Comcast NBCUniversal Scores 100% On 2016 Disability Equality Index
Comcast NBCUniversal is honored to be named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), after receiving a perfect score on their annual Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey.
The DEI is a joint initiative between the nation’s largest disability rights organization, the AAPD, and the leading national business-to-business network, the USBLN, which aims to advance the inclusion of people with disabilities in corporate America.
The Index is an annual benchmarking tool that scores the nation’s top businesses on a scale of zero (0) to 100, based on their disability inclusion policies and practices. It measures a wide range of criteria within four categories:
Culture & Leadership
Community Engagement & Support Services
According to the DEI, "by receiving a top score on the DEI, companies demonstrate significant business leadership, going far beyond compliance activities, driving their business success through leading disability inclusion policies and practices." This is true of Comcast NBCUniversal, and we are proud to be among the 42 companies to receive 100 out of 100 on this year’s DEI survey.
Comcast NBCUniversal is dedicated to fostering a culture of inclusion across our company. We strive to be recognized as a company that embraces people with disabilities, in our workforce and in our customer base. We are also committed to making all of our products accessible to people of all abilities. We do this through our mobile and Web applications with assistive technologies, the Voice Remote and talking guide on our X1 platform, and programming with closed captions and video description.
In fact, we recently announced the exciting news that video description will be included with the national broadcast of NBC’s next hit Broadway musical "Hairspray Live!" in December 2016. This makes the show the second live entertainment program in U.S. history to have video described content, after "The Wiz Live!" in 2015, which also aired on NBC.