment.
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