AAPD and Disabilityin Rate Disability Inclusion
Given that 111 corporations have earned the highest score possible with the Disability Equality Index, it may be time to brush off your resume and secure that dream job.
Launched in 2014, the Index is a joint project of the American Association of People with Disabilities and DisabilityIn that provides a rigorous, fair, and transparent benchmarking tool to both help companies improve as well as build reputations as employers of choice. “Research shows that companies that champion disability inclusion significantly outperform their peers across key financial indices, including revenue, net income, profit margins and shareholder returns,” says Ted Kennedy, Jr., AAPD’s board chair. “AAPD is truly impressed by this year’s DEI participation and we’re proud to collaborate with the business community to prioritize industry-wide disability inclusion practices.”
Companies are scored from 0 to 100 on how well their policies and procedures include people with disabilities. Indicators include having a senior executive who is a person with a disability or