September 27, 2018
U.S. Firms Slowly Getting Better At Disability Inclusion

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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 a senior executive who is internally recognized as being a person with a disability and/or as an ally for people with disabilities.

“It’s important they build an inclusive culture where talent with disabilities can be themselves. Firms are building cross-functional teams that represent different parts of the organization and identifying several leaders to work with cross-functional teams by looking at their culture and leadership, employment practices and diversity.”

~ Jill Houghton, president and CEO of Disability:IN

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