The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a unique, joint initiative of American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN). It serves as the nation’s most trusted annual benchmarking tool allowing America’s leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices. This evolving index objectively scores each corporation on a scale from 0 to 100—100 representing the most inclusive. The DEI was developed by the two national leaders in consultation with the appointed DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse and voluntary group of experts in business, policy, and disability advocacy.
Regardless of score, each participating company is:
Given a complimentary copy of the 2018 DEI Report, which consists of detailed aggregate results and benchmarking information.
Presented a scorecard outlining areas in which they excel, as well as those in need of improvement.
Invited to exclusive networking opportunities with other participating DEI companies at the USBLN Annual Conference.
Offered customized DEI consulting services specifically geared towards increasing their DEI score.
Eligible companies must register by January 12, 2018 to participate in the 2018 survey.
All registered companies will receive access to the 2018 DEI the week of January 22, 2018 to begin submission of responses.
Final company DEI responses are due back on April 13, 2018.