Comcast Corporation was recently voted as one of the “Top 50 Employers” for 2013 by Careers and the disABLED magazine’s readership. Comcast took the ninth spot in this year’s annual list, making it the fourth time the company has received the honorable recognition.
The rankings are based upon readers’ desirability to work at a company or their views of a company’s efforts to provide an up-to-date accessible workplace.
In a post by Comcast’s chief blogger JT. Ramsay on Comcast Voices, JT interviews company leaders who express their gratitude for the honor and talk about Comcast’s efforts in supporting accessibility and diversity.
One of the newest initiatives that has launched is the Abilities Network@NBCUniversal, an “Affinity Group” within the Diversity Council. The group is designed to help disabled employees develop their skills through growth and leadership opportunities.
Comcast Cable’s VP of Accessibility Tom Wlodkowski also gave a preview about upcoming plans to increase usability at Comcast.
“I can’t wait to share some innovative solutions with our customers in the coming months, including multiple ways for people to control their entertainment experience through voice commands, accessible apps and other enhancements,” Tom said. “ We are currently in the process of building an Accessibility Lab where we can develop and test our products to be more consumer-friendly for the disability community, as well as other segments of the population that will find the upgrades to our products helpful and convenient.”