86% of companies have an employee resource group (ERG) specifically for people with disabilities.
BUT 32% have yet to implement company-wide hiring goals for people with disabilities.
96% of ERGs (employee resource group) have a senior executive sponsor.
Only 10% of DEI businesses have a senior executive who identifies as a person with a disability.
82% of DEI businesses are committed to ensuring individuals with disabilities can access digital content.
Only 59% of participating companies have a requirement to ensure digital products are accessible and usable to employees with disabilities.
91% of DEI businesses are providing wellness benefits that extend beyond EAP or mental health benefits.
Only 23% of businesses offer information on financial instruments that benefit employees with disabilities.
82% of DEI businesses have a process in place for employees to request accommodations for virtual/off-site company meetings and events.
Only 47% of companies surveyed have a centralized accommodations fund. 4% of companies plan on adding a fund within the coming year.
Employment, Education, Retention & Advancement
79% of businesses have retention and advancement programs focused on or inclusive of employees with disabilities.
BUT 48% have a written retention and advancement statement that includes disability.
91% of DEI businesses supported an external disability related event or organization in 2020.
BUT 37% of DEI businesses do not yet have a process in place ensuring all contractors and subcontractors pay their employees at least Local, State, or Federal minimum wage.
75% of companies had expenditures with disability-owned businesses in 2020.
BUT 43% require their prime suppliers to have expenditures with disability-owned businesses.
businesses participated in the 2021 Disability Equality Index, compared to 247 in 2020, up 29% from last year.
of employees self-identified as having a disability in 2021, up from 3.7% in 2019.
top-scoring businesses, out of the 319, scored 80% and above.
businesses were Fortune 100 companies, compared to 59 in 2020.
businesses participated in the DEI for the first time, compared to 74 in 2020.
of companies require prime suppliers to have expenditures with disability-owned businesses.
of new hires self-identified as having a disability in 2021, up from 3.2% in 2019.
of businesses have a centralized accommodations fund or allow managers to have a “budget margin” with disability accommodations expenses.
of businesses have a company-wide external hiring goal(s) for people with disabilities.
of businesses are providing wellness benefits that extend beyond EAP or mental health benefits.
of businesses have a requirement to ensure digital products are accessible and usable by people with disabilities.
of businesses have a senior executive who identifies as a person with a disability.
Who we are
Founded in 2001 as a non-profit (501c3) corporation, No Limits Media (NLM) is dedicated to helping all people with different-abilities (also known as disabilities) to live lives of opportunity and achievement through a variety of initiatives, including films, videos, podcasts, television, web, documentaries, art exhibits, and educational curriculum.