Igniting Purpose: A Legacy of Accessibility

May 6, 2024ERE.net
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The piece highlights Ted Kennedy Jr.'s efforts and influence in promoting disability rights and accessibility at work, even after his departure from Aetna. It discusses Kennedy's role in co-founding the Disability Equality Index (DEI), a benchmark tool that measures companies' disability inclusion policies and practices, with the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN. The post also mentions the introduction of the Office of Accessibility at Aetna under the guidance of Kennedy. His philosophy is based on the fact that disabled individuals want independence and choice, just like everyone else. Currently, Kennedy continues his fight for the rights of the disabled with the AAPD, advocating for greater inclusion and accessibility in the workforce. His goal is to make accessibility a common topic of discussion in organizations, just like diversity and inclusion.