CEOs Asked to Pledge Disability Inclusion at Their Companies

There's renewed focus on workplace accessibility

A letter from Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities has been signed by 15 brand CEOs so far. Getty Images
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When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990, it provided the first-ever federal equal rights protections for people with disabilities. That meant that a disability could no longer be used as an excuse not to hire an otherwise qualified employee; it also meant that workplaces had to become fully accessible to those employees—at businesses with more than 15 workers, at least. The ADA opened up a new world of opportunities for people who had largely been shut out of the corporate world.

@MaryEmilyOHara Mary Emily O'Hara is a diversity and inclusion reporter. They specialize in covering LGBTQ+ issues and other underrepresented communities.