Additional Best Practices can be found in the DEI Best Practices Collection
AMAZON LAUNCHES SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAM
Organizations with an Amazon Business Account can control their own supplier diversity to include disability. Account owners can select organizations of their choosing that are disability owned or that support the advancement of disability inclusion as their preferred suppliers.
CHEMONICS CHAMPIONS SELF-ID
In 2021, Chemonics launched its first Count Me In campaign to give employees the information they need to self-identify a disability (whether mental or
physical), allowing staff to be counted and contribute to the larger culture of inclusion and accommodation company-wide.
INTUIT ADDS ASL SUPPORT TO QUICKBOOKS
Intuit’s QuickBooks team visited Mozzeria, a deaf-owned and operated pizzeria in San Francisco, to discuss the challenges of finding an accountant that
communicates with ASL (American Sign Language). This led to Intuit adding ASL language support as an attribute to Intuit ProAdvisor accountant profiles.
SEPHORA PRACTICES INCLUSIVE HIRING
Sephora’s All Abilities Hiring Initiative is a structured nine-week paid program leveraging local advocacy groups and educational institutions to train and
ultimately recruit talent with disabilities. Since launching in 2017, the program has provided employment opportunities to 246 candidates with disabilities.
STARBUCKS USES ASSISTIVE TECH IN STORES
Starbucks offers a free service called Aira in all U.S. stores. The Aira app connects blind and low-vision people to trained, third-party visual interpreters to assist with their orders. Starbucks also has store features to support their deaf and hard of hearing customers including live speech-to-text technology
and order readiness boards.
TWITTER MAKES ACCOMMODATIONS EASY
Twitter provides accommodation training to all managers; has a centralized accommodation program in the U.S. that’s coordinated by a trained and highly experienced team; and recently created a centralized accommodation budget to remove any financial concern that a manager may have from the
consideration of an individual accommodation.