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.
Take our free survey to assess your organization’s current disability employment policies and practices and receive a benchmarking Scorecard and leading practices. Be recognized for your company’s exemplary performance and earn the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal™.
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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.
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.
These are the leading disability employers in 2019
These employers are dedicated to disability inclusion and recognize the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities. October 1, 2019 | Lily Martis, Monster contributor While October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, unemployment for adults with disabilities is an epidemic in the workforce that’s seen all year, every year. The unemployment rate for workers with […]
ABC Interview: Actor Danny Woodburn Advocates for People with Disabilities
Actor and disability advocate Danny Woodburn joined “Let’s Talk Live,” a Washington, D.C.-based morning show on the ABC Network, to tell share how the National Organization on Disability is recognizing 59 organizations for their outstanding hiring and employment practices for people with disabilities.
“It was phenomenal!” Danny Woodburn, who hosted NOD’s Leading Disability Employers Dinner said. “The purpose of the dinner was to acknowledge, recognize those companies—59 to be exact—with outstanding records for the hiring and the employment of people with disabilities.”
NOD Announces the 2019 ‘Leading Disability Employers’
– The National Organization on Disability (NOD) today announced fifty-nine organizations that have been named 2019 NOD Leading Disability Employers™. Now in its fourth year, the NOD Leading Disability Employer seal recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities.
Steering the Winds of Change: A Summit on Leadership in Business, Academia, the Military, and Government
Event also featured actors and disability advocates Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld) and Robert David Hall (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation). More than 200 diversity and inclusion leaders from companies around the country gathered at the National Organization on Disability’s (NOD) Annual Forum and Dinner, entitled Shifting the Talent Paradigm: Inclusive Culture for a Modern Workforce. Sponsored by Lead Partners PwC and Spectrum, the all-day forum explored the best change management tactics that corporate leaders can deploy to create a more diverse and inclusive culture.