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What do Facebook, Walmart, CVS Health, and Voya Financial have in common? A strong disability inclusion program.

Hiring individuals with disabilities delivers significant business benefits. “When people are able to bring their whole selves to work, you’re able to minimize what neuroscientists call the ‘social pain of exclusion,’ helping ensure that people are able to be their most productive, optimized self,” says Russell Shaffer, Walmart’s director of brand strategy, outreach, and benchmarking in the office of global culture, diversity, and inclusion. The “social pain of exclusion” refers […]

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Hey, Alexa: Put Inclusion on the Agenda

Technology Can Improve Productivity for Everyone Voice-activated technology in the workplace is “a very big issue for major companies,” said Leslie Wilson, vice president of Disability:IN’s Inclusion Works, a network of disability rights advocates and businesses including Fortune 500 companies like Amazon, Dell, 3M, Bank of America, and Comcast NBCUniversal. When it comes to the general introduction of virtual […]

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U.S. Firms Slowly Getting Better At Disability Inclusion

Disability Equality Index Measures Inclusion Success The Disability Equality Index (DEI) in the U.S. has revealed 126 out of 145 companies scored a 100 rating when it came to the inclusion of people with disabilities. These companies account for 7.8 million employees in the U.S. The good news is 94% of DEI companies reported having […]

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Disability:IN Welcomes New Corporate Relations Coordinator, Mackenzie Ward

Disability:IN is pleased to announce an addition to our staff. Mackenzie Ward recently joined our team as Corporate Relations Coordinator. In her current role, Mackenzie will be supporting Disability:IN’s Executive Vice President of Programs.  Mackenzie Ward graduated from Villanova University in 2018 with a Bachelors in Economics and a minor in Spanish. While she always knew she didn’t want to pursue a traditional career […]