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“Non-apparent disability” vs. “Hidden” or “Invisible disability” – which term is correct?

Many disabilities, such as mental illnesses, learning and attention issues, some physical illnesses, neurodiversity, and many other disabilities are not apparent. Below is some suggested guidance from Disability:IN in speaking about such disabilities: “Non-apparent disability”: This is the terminology Disability:IN uses and recommends. It implies the disability is just [...]

2022-01-18T17:05:19-05:00January 5th, 2022|Etiquette, Mental Health, Neurodiversity / Autism|

Join our #IDPWD Recognition Tag Relay

As we approach International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, we wanted to invite you to participate in a Disability:IN “digital relay”. This relay will take place on LinkedIn and all you have to do is publish a post. We are creating a relay of LinkedIn posts, [...]

2021-12-01T10:59:58-05:00November 29th, 2021|Global|

Business Insider names Jill Houghton, President & CEO of Disability:IN, as one of 100 People Transforming Business

Business Insider today releases its annual list of 100 People Transforming Business, spotlighting pioneering business thought-leaders and disruptors from ten different fields. Presented by Alight, the list for the third year in a row includes contributions from across the Insider newsroom, which identified the individuals who are making the [...]

2021-11-17T12:04:35-05:00November 17th, 2021|Awards|

Providing Visual Descriptions is a Corporate Best Practice for Disability Inclusion

Disability:IN, the global non-profit advancing disability inclusion and equality in business, recommends providing visual descriptions as a corporate best practice. Visual descriptions are an opportunity for the speaker to introduce a few salient points about themselves, which can include physical characteristics and how they identify (race, gender, sexual orientation, [...]

2021-11-15T09:49:36-05:00November 15th, 2021|Digital Accessibility|

Fast Company “Brand That Matters”

Adapted from Fast Company website Rebranded from the U.S. Business Leadership Network to Disability:IN in 2019, the organization has teamed with more than 260 corporations to achieve more disability inclusion across their enterprises and in the broader corporate mainstream. In 2020, timed with the 30th anniversary of the Americans [...]

2021-11-03T17:19:14-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Awards|

CNBC Make It: People with Disabilities Still Face Barriers Finding Work During the Pandemic

People with disabilities still face barriers finding work during the pandemic—here’s how companies can help For nearly 20 months, debates about the future of work have dominated meetings and Twitter feeds as the coronavirus pandemic upended every aspect of our jobs from commutes to office dress codes. These conversations continue [...]

2021-11-03T17:04:27-04:00October 29th, 2021|In the News|

Jackson Dalton of Blackbox Safety, Inc wins Disability:IN’s Pitch Perfect Challenge

On Tuesday, October 19th, Disability:IN hosted the final round of the Pitch Perfect Challenge. The challenge, which went through a Semi-Final round and then a Final round, involved eight Disability Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs) as they pitched their ideas to supplier diversity corporate experts for the chance to win [...]

2021-10-21T17:31:29-04:00October 21st, 2021|Supplier Diversity / Procurement|

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