‘Raising the bar’ on accessibility and inclusion at Amazon
“Every person with a disability should expect to be treated as equivalent to everyone else—to know that Amazon supports them in being successful at what they do,” said Brendan Gramer, a Senior UX Designer on the Payments team at Amazon. As Global President of the People with Disabilities (PwD) affinity group—a group that serves as the representative voice for Amazon employees with disabilities—Gramer is one of the many people who help make Amazon one of the best places to work for disability inclusion.
This October, during the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we’re highlighting employees and partners like Gramer who promote accessibility and inclusion in our workplaces around the world. From PwD affinity group presidents and co-chairs, to individuals supporting hiring initiatives and events that promote inclusion at Amazon, we’re pleased to introduce seven leaders, innovators, and allies advocating for Amazon employees with disabilities.
Brendan Gramer, Amazon’s Global PwD affinity group“Amazon’s PwD affinity group is here to support, recognize, and represent the voices of employees with disabilities every step of the way,” said Gramer.
“People are becoming more aware of the need to be inclusive, and of the unique value we bring to Amazon through our diverse perspectives,” said Gramer. We want Amazon to be the most inclusive and accessible employer on the planet, and that means working to normalize disability so that people with disabilities have every opportunity to be accepted and as successful as their peers.
Oct 21, 2020 at 09:48