IPR is featuring research throughout October in support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).
Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) assess companies’ disability inclusion efforts annually.
In 2023, 485 companies completed the Disability Equality Index survey. Of the participating companies, 374 have operations outside of the United States.
Key findings include:
1.) 57% of companies had a company-wide external hiring goal(s) for people with disabilities.
— 91% included disability-focused information in new hire orientation.
— 93% had a company-wide disability accommodation policy.
2.) 52% of companies required all people managers to take at least one training for disability inclusion.
3.) 24% of companies published diversity report(s) that included data on employees who identified as having a disability.
4.) 7% of companies had someone who openly identifies as having a disability serving on their company’s corporate Board of Directors.
5.) 58% had a centralized accommodations fund or allowed managers to have a “budget margin” with disability accommodations expenses.
Read the original report here.