The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) has honored AT&T with its 2021 Corporate Leadership Award.
Ted Kennedy, Chair of the AAPD Board of Directors, called out AT&T's advocacy and support of the disability community in a letter to AT&T.
“Whether it’s your overall commitment to disability rights in the workplace and beyond, your generous investment in the future of disability rights leadership through AAPD’s best-in-class Summer Internship Program, your leadership within AAPD’s Technology Forum or your use of AT&T’s far-reaching platform to provide internet services to those in vulnerable communities, we would be honored to present this award to AT&T,” he wrote.
CEO John Stankey accepted the award on April 28 at the AAPD Leadership Awards Gala, a virtual event that included national disability rights allies and stakeholders across media, government and business.
“People with disabilities cross all racial, gender, educational, socioeconomic and organizational lines, which is why AAPD’s work in advocating for people with disabilities is so important – because disability rights are human rights,” he said.