By: Joshua Padgett, Sales Supervisor and MyAbilities Communications Lead, Oregon
Comcast scored one hundred percent on the Disability Equality Index and was named one of the best places to work for disability inclusion—and I can’t say I’m surprised.
Comcast is a great place to work. I’m proud to have worked here for 19 years. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), like MyAbilities, have been a vital part of my inclusive workplace experience.
ERGs offer community and opportunities to give back to the causes I care most about. I’m the communications lead for MyAbilities in Oregon/SW Washington, an ERG that supports those with disabilities (although you don’t have to be disabled to belong to the group!). Like most people, I have family members of all abilities. Championing MyAbilities is just one way I help those of us that are striving for equality.
Employees with disabilities have just as much to offer, if not more than others in the same roles. Comcast understands this and provides support and encouragement to employees with disabilities to develop and advance their careers—proving that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful one.
Comcast’s commitment to disability inclusion permeates all aspects of our culture—from accessible workplaces, hiring folks with all abilities, and innovating products like the accessible Xfinity Voice Remote. Comcast wants every employee and every customer to participate and interact without barriers, and company leadership works to ensure all employees have the chance to achieve their goals and flourish in their careers. The impact of this ricochets outside of the company, where successful community members help Oregon/SW Washington thrive.