DEIA

Disability is a natural part of the human experience and a dimension of diversity that crosses all communities. People with disabilities are a highly diverse group with lived experiences that overlap. Gender, race, class, sexuality, age and religion are all examples of an individual’s interlocking identities.

2022-06-01T15:39:15+00:00Published: June 1st, 2022|Tags: , |

America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). If you are a worker with a disability or an employer of someone who has a disability, you likely already know the unique considerations and often under-recognized benefits that stem from employing people with disabilities. According to Accenture, companies who hire people with disabilities earn 28% higher revenue, [...]

2022-03-24T15:47:26+00:00Published: October 25th, 2021|Tags: , |

Staffing for Equitable AI: Roles & Responsibilities

Start with a Model The Equitable AI Playbook encourages organizations to consider a hub-and-spoke model for their Equitable AI initiative. In a Hub-and-spoke model, a central group (“Hub”) is led by C-Level and establishes standards, processes, and policies.  “Spokes” are business unit or function teams that oversee execution of the policies and processes by implementation [...]

2022-03-09T16:10:10+00:00Published: September 8th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Implementing AI-Enabled Assistant Tools to Make Workplaces More Inclusive

AI-enabled technologies are adding new ways to make a workplace more directly accessible to people with disabilities. The following tools are increasingly available as organization-wide subscriptions. They offer a wonderful opportunity to reduce the need for individual accommodation by making the workplace more directly accessible. It’s a best practice to offer such features to all [...]

2022-05-02T18:26:04+00:00Published: July 9th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Interview Checklist for HR Professionals Using AI-enabled Tools

HR professionals using AI-enabled tools must ensure their assessment methodologies are ethical and accurately measure potential in candidates. Even after a technology has been vetted and procured, the way it’s used can affect how inclusive it is in practice. To ensure a level playing field, everyone involved in the recruiting process should understand and follow these [...]

2022-03-09T16:12:46+00:00Published: July 8th, 2021|Tags: , |

The Challenge of Fairness Audits

Many vendors provide “fairness audits” that claim to be able to measure when bias is taking place and recommend course corrections. In practice, many of these tools have only considered race and gender as dimensions of diversity. And if they are considering disability, the methodology behind it is likely flawed. The 80/20 rule In 1978, [...]

2022-03-09T16:11:33+00:00Published: July 8th, 2021|Tags: , |