Disability Equality Index Program

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About the Disability Equality Index

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is an objective, reflective, forward-thinking, and confidential disability rating tool designed to assist business in advancing inclusion practices.
Now celebrating its 10th year, the Disability Equality Index has become the leading independent, third-party resource for the annual benchmarking of corporate disability inclusion policies and programs and is trusted by more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and nearly half of the Fortune 500.

How the DEI is Scored

The U.S. version of the Disability Equality Index measures a wide range of criteria within the following six (6) categories. A similar scoring framework will be introduced for each of the seven international benchmarks being introduced in 2024.

  • Culture & Leadership (30 points total; 20 for Culture, 10 for Leadership) – Businesses commit to and demonstrate a sustained, visible cultural commitment to disability inclusion and demonstrate visible leadership commitment to disability inclusion throughout the organization.
  • Enterprise-Wide Access (10 points) – Businesses commit to and demonstrate commitment to workplace accessibility.
  • Employment Practices (40 points total, 10 each for the subcategories of Accommodations; Benefits; Employment, Education, Retention & Advancement; and Recruitment) – Businesses commit to and demonstrate commitment to benefits, recruitment practices, employment practices, and accommodation practices that fully incorporate and include individuals with disabilities.
  • Community Engagement (10 points) – Businesses demonstrate public-facing engagement practices that celebrate and support individuals with disabilities.
  • Supplier Diversity (10 points) – Businesses commit to and demonstrate supplier diversity practices that fully include and utilize Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs), including Service-Disabled Veteran DOBEs and Veteran DOBEs.

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2024 Disability:IN Wisconsin Program Series: Disability Equality Index

Upcoming Webinar – June 25 10:00am – 11:00am

DEI Series

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2024 Award Timeline

    • Registration Opens: Oct. 11, 2023

    • Registration Closes: Feb. 8, 2024 Registration is still open for the Disability Equality Index!

    • Benchmark Opens: Jan. 29, 2024

    • Benchmark Closes: April 12, 2024

    • Disability Equality Index Report & Top-Scoring Companies List Released: July 15, 2024

2024 DEI Questionnaire (USA)