Slack's Diversity Report

Megan Rose Dickey, reporting for TechCrunch:

Tech companies rarely, if ever, include information about how many people with disabilities they employ. Today, Slack is changing things up. According to the company’s latest diversity report, 1.7 percent of its employees identify themselves as having a disability.

As TechCrunch’s Steve O’Hear noted, tech companies are generally hesitant to discuss disabilities. Slack, however, was rather open in its dialogue with O’Hear at the time about including that information in future diversity reports, as long as the company followed legal processes and employees were willing to share it. Good on Slack for following through.

I've long advocated for tech companies to include employees with disabilities in their diversity reports. As I tweeted earlier today, the industry needs to remember people with disabilities matter just as much as women and people of color. We should be included.