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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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.
HR’s Guide to Interacting with Employees of All Abilities
To deal with these biases [around disability], it’s best to take a three-pronged approach, Nursmen recommended. “Recognize your own bias. Focus on people. And increase your exposure to bias,” she said. “What’s most important is that we ask the right questions and that we’re having the right conversations.”
NOD’s ‘Look Closer’ Campaign Featured in NYC Taxi Cabs and Bus Shelters
NOD’s Look Closer public-awareness campaign to be featured in New York City taxi cabs and on 50 bus shelters across the city, as part of a partnership with the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD). In addition, Look Closer campaign PSAs that urge U.S. employers and job recruiters to think differently about people with disabilities when they seek to add new talent are running on New York City Public Access and Taxi TV.
Webinar Recording: A Look Inside 2019 Disability Employment Tracker + Leading Disability Employer Seal
Watch the recorded webinar to take a deep dive into the 2019 Tracker, NOD’s free and confidential corporate assessment. You’ll learn about benchmarking your company’s performance against all other participants, how to become a 2019 NOD Leading Disability Employer™, and how to qualify for the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity.
NOD Remembers Kaitlin Geraghty
In the time Kaitlin worked with NOD, she left a profound impact on our team and partners. Her work ethic, constant optimism, and tireless spirit made NOD a better place to work, and her memory lives on here, as well as with her family and friends, to whom she meant so very much.
Job Horizons Widen for Those with Disabilities
“We’re still only scratching the surface when it comes to looking at people with disabilities, not for their weaknesses and their deficits and their inabilities, but rather for their strengths and their talents,” says Carol Glazer of the National Organization on Disability in New York.
NOD and Coalition of Allied Organizations Discuss Disability Employment Agenda with Department of Labor Secretary
NOD Chairman Gov. Tom Ridge and National Council on Disability Chairman Neil Romano briefed DOL Secretary Alexander Acosta on coalition members’ key priorities to advance integrated and competitive employment for the disability community.
Use ’Transformative Contrasting’ to Guide Your Ideas through Gridlock
The National Organization on Disability have adopted a new approach to achieving new goals. They’ve worked to help the business community understand that the organization isn’t there to force tradeoffs that increase cost. Rather, the organization’s members are there to help business leaders recruit from a pool of employees that you’ve never had access to, and, that way, strengthen their businesses business. The results — and progress — have been immediate.
Ridge Recalls Friendship with George H.W. Bush
“Men and women with disabilities are sometimes the best and most effective employees (companies) have. That probably doesn’t surprise you, does it?” Gov. Tom Ridge asked President George H.W. Bush in a 2015 interview. “No,” Bush replied. “Just so they get a chance. That’s the main thing.”
Gov. Tom Ridge Recalls President Bush’s Work for Americans with Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act was “one of the most important things he did as president,” Gov. Tom Ridge said in an interview as he spoke to the group veterans with disabilities in the U.S. Captiol where President George H.W. Bush is lying in state.
CNN: Gov. Tom Ridge Remembers President George H.W. Bush’s Commitment to Disability Inclusion
In a 2015 conversation, President Bush remarked that signing the Americans with Disabilities Act, an historic civil rights legislation, was “something I’m very proud of, perhaps proudest of when I was president.”