Many internal teams contributed to Vanguard’s efforts, including leaders who support accommodations and ensure accessible spaces and systems.
Our internal crew interest group Accessibility, Belonging, Leadership, and Empowerment (ABLE) strives to connect crew with disabilities, empower allies and caregivers, and educate the Vanguard community. The group launched in the U.S. with plans to expand to our international locations in the future.
The Disability Equality Index also recognizes teams that support external efforts. This means including diverse suppliers in Vanguard’s procurement program and ensuring websites and technology systems are accessible to clients.
Amber DeRosa, a Vanguard Accessibility Office manager, said, “When we take a stand for all investors, it is critical to ensure that Vanguard information, functionality, and services are accessible to all clients and crew regardless of visual, auditory, motor, color perception, and cognitive abilities.”
Vanguard achieved a score of 90 out of 100 in this inaugural year of recognition, and there are efforts already underway for further disability inclusion developments across the enterprise.
To learn more about our efforts to provide equal access to our website and apps, visit Our accessibility commitment. Information about our core values around inclusion for everyone can be found on the diversity, equity, and inclusion page.