Disability Equality Index

Businesses Named “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”

Washington, D.C., July 17, 2019 – Results from the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI) were unveiled by Ted Kennedy Jr., bone cancer survivor, amputee and Board Chair of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) recognizing top-scoring companies as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.” The record-breaking [...]

2019-07-17T15:05:04+00:00July 17th, 2019|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

Why companies who hire people with disabilities outperformed their peers

Hiring and supporting employees with disabilities isn’t just a matter of corporate social responsibility or public relations; it’s just good business. According to a recent study of 140 U.S. companies by Accenture–alongside the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN–those that offered the most inclusive working environment for disabled employees [...]

2019-07-10T00:14:32+00:00July 10th, 2019|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

Institutional Investors Call for Workplace Disability Inclusion

A group of institutional investors representing more than $1 trillion in combined assets are calling on the companies they invest in to do more to include people with disabilities in the workforce. The initiative is being led by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Oregon State Treasurer [...]

2019-07-10T00:15:13+00:00July 10th, 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 [...]

2019-07-09T23:57:06+00:00July 9th, 2019|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

2019 DEI Updates Include Weight Changes to Key Categories

In 2019, some DEI questions will be weighted, as advised by the DEI Advisory Committee. The DEI Advisory Committee is a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates, who have assembled to share with the Disability:IN and AAPD their knowledge, expertise, and vision to enhance disability inclusion policies [...]

2019-07-09T23:58:04+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Disability Equality Index|

NY State Comptroller Urges Companies to Participate in DEI

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli  has called on 49 of the largest U.S. companies, including Apple, McDonald’s, Nike and Twentieth Century Fox, to report on their inclusion of people with disabilities across the enterprise. “We want the companies our pension fund invests in to be desirable [...]

2019-07-09T23:57:24+00:00April 29th, 2019|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

Hiring People with Disabilities is Good for Business

A recent study has shown, for the first time, that companies that championed people with disabilities actually outperformed others — driving profitability and shareholder returns. Revenues were 28 percent higher, net income 200 percent higher, and profit margins 30 percent higher. Companies that improved internal practices for disability inclusion [...]

2019-07-09T23:50:54+00:00December 27th, 2018|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

The DEI Evolves – What’s New in 2019

Since 2014 when Disability:IN and AAPD jointly launched the Disability Equality Index (DEI), we’ve been guided by our purpose to empower businesses to achieve disability inclusion and equality.  The DEI is a rigorous, fair, and transparent benchmarking tool that helps companies identify opportunities for continued improvement, as well as [...]

2019-07-09T23:50:46+00:00September 25th, 2018|Disability Equality Index|

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