Reframe Disability as a Market

Looking to take an easy first step? Hire one of our seasoned team members to speak at your next event.

Clients routinely begin an active relationship with The Return on Disability Group by hiring a member of our team to speak at a company-wide event or to seed the thinking of a smaller group of senior managers.

In taking this low-risk approach, we download the strategic data and models to your team to start thinking about demand from disability.

Plus, our decades-long experience in engaging audiences makes our hours together entertaining and enlightening.

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In 5 years, the world will recognize that disability is the largest global emerging market. Bigger than China. Bigger than India. Something this big is hard to keep quiet. In the past, we have said that the 1.85 billion people with disabilities are the quietest 1.85 billion people you will ever hear. This has changed.

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The Disability Market: An Introduction

Would it surprise you to learn that the largest economic opportunity facing the world today is disability? In this talk, we make the case that disability directly touches 73% of global consumers and taxpayers – and transforms efforts of charity into the world’s largest emerging market. We illustrate what the opportunity is, why it exists and how our economic institutions can evolve to capture it to improve their bottom lines while improving the lives of billions of people around the world.

Build a better experience from disability

What if companies understood “diversity” as different components of demand that they do not capture? In this talk, we make the case that experience designers need new models to set future behavior – we have developed models for disability that can be applied to any market. We show how measuring demand of overlooked users leads to better designs than traditional design research alone.

The investment logic behind social impact

What if social impact could both add to global GDP growth and boost returns for investors like pension and sovereign wealth funds? In this talk, we make the case that it is large institutional investors that drive social change – but they need metrics that prove returns first. We show how ‘nice’ isn’t enough, and reveal why investors need to look at a company’s ‘touch points’ with its customers and talent to drive outperformance.

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Government policy in disability

In this talk we unpack the basics of government regulation globally and the unintended behaviors these policies create in regulated entities. We explore a shift from a prescriptive standards focus to a process-driven mandate to focus on the experiences of citizens with disabilities.

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Whether an audience of 30 or 3,000, our engaging speakers transform your event from “same old motivational/diversity talk” to new ways to create value for your organization.