The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. NOD focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 80-percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed.
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The National Organization on Disability is a leading resource for businesses seeking to access the talent pool of nearly 24 million working-age people with disabilities who are not employed. Our best-in-class Disability Employment Professional Services provide the tools and expert guidance to:
- Attract and retain talent
- Develop accessible and inclusive workplaces
- Transform organizational culture
Our in-depth Disability Inclusion Accelerator™ provides a data-rich view of where you are in your disability inclusion journey–and an action plan to advance your efforts.
Looking Back at NOD’s Annual Forum | “Shifting the Talent Paradigm: Inclusive Cultures for a Modern Workforce”
WATCH! More than 200 diversity and inclusion leaders attended NOD’s Annual Forum exploring the best change management tactics that corporate leaders can deploy to create a more diverse and inclusive culture. Senior managers heard from executives and experts on the most effect tools and tactics to create an inclusive culture, as well as the leadership skills and personal attributes needed to lead a culture change.
Just Released: NOD’s Report to the Field
Discover how we’re making an impact for Americans with disabilities in our newly released Report to the Field. Covering highlights from NOD’s innovative disability employment programs, discover our milestones and achievements in this newly released report.
Celebrate the 2019 International Day of People With Disabilities
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (IDPWD): Since 1945, the United Nations (UN) has outlined and reiterated its commitment to calling for the creation of inclusive, accessible and sustainable societies and communities – most notably with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Over time, the UN has honed its focus […]
NOD Chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge, Presents to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Tom Ridge, NOD Chairman and former Pennsylvania Governor, presented to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the need to abolish subminimum wages for Americans with disabilities.
NOD Remembers Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson, a Visionary and Social Justice Champion
NOD honors the life and legacy of Bernard J. Tyson, a tireless advocate for equality, who helped shaped the future of healthcare, during his 30-year tenure at Kaiser Permanente. Tyson became a leading voice for the African-American community and used his platform to champion social justice for minorities, including people with disabilities. By enthusiastically embracing diversity, Kaiser Permanente built an inclusive workforce that fueled a culture of innovation.
Victory for disability advocates: Supreme Court won’t hear Domino’s Pizza accessibility case
By Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY | Published 9:56 p.m. ET Oct. 7, 2019 The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to not hear Domino’s petition on whether its website is accessible to the disabled is considered a loss for the pizza giant and a win for disability advocates. The case was one of a long list of those the Supreme […]
Wall Street Journal Quotes NOD’s Howard Green On Power of Eye Tracking Technology
Doctors Look to Eye-Tracking to Improve Care Startups are using technology that follows the movement of the eye to diagnose nearsightedness and help people with disabilities. David M. Ewalt From the Wall Street Journal For Pat Quinn, eye-tracking technology is a lifeline to the world. Mr. Quinn, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is […]
Darren Walker Receives First Annual Alan Reich Award
On September 26th, 2019, NOD presented Darren Walker with the first annual Alan Reich Award, recognizing a leader who has demonstrated commitment and excellence in the area of disability inclusion. Mr. Walker’s selection was based on his stewardship of the Ford Foundation’s nascent disability inclusion investment program, and his co-creation, with Richard Besser of the […]
Supreme Court allows blind people to sue retailers if their websites are not accessible
From the Los Angeles Times By DAVID G. SAVAGES | STAFF WRITER OCT. 7, 2019 Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for blind people to sue Domino’s Pizza and other retailers if their websites are not accessible. In a potentially far-reaching move, the justices turned down an appeal from […]
Workforce Inclusion and Talent: Changing the Disability Paradigm with Carol Glazer of the National Organization on Disability
In 2018, the unemployment rate for those with a disability was more than twice the rate of those without. How can employers build a more inclusive workforce? Carol Glazer, President of the National Organization on Disability, discusses efforts to ensure people with disabilities live a well-rounded life, including access to meaningful employment.