CNBC: Amazon, Starbucks and Google among best places to work for professionals with disabilities

2022-08-02T18:34:53-04:00July 28th, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News|

In 2021, 77% of workers with disabilities said their employer has done a better job supporting them since the pandemic started. Now, companies are building on that support, with significant increases in leadership and boardroom diversity, according to the 2022 Disability Equality Index report from Disability:IN, a global organization advocating for disability inclusion in the workplace. Continue reading on

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Vogue Business: Gucci Disrupts Disability Inclusion

2022-08-02T18:34:54-04:00July 20th, 2022|DEI Best Practices, DisabilityIN, In the News|

Capsule collections have helped make adaptive fashion more mainstream, and a handful of brands are adding more inclusive HR policies, but Gucci is thinking far more broadly. The luxury house hopes to create systems change, a disruptive approach to disability inclusion that could benefit all customers. The luxury industry has often excluded disabled people both

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HR Dive: Waters and Brown urge SEC to disclose demographic data to investors

2022-07-07T21:14:31-04:00June 3rd, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News|

In their efforts to address diversity and inclusion, companies and government agencies have drawn more attention to increasing representation of marginalized or underrepresented groups within both leadership and the organization’s workforce as a whole. Many of those calls have come from company coalitions that seek to hold each other and other organizations accountable. In their

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HR Brew: Exploring Employers’ Responsibilities for Digital Accessibility

2022-07-04T17:22:43-04:00May 20th, 2022|Digital Accessibility, DisabilityIN, In the News|

As hybrid work continues, digital accessibility features are vital to many disabled workers. Get link to section As hybrid work continues, digital accessibility features are vital to many disabled workers. ICYMI, yesterday, May 19, was Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), which aims to raise worldwide awareness about digital accessibility and inclusion. Now in its 11th

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CNET: Accessibility Gains From the Pandemic Shouldn’t Be Forgotten, Advocates Say

2022-07-04T17:22:43-04:00May 19th, 2022|Digital Accessibility, DisabilityIN, In the News|

Accommodations like remote work and captioning on video calls were a step in the right direction. But more can be done to support employees with disabilities going forward. Get link to section Accommodations like remote work and captioning on video calls were a step in the right direction. But more can be done to support

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The Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable and Nonprofit Disability:IN are Launching the Neurodiversity Career Connector, a Job Search Portal for Neurodivergent Candidates

2022-06-14T18:29:46-04:00April 27th, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism, Press Releases|

Companies including CAI, Dell Technologies, EY, Freddie Mac, Google, HP, Microsoft, SAP, Spectrum Designs Foundation reaffirm commitment to neurodivergent candidates, an untapped talent pool that can help close record-high job openings. SEATTLE, April 27, 2022 – To address the lack of neurodiverse talent hiring, member companies of the Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable are launching

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Forbes: Supporting A Neurodiverse Workforce

2022-05-30T18:53:47-04:00April 18th, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism|

Many organizations have expanded their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts in response to nationwide protests against social injustice in recent years, as well as the growing recognition that companies need to take a leadership role in promoting a more inclusive society. Yet there is a new frontier in diversity that is just starting to

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Starbucks Announces Plans for More Inclusive Stores

2022-04-26T23:23:49-04:00March 17th, 2022|Accommodations, DEI Best Practices, Digital Accessibility, DisabilityIN, In the News|

Starbucks is hoping to create more inclusive environments by adding 1,000 Starbucks Community Stores, which are led by employees who directly connect to the initiative or cause of that store. The stores, which number 150 today, strive to provide programming and experiences that support economic opportunity in communities and create pathways to opportunity for employees,

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The Value of Hiring People Who Think Differently

2022-04-17T17:02:51-04:00March 9th, 2022|DisabilityIN, In the News, Neurodiversity / Autism|

Providing jobs for neurodivergent individuals — those with autism, ADHD and other neurological differences — can give companies and society a boost. Businesses have a growing need for strong problem-solving skills and unconventional thinking, especially in their ever-more-complex technology operations. According to a recent panel of Forbes HR council members, the ability to use “different

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