Mission

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) increases employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities. Our programs and services enable companies to realize the competitive advantages of hiring people with disabilities.

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EMPLOYMENT TRACKER™

Use our free assessment to benchmark your organization’s disability employment policies and practices against the 200+ companies in the pool. Your company will be eligible for the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal.

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LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Join NOD’s peer-to-peer executive network. Build relationships. Learn about effective practices. Access the latest data. Get one-on-one help from NOD’s inclusion experts. Become an employer of choice for people with disabilities. 

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SERVICES

Using data from the Tracker, NOD will help advance your hiring and inclusion efforts as your company moves along the Disability Employment Maturity Curve. 

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About

NOD board of directors includes corporate executives, HR professionals, technologists, thought leaders, and advocates. The Chairman of the board is former Pennsylvania Governor and America’s first Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge.

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NEWS & EVENTS

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Nov 23, 2021

NOD Appluads Biden’s Executive Order Barring Subminimum Wages for Individuals with Disabilities on Federal Contracts

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) applauds the final rule announcement by the U.S. Department of Labor to ensure that workers with disabilities performing work on or in connection with covered federal contracts cannot be paid subminimum wages. As our chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge, testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, it is discriminatory that any individual, or group of individuals, be paid less than minimum wage, a practice which is still allowed by Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. We are thrilled by this executive action, which ensures that individuals with disabilities can participate equally in the workforce. 

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Nov 3, 2021

In Return to Campuses, Students with Disabilities Fear They’re Being ‘Left Behind’

Many are having to press their universities for accommodations — or drop classes entirely Stephanie Lai | November 1st, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EDT Jessica Chaikof, 29, and her service dog, Jigg, are seen on campus at American University in D.C. on Oct. 19. Chaikof, who has Usher syndrome, is a master’s student in sociology. […]

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Oct 29, 2021

Is Your Business’s Online Job Search Process Accessible for People With Disabilities?

By Charles Catherine | Essential Accessibility Blog | October 28th, 2021     If you look around your neighborhood these days, chances are you will see a lot of “help wanted” signs dotting the business landscape. As we repeatedly hear, a labor shortage is gripping our nation and employers are struggling to find people wanting […]

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