When it comes to measuring the success of your program, you’re not on your own. Four different organizations—The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), the National Organization on Disability (NOD), Cornell University and the ILO Global Business and Disability Network—have created tools and resources to benchmark and track the progress of your disability inclusion efforts.

Essentially, these tools all function as a self-directed audit that you can conduct as a company measuring your progress against best practices. They’re good internal tools to help you see where you are—and get feedback for how you can improve.

USBLN Disability Equality Index
A national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to receive an objective score, on a scale of zero to 100, on their disability inclusion policies and practices.

NOD Disability Employment Tracker
A free and confidential online assessment that provides critical analysis of your company’s disability employment practices, with optional assessment of veteran employment practices.

Cornell University BenchmarkABILITY
A self-assessment tool to help organizations learn more about leading practices to promote disability inclusive workplaces.

ILO Global Business and Disability Network
The ILO’s 21-question, 4-part self-assessment tool is intended to help companies assess their policies, plans and practices related to disability inclusion in the workplace, as well as to help with the benchmarking process. It can help companies identify their strengths, as well as pinpoint specific management and practice gaps.

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