July 13, 2015
What’s Your Disability Equality Index Score?

Human Resource Executive OnlineApproximately 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.

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