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Campaign US: Accenture and TD Bank unveil coalition aimed at increasing disability inclusion in marketing and communications

Global professional services agency Accenture has partnered with TD Bank and Disability:IN, a nonprofit which aims to increase disability inclusion in businesses to create a cross-industry coalition of CMOs and CCOs aimed to power disability inclusion across marketing and communications. Jill Kramer's Accenture's chief marketing and communications officer, noted [...]

ESG Dive: SEC investor panel pushes for increased workforce disclosures

The Investor Advisory Committee proposed a new rule to the agency that would require companies to disclose comprehensive labor data like compensation ranges and employment status. Dive Brief: An advisory panel unanimously voted last month to propose a rule to the Securities and Exchange Commission that would require publicly [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Human Resources Director: 3 key ways to improve neurodiversity in the workplace

Many employees don't disclose their disability, and employers need to move past 'transactional accommodations,' says expert On July 26, Governor of California Gavin Newsom declared July 26 would be known as “Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day” in California — 33 years after the Act was signed into law [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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