According to the National Disability Institute (NDI), individuals with disabilities who are Black, Indigenous, or Latinx have 28% to 36% higher poverty rates. They are also less likely to be able to save for unexpected expenses compared to their White counterparts. This data speaks to the importance for all individuals and businesses to have access to affordable financial resources and services that meet their needs.
In this episode, Extension Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Camaya Wallace Bechard and Personal Finance expert Kathy Sweedler discuss what it means to have inclusive practices in financial education, inclusive leadership, and working with individuals with disabilities and culturally diverse communities. They provide strategies and information on inclusive personal finance programs that Illinois Extension offers. Find Inclusive Financial Education and Practices on our SoundCloud page to listen to the podcast!
Note: National Disability Institute (NDI) is the first national non-profit organization exclusively committed to the financial education and empowerment of people with disabilities.