Did You Know?
At Cisco, our goal is to achieve “disability confidence.” We want to understand how disabilities affect every aspect of business, and we are committed to removing barriers for our employees, customers, partners, and suppliers.
We design Cisco offices, labs, and systems to accommodate employees with disabilities. Our products, services, websites, and documentation are made accessible either through their design or through use of assistive technology.
The Connected Disabilities Awareness Network (CDAN), a global Employee Resource Organization (ERO), provides a strong support network and plays an important business advisory role. CDAN has chapters worldwide, including in India, Japan, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
The CDAN mission is to promote an adaptable work environment that provides business benefits to Cisco and its customers, partners, employees, suppliers, and communities.
Additionally, the Cisco People with Disabilities Advisory Group represents many functional areas within the company worldwide. By integrating accessibility into business processes, operations, and products, we are a disability-confident company, both internally and in our work with partners and customers.
We work with disability-focused organizations worldwide to:
Cisco has been recognized for its efforts, including:
Cisco Helps Enable Disability Confidence
We are a sponsor of the National Business and Disability Council, a U.S. resource center that innovates to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace.
Since 2000, we have fostered a relationship with Project Hired, which specializes in helping people with disabilities find work. These people then consult with us on accessibility initiatives and workplace modifications.
In addition, we sponsor the Employers Forum on Disability, which provides information on disability policy and awareness in our European markets.