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.
Five Questions with Alicia “AJ” Petross of The Hershey Company
Alicia “AJ” Petross is a leader in diversity and inclusion. As Senior Director Global Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, and Engagement at The Hershey Company, AJ has a track record of success in building trust throughout the organization and leading new and exciting approaches to diversity and inclusion. Because of Hershey’s exemplary employment practices for people […]
National Organization on Disability Announces Winners of 2017 Leading Disability Employer Seal
45 organizations recognized for demonstrating exemplary disability hiring and employment practices. This annual recognition is designed to applaud those organizations that are leading the way in disability hiring and to encourage additional companies to tap into the many benefits of hiring talent with disabilities, including strong consumer preference for companies that employ individuals with disabilities and greater employee engagement across the workforce.
Different Abilities Pay Off
“Disability etiquette and awareness training to all staff, especially managers, leaders and recruiters, is especially useful for team members who may be unsure of how to act around a person with a disability,” NOD President Glazer says. “Such training can go a long way to remove the fear and stigma that otherwise might lead to inaction or alienation.”
ADA Anniversary Reminds Us There’s Much Work Still To Do
What’s worthy of note about this year’s ADA anniversary is that it falls on our anniversary. The National Organization on Disability turns 35 this year. NOD built our programs and our reputation in the 1980s, as the nationwide call for a new civil rights law to ensure the full equality of Americans with disabilities began to gain momentum….
New Analysis of U.S. Employers Reveals Five Common Attributes of Companies that Excel in Welcoming People with Disabilities into Workforce
The Tracker, which measured practices and outcomes of more than 175 companies that together employ 2.4 million American workers, reveals that companies with a higher than average representation of people with disabilities (4% or greater) share five key inclusion practices in common…..
Five Questions with Michele Meyer-Shipp of Prudential Financial
Michele Meyer-Shipp is a diversity leader, who’s built a track record of success by using D&I strategies to drive business results at Prudential Financial. NOD recently sat down with Michele to find out what drives her passion for workplace inclusion—and learn more about her strategies for success….
ADA Lawsuits Spark Concerns over Job Website Accessibility
Technology that is not accessible to individuals with disabilities comes at a high cost to companies. With digital technology overtaking traditional newspaper job listings and hard copy applications as the main interface between businesses and job seekers, companies that adopt accessible hiring technologies can gain a competitive edge in courting talent with disabilities….
How Boston Can Help America’s College Grads with Disabilities Find Jobs | Blog by Carol Glazer + Kathleen A. Petkauskos
Together with local partners in Boston, including Work Without Limits, a program of UMass Medical School, and lead support from The Coca-Cola Foundation, we are launching Campus to Careers, a pilot program to get these talented young men and women with disabilities started in rewarding professional careers…