Globally, over 1 billion individuals are impacted by a disability. It’s a natural part of the human experience, and it intersects with other factors, including age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and religion. That’s why accessibility—in all of its forms—is a key to a more equitable future for all.
We’re honored to have been named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by Disability:IN, scoring an 80 on the Disability Equality Index. Point B was named as a Top Scorer among the 415 corporations who utilized the benchmark this year. Our score represents the work that has been done at our firm and will continue to be improved in the years to come, with progress in areas such as culture and leadership, enterprise-wide access, employment practices such as benefits, recruitment, employment, education, retention, advancement and accommodations, as well as community engagement, supplier diversity and non-U.S. operations.
The Disability Equality Index is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. It is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities.
We are incredibly grateful for the members of our team that contribute to making our firm a more accessible and welcoming place each day, including members of our employee-led Business Resource Group, bAbled.
With the support of our DEI Director and others, we are grateful to the Point B’ers who spent time completing the benchmark so our firm can have a better view of where we’re excelling on the Disability Equality Index, and where we need to focus more of our efforts to be our best. As discussions evolve and accessibility resources expand, we are excited to be at the forefront of change for a better future for all.
“I hope people can see this recognition and know just how deeply our people have come to embrace the disability and caregiver community here at Point B, which also means embracing and accepting ourselves. So many of us have—for the first time—been able to be open with our colleagues because we see others do so at Point B and receive such positive, caring support,” Nell Haslett-Brousse, DEI Director.