The National Organization on Disability (NOD) increases employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities. Our programs and services enable companies to realize the competitive advantages of hiring people with disabilities.
Use our free assessment to benchmark your organization’s disability employment policies and practices against the 200+ companies in the pool. Your company will be eligible for the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal™.
Join NOD’s peer-to-peer executive network. Build relationships. Learn about effective practices. Access the latest data. Get one-on-one help from NOD’s inclusion experts. Become an employer of choice for people with disabilities.
Using data from the Tracker, NOD will help advance your hiring and inclusion efforts as your company moves along the Disability Employment Maturity Curve.
NOD is a disabled woman-led organization whose staff and board include corporate executives, HR professionals, technologists, thought leaders, and advocates. The Chairman of the board is former Pennsylvania Governor and America’s first Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge.
NEWS & EVENTS
NOD CORPORATE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBERS SIGNIFICANTLY OUTPACE PEERS IN DISABILITY SELF-IDENTIFICATION RATES
Results from the NOD’s benchmarking assessment, the 2020 Disability Employment Tracker, show Council members routinely scoring high marks in all six inclusion categories, including climate & culture, talent sourcing, people practices, workplace & technology and veterans employment. In addition, Council members are showing they improved self-ID rates by 21% since 2018 versus compared to non-Council members who showed an increase of just 0.26% in the same period. Overall, members of NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council have 6% higher self-ID rates than their peers who are not members.
Op-Ed by Gov. Tom Ridge: Bridging the digital divide for students with disabilities
The unexpected shift to the remote workplace and classroom brought on by COVID-19 has left many families across the country with inequitable access to devices and technology infrastructure, a problem known as the digital divide. For students with disabilities, the digital divide is not only an issue of access to broadband and technological devices, but also about ensuring that the technology is inclusive for their needs.
The Time Is Now For Companies To Advance Their Workforce Disability Inclusion Practices
Aiming at making the Tracker an even more effective resource for companies in 2021, NOD partnered with Talmetrix, a national employee feedback, research and insights’ company. By utilizing recent market research, the two organizations created a dynamic benchmarking disability assessment tool that provides companies with the cutting-edge, outcome-based data metrics they need to build a more inclusive workforce which is proven to enhance innovation and increase engagement with employees and customers.