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

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.