In the midst of this far from perfect world, there is so very much to be grateful for. Today, I learned that Walgreens is actively seeking employees with disabilities for their new distribution centers. They have developed a site called Walgreens Outreach with accessibility in mind. Their goal is to have at least one-third of the distribution center workforce be employees with disabilities.

Listening to Randy Lewis, Senior VP of Logistics and Distribution, I instantly knew that this isn’t a marketing ploy. This is a man with a vision to help others. Talk about a win-win situation. He is opening doors for people to give them an opportunity to be productive and I predict that this will be a very wise business decision with an excellent return on investment.

And while I could play devil’s advocate by pointing out accessibility issues on their regular web site that might prevent these same applicants from having equal access to online services, instead, I’ll say this. “Awesome idea, Randy! I can’t wait to hear what you learn in this process and see the ripple effect within your own company as well as others.”

Because you see, with this many new employees coming in to Walgreens with disabilities, I bet the web team that built walgreensoutreach is already itching to make changes to walgreens.