Registration Now Open for Second Annual Disability Equality Index℠ Survey

The US Business Leadership Network®(USBLN®) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) are excited to announce the opening of the registration process for the second annual Disability Equality Index℠ (DEI℠). Companies that take the DEI self-report on a wide-range of criteria within four categories: Culture & Leadership, Enterprise-Wide Access, Employment Practices, and Community Engagement […]

USBLN® Plays Matchmaker for Companies That See Value in Disability Inclusion

In the United States, an estimated 57 million people live with a disability. Of these, 19.5 percent who are of working age are employed, while 10.2 percent are still actively seeking employment, according to the most recent U.S. Department of Labor data. The U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN), a national nonprofit organization that helps businesses […]

Disability Equality Index celebrates inaugural reception on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 3, 2015) – The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) celebrated the inaugural Disability Equality IndexSM (DEISM) reception at the Longworth Office Building on Capitol Hill with its top scoring companies on July 30. The reception was for companies that scored 80 points or […]

What’s Your Disability Equality Index Score?

Approximately one in five people in the United States has some form of disability. Now, a new tool can help employers improve the effectiveness of their disability-inclusion practices. By Jill Cueni-Cohen In the 25 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, companies have yet to realize the untapped potential of the disabled community […]

Highmark Inc. of Pa. and Highmark Del. Help to Launch America's First Disability Rights Museum on Wheels

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 9, 2015) – Today, the US Business Leadership Network®(USBLN®) officially announced that Highmark Inc. of Pa. and Highmark Del. have come on board as Tour Partners of America’s Disability Rights Museum on Wheels (DRMW), the country’s first disability rights mobile museum. The DRMW is an accessible self-contained motor vehicle, featuring interactive learning […]

American Airlines Helps Launch America's First Disability Rights Museum on Wheels

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 30, 2015) – Today, the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) officially announced American Airlines has come on board as a Tour Partner of America’s Disability Rights Museum on Wheels (DRMW), the country’s first disability rights mobile museum. DRMW is an accessible self-contained motor vehicle, featuring interactive learning opportunities and emerging technologies to […]

Inaugural Disability Equality IndexSM (DEISM) Results Announced

WASHINGTON, DC (June 11, 2015) – The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) have officially announced the results of the first annual Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey. The 2014 DEI was completed by 80 Fortune 1000-size companies in early 2015, who were notified of their results in […]

USBLN and Wells Fargo Officially Launch America's First Disability Rights Museum on Wheels

America’s first disability rights mobile museum opens in Charlotte, NC on June 8, 2015. WASHINGTON, DC (June 3, 2015) – The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced the launch of America’s Disability Rights Museum on Wheels, the country’s first disability rights mobile museum. To commemorate the launch, […]

USBLN 18th Annual National Conference Leadership Team Announced

WASHINGTON, DC (May 27, 2015) – Today, the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) announced its 18th Annual National Conference Leadership team. Educational Track Chair representation includes Marketplace Track Chair & Marketplace Program Planning Chair Apoorva N. Gandhi, Vice President, Multicultural Affairs, Marriott International, Inc.; Workplace Track Chair David J. O’Brien, Partner, Brand, Marketing and Communications, […]

Cigna Helps Launch America's First Disability Rights Museum on Wheels

WASHINGTON, DC (May 26, 2015) – Today, the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) officially announced that Cigna, a global health services company with programs designed to help people with disabilities return to health and life, has come on board as a Tour Partner of America’s Disability Rights Museum on Wheels, the country’s first disability rights […]