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How to Benchmark Your Disability Inclusion Efforts

Find out how tools from three different organizations can help you benchmark the success of your company's disability inclusion efforts.

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3 Tips for Working With Disability Employment Consultants

Planning to work with a disability employment consultant? These three tips can help you get the most out of the relationship.

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Disability Employment Implementation: The Steps

From buy-in to a scaled rollout, implementing a disability employment and inclusion hiring program takes time. Here’s a sample timeline.

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Case Studies

General Motors

Long a leader in disability accommodation processes in manufacturing, learn how GM broadened its disability inclusion practices even further.

The Challenge This innovative automotive company had previously created robust disability accommodation processes in their manufacturing environment. They also had established an active employee resource group for people with disabilities…

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Boston Scientific Corporation

Discover some of the strategies—such as outreach to local colleges and focus groups—that helped Boston Scientific succeed with its diversity inclusion efforts.

The Challenge As a highly innovative medical device company, Boston Scientific had established many successful Employee Resource Groups for a broad range of diversity groups and was looking to expand…

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Grainger

Thanks in part to a commitment to training its talent acquisition and human resources staff, Grainger has been able to hire 200+ people with disabilities since 2014.

Grainger Case Study, June 2017 Grainger is a business-to-business, Fortune 500 industrial supply company based in Chicago, Illinois. Grainger joined the USBLN Going for the Gold (GFG) Program in 2014,…

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Disability Employment: Opportunity in Action

Meet Erika Lopez, who's part of the Amazon Alternative Workforce Supplier Program (AWSP), and learn more about how disability employment and inclusion programs, like the partnership between Seattle nonprofit Northwest Center and Amazon, help place people with disabilities into the workforce.

Disability in America
56 Million people in America are disabled

The approximate number of people with disabilities in the United States:

30% of U.S. families have at least one member with a disability

The approximate percentage of U.S families that have at least one member with a disability:

10% of U.S. families have at least one child with a disability

The approximate percentage of U.S families that have at least one child with a disability:

People with disabilities in the U.S. have an annual discretionary spending power of $220 billion

People with disabilities in the United States have an annual discretionary spending power of $220 billion. which does not take into account family. friends and supporters

87% of consumers agree that they prefer to give their business to companies that employ disabled people

of consumers said they "agreed" or "strongly agreed" that they would prefer to give their business to companies that employ people with disabilities

20% of workers will experience a disability lasting 1 or more years, and the rate accelerates after they pass their mid-40's

of workers will experience a disability lasting one or more years during their professional lives. and the rate accelerates when employees pass their mid-forties