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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, [...]

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 [...]

Empowering disability in the workplace

BBC World Business Report: We ask whether big companies are doing enough to enable workers who have disabilities. We meet people at the Clarity soap and bath products factory in London, where 80% of employees have a disability. Caroline Casey is a social entrepreneur and founder of the Valuable [...]

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 “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” Revealed

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 [...]

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 [...]

2021-03-16T02:00:52-04:00July 10th, 2019|Business Case, DEI Best Practices, Global, Press Releases|

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 [...]

2020-11-10T00:42:11-05:00July 10th, 2019|Business Case, DEI Best Practices, Global, Press Releases|

Investor Statement on Disability Inclusion

Global Investor Group Representing $2.8 Trillion Appeals to Companies to be Inclusive Investors representing more than $2.8 trillion in combined assets, led by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read, are calling on companies they invest in to create [...]

2022-01-11T20:24:55-05:00July 9th, 2019|Announcements, Business Case, DEI Best Practices, Global|

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 [...]

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 [...]

2020-11-10T00:45:19-05:00April 29th, 2019|Business Case, DEI Best Practices, Global, Press Releases|

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