Disability:IN and Their Next Gen Program

By Brianna Blaser, AccessComputing Associate Director
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Last year, we were very excited when Disability:IN became an AccessComputing partner. Disability:IN is a non-profit organization that partners with a network of over 400 companies to work toward its vision of “an inclusive global economy where people with disabilities participate fully and meaningfully.” Many of our partners may benefit from becoming familiar with Disability:IN’s resources for companies as well as for people with disabilities themselves.

Disability:In’s Disability Equality Index serves as a benchmarking tool for companies that provides “a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality.” People with disabilities may want to explore employers who are among the top-scoring companies. Through Inclusion Works, companies can consult on disability inclusion and connect with their peers. Disability:IN is also the home of the Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable, a collection of employers with neurodiversity-focused hiring programs.

Finally, through the NextGen Leaders program, Disability:IN works with college students and recent graduates. Students participate in mentoring, networking, and professional development opportunities. Many AccessComputing students have participated in the NextGen program over the years, and we’re excited to continue referring students there.