The Disability Equality Index (DEI), a joint initiative with the American Association of People with Disabilities, is a benchmarking tool that provides an objective score and roadmap on disability inclusion policies and practices. Over the seven-year history of the DEI, one thing is undeniably clear: disability inclusion and equality is good business. Being a disability-inclusive employer is good for recruitment, retention, engagement, and — ultimately — the bottom line.
What began as largely U.S. efforts to create disability-inclusive workplaces is now a much larger conversation. In a global marketplace, equality knows no borders. In 2020, 75% of participating DEI companies have operations outside of the U.S.