People in wheelchairs navigate an urban landscape. Illustration by Sydney Vine | The Catalyst
People in wheelchairs navigate an urban landscape. Illustration by Sydney Vine | The Catalyst

The Disability Equality Index: A Measure of “Trust” Causing Distrust

This is the third and final of a three-part series discussing the problems associated with and caused by the Disability Equality Index. Part Three shares the impact that the Index has on the disabled community, especially when it comes to trusting the corporate world, and highlights businesses that, while not featured on the Index, are making significant strides in supporting disabled workers.


Over the last two weeks, we have dug deep into the complexities of the job market for disabled people in the United States. In Part One, we explored the historical discrimination faced by disabled people when it comes to gaining employment and the continued struggles they encounter in securing jobs, much less finding companies with good inclusion policies. In Part Two, we learned that the questionnaire of the Disability Equality Index, while intended to be an unbiased measurement of disability inclusion policies, is merely a continuation of the pattern of corporate misrepresentation in pursuit of favorable rankings. Read more…


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