What do 633 disability leaders from 29 countries spanning six out of seven continents have in common? 100% believe that organizations led by people with disabilities are left out of disaster relief funding from foundations, corporations and governments.
Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—VMware’s impact in the community is the result of the collective actions of VMware people. At the core of this approach is our Service Learning program, which provides forty paid hours annually to employees around the world to contribute their time and talents to the community.
Cisco laid the foundation on which the Internet is built. As we enter an era where everything and everyone is connected, we’re once again shaping the network’s future. In the process, we’re applying the lessons we’ve learned over more than 30 years and building technologies that are secure, accessible, and that bring people together.
Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, is proud to announce its membership in The Valuable 500, an international initiative striving to put disability on the leadership agenda. The company supports the campaign which is dedicated to unlocking the business, social and economic value of people living with disabilities around the world.
Kyle Hahn was in high school when he learned about a new Walgreens distribution center opening up in Windsor, Conn. He applied and was hired, and in joining Walgreens, Kyle also became part of the company’s new Transitional Working Group, an effort by the retailer to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
This past September, Kyle celebrated his 11th anniversary with Walgreens and he recalls the day he found out he was hired:
“I was really excited about it,” said Hahn. “I was jumping around the house. This was my first job ever!”
As companies across industries make diversity and inclusion a priority, hiring and supporting people with disabilities has never been more important.
Jennison Asuncion, who focuses on digital accessibility within LinkedIn Engineering, is completely blind. On any given day at work, he uses JAWS, software that reads what's on the screen or display, to access web applications and websites. On mobile, he uses the VoiceOver screen reader setting on his iPhone. Tools and accommodations like the ones Asuncion uses daily have never been more important — for employees and employers.
For the third year in a row, Whirlpool is recognized as one of the best places to work for people with disabilities
Whirlpool Corporation has been named one of the best places to work for people with disabilities as part of the 2019 Disability Equality Index (DEI), the nation's most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool allowing America's leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices. For the third year in a row, Whirlpool Corporation joined a small league of companies with a 100 percent score on the DEI for outstanding commitment and leading disability inclusion practices.
Today’s announcement is the result of collaboration between Albertsons Cos. and several visually impaired customers of the company's family of grocery stores, including Safeway, in a process known as Structured Negotiation.
People with disabilities constitute the largest minority group, at an estimated one in six people globally, but their needs often are overlooked. Businesses and other organizations that aim to be more inclusive might opt to create an environment where these people’s needs are understood. However, it is often difficult to recognize the best way to make changes.