The Cross Disability (XD) Employee Resource Group (ERG) was formed in 2009 from constituents of 10 different employee networks. The ERG represents employees with conditions such as hearing loss, blindness, visual impairments, ADD, mobility disabilities, and dyslexia.
The XD ERG enters into partnerships with nationwide associations, nonprofit organizations, and special interest groups to increase disability awareness, drive joint objectives, and help organizations in need.The XD ERG's partners include:
The XD ERG's goal is to enable employees at Microsoft to reach their full potential through inclusion, representation, and access to accommodations and in doing so, be the employer of choice for people with disabilities globally. The ERG's four key priorities in pursuit of this goal have a direct impact on Microsoft and its employees: