What’s Your Disability Equality Index Score?
Approximately one in five people in the United States has some form of disability. Now, a new tool can help employers improve the effectiveness of their disability-inclusion practices.
By Jill Cueni-Cohen
In the 25 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, companies have yet to realize the untapped potential of the disabled community as suppliers, consumers and employees, says Keith Wiedenkeller, the Kansas City, Mo-based chief strategy officer for the Disability Equality Index.
A joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the U.S. Business Leadership Network, the DEI is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that objectively scores businesses on a scale of zero to 100 regarding their disability inclusion policies and practices.
5 Ways to Participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD
On May 17th, the USBLN will be celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD was established to create awareness and generate conversations about accessibility, specifically web accessibility, for people with disabilities.
USBLN Facilitates Over 8,000 New Hires with Disabilities Through Going for the Gold Program
Through the Going for the Gold (GFG) program, the USBLN is aiding 20 Fortune and Global 500 companies achieve the “gold standard” in hiring and fully including individuals with disabilities in their workforces.
Businesses Collaborate to Change the Unemployment Rate for People with Autism
This week, organizations across industries will gather at the third annual Autism at Work Summit, which will take place on Microsoft’s Campus in Redmond, Washington, April 24-26, 2018.
2018 Annual Conference – Resources on Accommodations
For those conference attendees in need of medical equipment/scooters, etc. – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has provided the names of several vendors whose information is included below. Of course, you are welcome to choose any vendor you prefer, we have provided these for convenience and this in no way serves as an endorsement. If […]
Get to know Chad Jerdee
As an amputee, I know what it feels like to be different and have people make assumptions about what I can and can't do. Disability inclusion is about overcoming those assumptions.