Valuable 500 Adds VITAC to World’s First Global Directory of Disability Inclusion Specialists
VITAC has been listed on the Valuable 500’s ‘Valuable Directory’ ─ the world’s first independently expert-reviewed global directory of B2B consultants and service providers specialized in disability inclusion and accessibility.
VITAC is one of only 77 organizations globally to be featured in the directory, which includes business disability intelligence and experts spanning six continents and 19 countries. The Valuable Directory’s consultants and experts boast strong experience in the areas of digital, physical, and cognitive accessibility to assist Valuable 500 companies in advancing disability inclusion within their businesses.
“Our appointment to the Valuable Directory shows our ongoing support to ending disability exclusion, and we look forward to working with the Valuable 500 companies to achieve this,” says VITAC General Manager Doug Karlovits. “Supporting the Valuable 500’s mission to promote equality and put disability on the global leadership business agenda continues our tradition of advocacy.”
The Valuable 500 is a global campaign calling for 500 of the most influential businesses to include disability on their leadership agendas. Its mission is to use the power of business to drive change for the 1.3 billion people around the world living with a disability and develop programs to make business more inclusive of people with disabilities.
Hosted via the Valuable 500’s members-only Digital Hub, the Valuable Directory was created and built as a resource for Valuable 500 companies following feedback that access to disability business expertise was critical in their journey to ending disability exclusion. This first iteration showcases 77 businesses that have been vetted by 21 revered thought leaders across the global disability space.
“It is truly exciting to have closely collaborated with our colleagues in the disability community to create this unique community of disability inclusion experts,” says Valuable 500 Director of Partnerships Stephane Leblois. “By creating this global directory, we will be able to further support the Valuable 500 companies in advancing their disability inclusion and accessibility work. The Valuable Directory is a brilliant tool that will continue to evolve to meet their changing needs and reflect the complexity of designing and implementing successful disability inclusion strategies.”