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ADA Anniversary Highlights Progress, Barriers for People with Disabilities
The ADA “physically reshaped American communities by opening inaccessible spaces to people with disabilities,” Carol Glazer, president of the National Organization on Disability, said in a statement. And it made “disability a protected class and gave our community recourse within our legal system.”
Businesses Must Recognize the Importance of Flexibility for Caregivers | The COVID-19 Experience from the NOD Team
This really comes down to a matter of trust: employers need to realize work will get done, it just might not be between the hours of 9 to 5. And flexibility benefits employers — studies show employees who have a flexible schedule take less sick and vacation days, clock shorter breaks and get assignments done more quickly.
Global Technology Leaders Address Building an Accessible Workplace In the Midst of COVID-19 and Beyond
New York (June 17, 2020) – The National Organization on Disability (NOD) today hosted a webcast for its Corporate Leadership Council members entitled “Building Tomorrow’s Accessible Workplaces”. The webcast provided timely information to more than 500 participants about how accessible technology can create a more diverse and inclusive workplace for employees and customers. “The pandemic […]
PBS Newshour: NOD Chairman Gov. Tom Ridge and Actor Danny Woodburn Push for More Pandemic Support for American with Disabilities
Nearly one in four Americans lives with a disability. For some, that means a compromised immune system and greater risk for the coronavirus. Advocates are sounding the alarm that Congress needs to do more to help this population of society’s most vulnerable.
Living through the Pandemic with a Mental Health Disability | The COVID-19 Experience from the NOD Team
“After this unprecedented time ends, and life settles back into a new normal for all of us, more businesses must work to understand the importance of allowing people to be vulnerable. We all need to feel comfortable sharing details that allow us to receive the appropriate productivity tools we need to be successful.” – Felicia M. Nurmsen, Managing Director of Employer Services, NOD
The ADA at 30: Looking Back and Ahead
On July 26, 1990, Ghosh recalls, President Bush “spoke to the thousands assembled on the South Lawn of the White House, including many in attendance with disabilities, and proclaimed that the signing of the ADA ‘signals the end to the unjustified segregation and exclusion of persons with disabilities from the mainstream of American life.’ “The signing of the ADA physically reshaped American communities by opening inaccessible spaces to people with disabilities,” Ghosh says.
Actor Danny Woodburn Comments on Racial Discrimination and its Compounding Effects on on the Disability Community
NOD and actor Danny Woodburn, best known for his role on Seinfeld, are partnering to promote equality and inclusion for Americans with disabilities, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact our community at both an individual and collective level. In this interview, Danny began by acknowledging the widespread protests against racism and police violence sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and commented on how racial discrimination, like COVID-19, has also disproportionately impacted those with disabilities since the prevalence rate is highest for African Americans.
How COVID-19 Can Help Us Beat Impostor Syndrome | The COVID-19 Experience from the NOD Team
“The pandemic has made the world stand still; it forces us to show another side of our personality to our colleagues and will change tomorrow’s professional environment. When we leave the imposter idea behind, we have a chance to open up to our coworkers, be more vulnerable than we would otherwise be.”
Learning to Recognize and Talk About Mental Health Challenges | The COVID-19 Experience from the NOD Team
COVID-19, and its uncertainty, hurts my ability to find balance and causes confusion as we all try and adapt to a ‘new normal.’ For people like me who deal with mental health issues, it is particularly hard. If we work together, be patient and understand how to label symptoms and feelings, we can come out of this pandemic with a new way to look at mental health challenges.