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Fast Company: Why Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison care about disability inclusion

Workplaces and products that are accessible to people with disabilities are good business. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has talked about how his late son’s cerebral palsy shaped his commitment to a workplace and products that are accessible to people with disabilities. Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison has said the challenge [...]

2023-09-12T12:50:03-04:00September 12th, 2023|In the News|

Fast Company: How JanSport designed better bags for people with limited dexterity

Designed in collaboration with Disability:IN, JanSport’s Adaptive Collection is a winner of the 2023 Innovation by Design Awards. Backpack maker JanSport is demonstrating how heritage brands can successfully bring accessible design mainstream. In January, following a three-year collaboration with Disability:IN, a global nonprofit focused on increasing inclusivity for the [...]

2023-08-23T12:16:06-04:00August 23rd, 2023|In the News|

CNBC: Just 21% of people with disabilities were employed in 2022—how employers can reduce hiring bias

One in four U.S. adults has a disability which impacts major life activities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including difficulty in hearing and seeing, in mobility like climbing stairs, in cognition like concentrating and in living independently and taking on activities like dressing. Altogether, 61 [...]

2023-08-21T14:27:37-04:00August 21st, 2023|In the News|

Industry Week: Becoming More Disability-Friendly Is in Manufacturing’s Best Interest

By: Leslie Wilson Did you know that nearly 1.3 billion people globally live with some sort of disability? The disability community includes people who are affected physically, mentally, intellectually, developmentally or cognitively, or by a combination of factors. One in four U.S. adults has some form of disability, with [...]

2023-08-21T11:54:23-04:00August 21st, 2023|In the News|

HomeCare: Making DEI a Corporate Priority

In today’s challenging homecare world, it’s easy for business owners and corporate leaders to put diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts at the bottom of a very long to-do list. After all, it’s just something that’s nice to have, rather than a must-do, right? Not at Cardinal Health, where [...]

2023-08-08T10:51:54-04:00August 8th, 2023|In the News|

Forbes: Why TV Ad Campaigns Are An Often Overlooked Tool For Corporate Disability Inclusion

Though success levels and prioritization may vary, nobody would ever argue that executing an effective corporate disability inclusion strategy isn’t a desirable outcome for most serious-minded medium to large-scale enterprises. Unfortunately, attaining this goal is often easier said than done due to multiple underlying complexities ranging from a lack [...]

2023-08-07T11:25:20-04:00August 7th, 2023|In the News|

HR Brew: Disability unemployment hits historic low, but many people still don’t disclose their disability status

Disability:IN’s annual index found that just 4.5% of workers self-identify as disabled. While disabled US workers have historically had some of the highest unemployment rates, the data shows that the last three years have seen tremendous progress in reducing the community’s unemployment rate. This is largely due to more [...]

2023-07-21T16:13:13-04:00July 21st, 2023|In the News|

HR Dive: As corporate disability inclusion practices improve, uneven adoption remains

Employee self-identification and board representation rates remain low, according to a new disability equality index. Companies are making strides in implementing more disability inclusion practices throughout their corporate culture, but several key areas need sustained attention in coming years, according to a July 10 report from the 2023 Disability [...]

2023-07-21T16:10:01-04:00July 21st, 2023|In the News|
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