The score range for the DEI is zero (0) to 100, with 100 being the highest score possible.* Scores are in increments of 10. We publicly recognize top-scoring companies that have a score of 80 or above by publishing their company name and DEI score on the DEI website. We may recognize top-scoring companies on AAPD website, Disability:IN website, at AAPD, Disability:IN, or DEI event(s), in DEI related reports, in news releases, and in other similar places.
The breakdown of a company’s score is not published. For example, if a company scores 90, we only state that the company scored 90. We do not state in which category the 10 points were missed.
Companies that score below 80 are kept confidential. We do not release the company’s name, score information, or benchmark responses, and only release information directly back to representatives of the company.
In general, DEI results are reported in aggregate, and all company benchmark responses are used to report aggregate results, regardless of the benchmark score.
Companies are required to accept these terms in order to participate in the DEI. For more information about use of company information, please download the terms: [DOC] [PDF]
Please Note: A score of 100 does not mean to convey “perfection.” AAPD and Disability:IN recognize there is no single best way to practice inclusion, and that some practices may be more effective for some companies or industries than others. A score of 100 on the DEI simply means that a company adheres to many of the numerous leading disability inclusion practices featured in the DEI, but there’s still room for improvement.