Disability Equality Index

Global Investor Group Representing $2.8 Trillion Call on Companies to be Inclusive to People with Disabilities

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD), an investor group representing more than $2.8 trillion in combined assets and 22 signatories, is calling on companies they invest in to be inclusive to people with disabilities through a Joint Investor Statement on Disability Inclusion. The statement encourages companies to create inclusive [...]

2020-05-21T01:13:46+00:00May 21st, 2020|Disability Equality Index, Global, In the News|

CEOs from Accenture, CVS Health, Intel, Microsoft, Voya Financial, and Walmart issue letter urging Fortune 1000 to participate in the DEI

Official news release can be found on GlobeNewsWire. January 2, 2020 We are writing to you – from a CEO to CEO perspective – to: Request your consideration to participate in the Disability Equality Index (DEI), the leading corporate benchmarking tool for disability equality, which is administered by the [...]

2019 Year in Review

To our corporate partners, board members, Affiliates, disability-owned businesses, NextGen Leaders, friends, and allies: 2019 has been an incredible year and we have all of you to thank! We are gaining momentum to help improve the unacceptable low labor force participation rate. More companies are taking the Disability Equality [...]

BlackRock, American Association of People with Disabilities, and Disability:IN facilitate forward-thinking disability inclusion dialogue with investors and global inclusion leaders

BlackRock, American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN facilitate forward-thinking dialogue on disability inclusion with investors and global inclusion leaders. The next frontier of corporate social responsibility brings the ‘Disability Advantage’ New York, New York, November 5, 2019, BlackRock, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN [...]

2019-11-14T16:56:51+00:00November 13th, 2019|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

DEI Communications Webinar

Interested in learning about Disability:IN and the Disability Equality Index? This webinar will provide an overview of our organization and the nation’s most trusted benchmarking tool on Disability Inclusion, The Disability Equality Index, DEI. We will discuss the benefits of taking the DEI, how to leverage your DEI scorecard, [...]

2020-03-09T15:18:01+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

Disability not a barrier: At a time of low unemployment, employers tap a new talent pool

USA Today:The only time I ever got out of my house was to go to the doctor, and you can’t imagine what that does to someone’s mood,'' she says. Working "provided the opportunity to let my strengths actually shine so people get to know the real me, and not [...]

2019-09-06T21:03:01+00:00August 13th, 2019|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

4 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Disability Inclusion Practices

Written by Ted Kennedy, Jr., Chad Jerdee, and Laurie Henneborn Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal told the story of Nathan Mort, an employee of Gordon Food Service who tracks warranty claims and has a high-functioning form of autism. The article noted that the number of people with disabilities [...]

2019-11-12T15:53:15+00:00July 19th, 2019|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

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