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Conference Photos Now Available

Thank you to everyone who attended, networked, and presented at the 2019 Disability:IN Annual Conference & Expo! We had a phenomenal turn out (SOLD OUT) with compelling panels and informational breakout sessions. Save the date: July 13-16, 2020 Disability:IN Annual Conference & Expo at the Ritz Carlton and J.W. Marriott Grande [...]

2019-08-06T15:55:33+00:00August 6th, 2019|Annual Conference|

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 [...]

2019-08-02T18:09:22+00:00July 17th, 2019|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

Disability Inclusive Stock Photography – Available for all

Disability:IN is pleased to offer disability inclusive stock photography to the public. In an effort to empower business to achieve disability inclusion and equality, we encourage corporations to use this in recruitment material, marketing material, internal and external communications, etc. These photos were taken by Jordan Nicholson, and can [...]

2019-08-07T13:53:52+00:00July 16th, 2019|Best Practices|

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 [...]

2019-08-02T18:09:56+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 [...]

2019-08-02T18:20:58+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Disability Equality Index|

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