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Disability Equality Index(SM) Advisory Committee Announced

June 5, 2013
Source: American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) jointly announced today the formation of the Disability Equality IndexSM Advisory Committee, a diverse group of thought leaders who have assembled to share with AAPD and the USBLN® their knowledge, expertise, and vision to enhance disability inclusion policies and practices in the workplace.

“We are truly honored to work with such a dynamic group of individuals who offer a broad range of backgrounds and experiences,” said Jill Houghton, Executive Director of the USBLN®. “With the Disability Equality IndexSM having such wide reach amongst business, it is critical to gain perspective from leaders across different industries, business sectors, and within the disability community.”

“I look forward to the Advisory Committee’s insight and recommendations on the Disability Equality IndexSM”, said Mark Perriello, President and CEO of AAPD. “We expect the Advisory Committee will assist in creating a more meaningful tool for business that will ultimately advance employment opportunities for people with disabilities.”

In December 2012, AAPD and the USBLN® announced their joint partnership to develop the Disability Equality IndexSM, a transparent national disability inclusion benchmark tool that will offer major employers an opportunity to receive an objective score on their disability inclusion policies and practices. AAPD and the USBLN® are working diligently throughout 2013 to finalize and launch the first survey to Fortune 1000 companies and top law firms.

Check out the the "Go to website for News Source" link at the end of this article to read the list of Advisory Committee members.

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