Disability Equality Index 2020

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a prominent benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 and America’s top 200 revenue grossing law firms (Am Law 200) to gauge their level of disability workplace inclusion against competitors.

Since piloting the DEI, there has been a significant spike in participation and a growing need across all industries to utilize the DEI to advance disability inclusion across their businesses. In its sixth official year, the Disability Equality Index continues to see an increase in year-over-year participation, with the number of top-scoring companies more than quadrupling to 205 in 2020 as compared to 43 in 2015.

Over the course of the DEI, the number of employers has increased from 48 to 247, with a total workforce of 11 million people. On average, 5.5% of current employees identify as having a disability which is an increase from 3.7% in 2019.

Top-scoring DEI companies who earn a score of 80 or above receive the recognition Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.