In 2017, more than 7 percent of Deutsche Telekom employees Group-wide were either disabled or have equivalent status. This number was higher than average compared to other private and public-sector employers and thus remained at a high level. In 2016 we introduced the "Living Diversity – Inclusion@DT" action plan. This plan helps implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and yielded initial success in 2017. Deutsche Telekom's good examples were honored with the first-time-ever bestowing of the Inclusion Award. As of September 2017, the town hall meetings and the HR Business Talk are being translated by sign language interpreters and transmitted live throughout the company on an additional channel.