Results show correlation between company support of neurodivergent employees and overall higher employee retention and loyalty.
Texthelp releases new industry paper sharing best practices to improve neurodiversity understanding and support.
Woburn, MA — August 30, 2022 — Today, Texthelp, a global leader in inclusive technology, released new industry survey results that reveal perceptions of neurodiversity inclusion in the workplace. The survey was conducted in July 2022 and reflects responses from 1,000 individuals across the US. These individuals were made up of 500 neurodivergent employees and 500 neurotypical employees from a wide number of organizations. Of the neurodivergent respondents, 53% have Dyslexia, 47% Autism, 18% ADHD, 12% Dyspraxia, 4% Dyscalculia, and 1% Other, including OCD, Dysgraphia, and ADD. Texthelp also released its latest industry paper titled, “Workplace inclusion: Building the case for neurodiversity and creating inclusive experiences for all”. The paper was authored in partnership with Disability:IN and explores the benefits of, and best practices for, creating a neuro-inclusive workplace.
“Our goal is that everyone feels welcome and valued in every workplace they enter. We believe that this is an important part of everyone’s future,” said Martin McKay, CEO of Texthelp. “Companies large and small have the ability to create positive change for themselves and their workforce by supporting a diverse range of people. Creating a workplace culture where all employees feel accepted and able to embrace and elevate their unique skills and ideas is not only good practice, it’s good for business."
“The greatest resource we have is our people, and our culture starts inside by cultivating a diverse range of perspectives. We must promote and embrace diversity and provide all of the necessary resources to create a sense of belonging in the workplace and to improve equity and inclusion for all,” said Houghton.
Founded in 1996, the Texthelp Group is a global technology company helping people all over the world to understand and to be understood. It has led the way in creating innovative technology for the education and workplace sectors for the last three decades.
Texthelp believes in a world where difference, disability or language are no longer barriers. It is focused on helping all people learn, understand, and communicate through the use of digital education and accessibility tools.
With over 50 million users worldwide, the Texthelp suite of products includes Read&Write, Equatio®, WriQ®, OrbitNote®, ReachDeck® and FluencyTutor® which work alongside existing platforms such as Microsoft Office and G-suite, enabling them to be integrated quickly into any classroom or workplace with ease.
In 2021, Texthelp acquired the Lingit Group, Wizkids and Don Johnston Inc. By combining capabilities and knowledge across the group, Texthelp can now provide a whole suite of literacy and numeracy support to a greater number of end-users across more geographies.