In recent years, diversity and inclusion has grown to include equity.
But Gloria Lewis, Vice President – Compliance and Accessibility at AT&T, thinks one vowel is still largely absent at times: “A” for accessibility.
"You can’t have true inclusion without accessibility. It shouldn’t be an afterthought – the A should always be part of the journey, just like other DE&I considerations."
And now, it is becoming part of the equation. The theme for this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.” Observed annually in October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices.