The Disability INclusion Blog

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|

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 [...]

2019-07-23T13:26:01+00:00April 29th, 2019|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

NextGen Spotlight: Taylor Mickelson

Disability:IN provides two career and leadership development programs for college students and recent graduates with disabilities who demonstrate a great deal of talent, leadership, and determination – Mentorship Exchange and Talent Accelerator. Through our signature education initiatives, we aim to help businesses develop enduring leaders for a more disability inclusive workplace. They are NextGen Leaders. [...]

2019-07-09T23:50:31+00:00February 27th, 2019|Next Gen Leaders Stories|

Leading Employers Collaborate to Launch Autism @ Work Playbook

EY, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Microsoft, and SAP release guide for HR professionals and organizations to create employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum. Since its launch 15 months ago, the Autism @ Work Employer Roundtable has made significant progress to expand employment opportunities for individuals [...]

2019-07-09T23:50:38+00:00February 12th, 2019|Best Practices, Corporate Partners|

Hiring People with Disabilities is Good for Business

A recent study has shown, for the first time, that companies that championed people with disabilities actually outperformed others — driving profitability and shareholder returns. Revenues were 28 percent higher, net income 200 percent higher, and profit margins 30 percent higher. Companies that improved internal practices for disability inclusion [...]

2019-07-09T23:50:54+00:00December 27th, 2018|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

The DEI Evolves – What’s New in 2019

Since 2014 when Disability:IN and AAPD jointly launched the Disability Equality Index (DEI), we’ve been guided by our purpose to empower businesses to achieve disability inclusion and equality.  The DEI is a rigorous, fair, and transparent benchmarking tool that helps companies identify opportunities for continued improvement, as well as [...]

2019-07-09T23:50:46+00:00September 25th, 2018|Disability Equality Index|

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