Disability Inclusion Profiler

Employer Self-Assessment Tool

Welcome to the 23-Item Disability Inclusion Profiler (DIP-23). This tool was developed to identify characteristics and effective disability inclusion practices related to the employment of people with disabilities.

The DIP is composed of 23 employer self-assessment questions and organized in two categories:

  • executive level disability inclusion practices
  • mid-level management and staff level practices

Each assessment question can be rated on a 4-point Likert scale.

An importance rating scale:

1 = Not important
2 = Somewhat important
3 = Important
4 = Very important

And an implementation scale:

1 = Not currently in implementation
2 = In planning for implementation
3 = Partial implementation
4 = Full implementation

Based on a combination of two rating scales: importance and implementation level, the assessment results outline employer disability inclusion priorities and considerations. The findings and recommendations can be used to improve the inclusion of people with disabilities in company inclusion and hiring practices.

The assessment also compares your results with companies of a similar size.

Disability Inclusion Profiler Assessment Tool

About the Development of the Disability Inclusion Profiler (DIP-23)

Four hundred sixty-six employers completed a demographic questionnaire and the Disability Inclusion Profiler.  The test specifications, the a priori categories, and items for the a priori categories were developed based on a comprehensive review of the demand-side employment literature, a focus group, and a Delphi study with employers to identify effective disability inclusion policies, procedures, and practices.


Chan, F., Tansey, T. N., Iwanaga, K., Bezyak, J., Wehman, P., Phillips, B. N., Strauser, D. R., & Anderson, C. (2021). Company Characteristics, Disability Inclusion Practices, and Employment of People with Disabilities in the Post COVID-19 Job Economy: A Cross Sectional Survey Study. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation31(3), 463 473. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-020-09941-8