The Disability INclusion Blog

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|

At the United Nations: Business Executive Panel on Disability Inclusion

Pictured here (L to R): Sara Basson, Accessibility Evangelist, Accessible Googler experience team, President, Disability Alliance Google; Alison Neplokh, Manager, Public Policy, Facebook; Megan Lawrence, Ph.D., Accessibility Technical Evangelist, Microsoft; Ann Cody, Special Advisor, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State; Leslie Wilson, VP Workplace [...]

2019-07-09T23:51:57+00:00June 25th, 2019|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 [...]

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

NextGen Spotlight: Bryan Stromer

Quality mentoring relationships have a powerful effect on young people in a variety of situations – personal, academically and professional. Initiatives like the Disability:IN Mentorship Exchange were created to further those opportunities. This six-month career mentoring strategy brings together employers and college students with disabilities or recent graduates with disabilities in a mutually beneficial way. Through the Disability:IN’s association with over 130 corporate partners, we [...]

2019-07-09T23:51:23+00:00May 31st, 2019|Next Gen Leaders Stories|

Affiliate Spotlight: Disability:IN North Carolina’s Thought Leaders Luncheon

Disability:IN North Carolina recently held a Thought Leaders Luncheon, focused on mental health awareness at work and military veterans. Disability:IN Affiliates mobilize local corporations to be more inclusive to people with disabilities. Through events like these, affiliates are raising awareness of how corporations can join IN for inclusion. As [...]

2019-07-12T15:04:06+00:00May 24th, 2019|Affiliates|

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|

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