Tuesday Business Update: Accessibility, hiring for diversity and Urban Outfitters

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This week we are sharing news about the increase in accessibility at US businesses, the room for improvement within tech firms and a bad customer experience at Urban Outfitters.

More businesses are opening up to people with disabilities

The 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a survey conducted by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), reports that U.S. businesses are becoming increasingly accessible for people with disabilities. Read more here.

Source: USA Today

Why More Tech Companies Should Hire People with Disabilities

Disability is an aspect of diversity that’s not often talked about in Silicon Valley, and one that can generate better returns for your business writes Zoë Henry. Read more here.

Source: Inc.

Urban Outfitters violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Then they banned me.

A truly horrendous retail experience for Aubrie Lee – but at least management acted within a week of hearing of the negative experiences by apologizing unreservedly and committing to making their store fully accessible. Voices are being heard, let’s keep the conversation going! Read more here.

Source: Medium @Medium

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