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.
#LookCloser Lights Up Times Square
NOD – in partnership with several of America’s leading companies – has launched a national public-awareness campaign urging employers and recruiters to consider the tenacity and perseverance people with disabilities offer when hiring new talent.
New Frontiers: NOD Corporate Leadership Council Annual Forum + 2018 Leading Disability Employers Dinner
September 25, 2018, Falls Church, VA – NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council Annual Forum, New Frontiers in Disability Employment, featured special guests, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actor Robert David Hall, Northrop Grumman CEO Wesley Bush, DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti and NOD Chairman Gov. Tom Ridge. Representatives from dozens of companies joined the evening gala to applaud the […]
NOD ANNOUNCES THE 2018 ‘LEADING DISABILITY EMPLOYERS’
Now in its third year, the NOD Leading Disability Employer seal recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities. Find out the 2018 winners!
Campus to Careers’ Job Fair Attracts a Crowd of Hiring Employers and Students with Disabilities in Boston
On September 17, 2018, NOD’s innovative pilot Campus to Careers, in partnership with Work Without Limits, hosted a career fair with over 25 hiring employers and attracting dozens of students with disabilities. Held at The NonProfit Center in downtown Boston, MA, college students and graduates with disabilities had an opportunity to network with major employers […]
Lawsuits Soar over Inaccessible Websites
The number of website-accessibility lawsuits this year may surpass those in 2017 by 30 percent. By: Carol Patton | August 14, 2018 Employers are getting slammed with more Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits this year, mainly due to a rise in suits regarding non-ADA-compliant business websites. Seyfarth Shaw recently completed its mid-year analysis of ADA Title III lawsuits, projecting […]
How To Have A Meaningful Conversation About Disability At Work
If you have a disability, you very quickly come to understand that it is an issue most people don’t open up about at work. Hiding a disability does colleagues a disservice, too. Truth is, every time someone speaks up for people with disabilities in the workplace, particularly if they have lived experience, it has the potential to build trust, empathy, and engagement.
How Google has stepped up its efforts to makes its own tech more accessible to the disabled
“Disability is still so stigmatized that disabled people often face the ‘tyranny of low expectations,’ where less is expected of them,” says Carol Glazer, president of the National Organization on Disability (NOD). “But you can’t just assume that people with disabilities are sitting at home in front of their computers — they’re out and about in the community.”
Let’s Stop Cheating the Disabled
Many Americans with disabilities without job prospects end up in sheltered workshops, places that legally perpetuate segregation by isolating workers with disabilities and, for over 140,000 Americans, by paying far less than minimum wage—as little as pennies per hour. Sheltered workshops are vestiges of a misguided time when people with disabilities were believed to need charity and seclusion. We now know both beliefs are incorrect.
NY1 Interview with Carol Glazer: Changing Attitudes Towards Workers with Disabilities
Spectrum News-NY1’s “In Focus with Cheryl Wills” takes a deep dive into the changing attitudes towards including employees with disabilities in the workplace. In a three-part interview, Carol Glazer, president of the National Organization on Disability, Victor Calise, commissioner, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and Edward R. Matthews, CEO of the ADAPT Community Network, dig into how companies can successfully onboard talent with disabilities.
The ADA: 28 Years of Opportunity Unrealized
On July 26, 1990, the president of the United States proclaimed that the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) “signals the end to the unjustified segregation and exclusion of persons with disabilities from the mainstream of American life.” The ADA has removed a great number of barriers for people with disabilities, but not all steps can be bridged with ramps, and not all walls toppled with hammers…