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Booz Allen Scores 100% On ‘Disability Equality Index’ For Sixth Consecutive Year


“Having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t reach for the stars”: Hinson from Booz Allen.

Dailycsr.com – 18 July 2020 – Disability can be seen across the spectrum of humankind irrespective of “age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and religion”. There are more than billion people all over the world living with disabilities.
Booz Allen has earned awards for creating a workplace that promotes and supports “disability inclusion” through various employee forums along with other workshops. The company’s commitment towards the said case makes it an “employer and partner of choice for people with disabilities”. Recognising these effort of the company, Booz Allen was given a score of 100% on the “Disability Equality Index”, for the sixth consecutive years.
Disability:IN is a “nationwide benchmarking tool” used by the DEI along with the “American Association for People with Disabilities”, in short AAPD, to measure “key performance indicators” such as leadership, culture, “enterprise-wide access”, employment benefits, supplier diversity and community engagement.  In short, Booz Allen strives to create a workplace for everybody to thrive in. In the words of Executive Sponsor at “Global Disabilities Resource Group” at Booz Allen, Brian MacCarthy:
“Booz Allen is honored to receive this recognition for the sixth year in a row – which is reflective of how far we’ve come and the strides we’ve made – but that doesn’t mean the work is done. We remain focused, more than ever, on our ultimate goal: a safer and more accessible workplace where people with disabilities, visible or non-visible, can thrive.”
Here is a list of initiatives of Booz Allen towards supporting disability inclusion, as mentioned by Booz Allen Hamilton:
  • “Employee groups like the Global Disabilities BRG that provide opportunities for leadership, development, and volunteerism
  • “Ongoing education on topics like 508 design standards, emerging technologies, and supporting employees with disabilities during COVID-19 remote work – topics discussed on a recent webinar hosted by the Global Disabilities BRG celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day
  • “A wide range of adaptive technologies and resources, with dedicated, ongoing efforts by leadership and management to connect employees to the resources they need”
In line with this commitment, Booz Allen provided its “Lead Technologist Eli Hinson”, with “hearing loss and dyslexia”, the work environment to thrive ever since 2000 through “resources”. Moreover, Hinson also is a leader in various “areas like SharePoint” while she also co-chair’s Booz Allen’s “Global Disabilities BRG”. In her words:
“Having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t reach for the stars”.
While, the Global Disabilities BRG’s another co-chairperson, Eric Wright with cerebral palsy said:
“Booz Allen has been empowering people to change the world for more than 100 years. This award reflects Booz Allen’s ongoing effort to position disabled employees as uniquely skilled and effective catalysts for change.” 
The President as well as the Chief Executive Officer of Disability:IN, Jill Houghton stated:
“The best way to attract, retain and grow talent with disabilities is to create an accessible, inclusive workplace”.