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
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Telework Is an Opportunity for Americans, Including People with Disabilities | Blog by NOD President Carol Glazer
Because of COVID-19, we are truly immersed in a forced experiment of telework: working from home by using electronic devices and Internet communications. This is something that people with disabilities have known for some time: with the proper work accommodations at home, employees can be successful. In some respects there is frustration as they see employees getting the kinds of tools and equipment they have said for years would allow them to be valuable assets to businesses.
Living with a Visual Disability during the Coronavirus Pandemic | Blog by NOD’s Charles Catherine
I’m only 31 years old, but I have already dealt with my own finitude, I lost my sight about 10 years ago. Around 57 million Americans live with a disability, that’s about 20 percent of the population. But even during this crisis, people with disabilities still get out of bed and move through life despite new and unpredictable threats to our health. In many ways, to us, nothing has changed.
Response to COVID-19/Coronavirus
The National Organization on Disability is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19/Coronavirus. During this time, we remain committed to ensuring the well-being of everyone in our community and are therefore taking immediate measures to safeguard all our clients, funders, partners and staff members.
Key Strategies For Boosting Disability Recruiting
When it comes to college recruiting, there are several common missteps or “missed steps” that employers commonly make in terms of recruiting students with disabilities. Felicia Nurmsen, managing director of employer services for the National Organization on Disability (NOD), says the thing she hears most from employers is that they want to understand how to find this talent.
Looking Back at NOD’s Annual Forum | “Shifting the Talent Paradigm: Inclusive Cultures for a Modern Workforce”
WATCH! More than 200 diversity and inclusion leaders attended NOD’s Annual Forum exploring the best change management tactics that corporate leaders can deploy to create a more diverse and inclusive culture. Senior managers heard from executives and experts on the most effect tools and tactics to create an inclusive culture, as well as the leadership skills and personal attributes needed to lead a culture change.
Just Released: NOD’s Report to the Field
Discover how we’re making an impact for Americans with disabilities in our newly released Report to the Field. Covering highlights from NOD’s innovative disability employment programs, discover our milestones and achievements in this newly released report.
Celebrate the 2019 International Day of People With Disabilities
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (IDPWD): Since 1945, the United Nations (UN) has outlined and reiterated its commitment to calling for the creation of inclusive, accessible and sustainable societies and communities – most notably with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Over time, the UN has honed its focus […]
NOD Chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge, Presents to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Tom Ridge, NOD Chairman and former Pennsylvania Governor, presented to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the need to abolish subminimum wages for Americans with disabilities.
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 […]