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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Lawsuits Soar over Inaccessible Websites
“Disability inclusion is at an early stage in its evolution,” says Felicia Nurmsen, managing director of employers services at NOD. “Companies that build accessible websites to help court talent with disabilities will improve the overall employee experience.”
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…
U.S. Companies Eager to Hire Talent with Disabilities, but Struggling to Attract New Employees
As the ADA anniversary approaches, NOD released findings from its corporate assessment, the Disability Employment Tracker™. Among the aggregate findings is evidence that more companies want to diversify their workforce by hiring talent with disabilities, but many are struggling to attract new employees who identify as having disabilities.
Maintaining Stability A Tough Job For Single Mother On Disability
“In some aspects, it can be an irrational decision to accept a job offer when you’re having to walk away from those benefits,” Carol Glazer, NOD President said.There are state and federal programs that try to help people connect with employers who will take on workers with disabilities. But depending on what kind of federal help you’ve been getting, keeping on top of all the requirements can be a challenge.
Invisible Disabilities the Subject of NOD Corporate Leadership Council Meeting
The event challenged attendees to think about how people tend to leave a part of themselves at home when they come to work, and how difficult it might be for employees with ‘invisible disabilities’ to” come out” at work. “None of us have a single identity”, NOD President Carol Glazer remarked. The emotional weight of carrying a hidden identity can be overwhelming and letting it go can “free up emotional real estate”. Eric Mitchell of AT&T brought up the many opportunities employees have to be authentic at work, including within those discussions in their ERGs.