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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Tips for Building Your Disability Friendly Brand: Key Takeaways from the NOD Corporate Leadership Council’s April Networking Luncheon
At the NOD Corporate Leadership Council’s April networking luncheon, EY, Charter Communications, and The Hershey Company shared how they have realized returns on their investments from branding their workplaces as disability friendly. Discover the key takeaways and insights from the event.
Revisiting the Pain of Mental Illness in America
In the wake of losing both Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, we revisit a blog written by NOD President Carol Glazer for The Huffington Post. As suicide rates continue to climb, the urgency to de-stigmatize mental illness and eliminate the barriers to asking and receiving treatment is all too clear.
NOD Welcomes Coca-Cola, General Motors & Hilton Executives to Esteemed Board of Directors
Ken Barrett, Global Chief Diversity Officer, General Motors; Andrew R. Davis, Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, The Coca-Cola Company; and Mike Gathright, Senior Vice President of Reservations and Customer Care, Hilton join civic and corporate leaders working to advance disability inclusion in the workforce.
Want Your Business to Succeed? Hire Moms. Hire Vets. Hire Boomers. Hire People With Disabilities. Here’s Why
NOD President Carol Glazer recommends that if a manager has a disability, he or she discuss it openly. “You can almost hear a sigh of relief go through the workforce when a senior leader discloses a disability,” she says.
Five Questions with Dr. Ronald Copeland of Kaiser Permanente on Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace
NOD asked Dr. Copeland five key questions to find out why employers shouldn’t overlook mental health in the workplace, how to reduce stigma and improve employee engagement, and what Kaiser Permanente is doing to build an inclusive culture.
Charter Communications Innovates Cutting Edge Products—By and For People with Disabilities
Yesterday, NOD President Carol Glazer joined Rhonda Crichlow, Charter’s Chief Diversity Officer, in a visit to their Accessible Product Development team. Peter Brown, Vice President of Design, shared the exciting product innovations that were produced by a team of skilled workers with disabilities.
NOD Attends DiversityInc’s Top 50 Gala
DiversityInc’s gala dinner announcing the Top 50 Companies for Diversity featured a new element, courtesy of their CEO Luke Visconti. In addition to recognizing the numbers of women and racial and ethnic minorities in senior positions, he referenced the disability practices for many in the Top 50.
5 Things Anyone With a Physical Disability Should Know Before Applying to a Job
“For the 57 million Americans living with disabilities, the largest barriers to employment usually stem from stigma about what individuals with disabilities can achieve and contribute to the workforce. Despite an increasing number of people with disabilities entering the workforce, these pay disparities persist as another ‘face’ of these stereotypes, and they result in discrimination that devalues the work and contributions of people with disabilities.”
Willing and able: Disabled workers prove their value in tight labor market
With the low 4.1% unemployment rate making it tougher for employers to hire and retain workers, more are bringing on Americans with disabilities who had long struggled to find jobs. “There’s a growing cadre of companies that look at people with disabilities as an untapped talent pool,” says Carol Glazer of the National Organization on Disability. “When people spend their entire lives solving problems in a world that wasn’t built for them, that’s an attribute that can be translated into high productivity in the workforce.”
Disability Rights Under Attack by Congress
Rights for Americans with disabilities are under attack in a bill disguised as reform of the Americans with Disabilities Act. “Everyone is just one bad day away from needing accessible options the #ADA requires to help them get around,” tweeted Sen. Tammy Duckworth.