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
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- Transform organizational culture
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Robert David Hall sees more opportunities for actors with disabilities thanks to the ‘Look Closer’ campaign
Hall, who also had a nice career as a broadcaster and musician, said, “The car accident took both my legs but didn’t take away my abilities, nor my spirit or my creativity. I knew that I could contribute in a meaningful way, and so can 56 million Americans with disabilities. I see no reason why talented, hardworking people, who are viewed as ‘different’ should be kept out of the entertainment industry, or any industry for that matter.”
NOD Chairman Tom Ridge Receives AUCD Award for Leading the Way toward Inclusion and Opportunity for Americans with Disabilities
Honor Marks Second National Disability Award Gov. Ridge has Received this Month Washington, D.C. – (March 20, 2019) – The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) last night honored National Organization on Disability (NOD) Chairman Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania, with the AUCD Leadership for All […]
NOD Chairman Tom Ridge Receives Distinguished AAPD Leadership Award for Commitment to Disability Employment
Washington, D.C. – (March 13, 2019) –The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) has recognized National Organization on Disability (NOD) Chairman Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania, with the AAPD Leadership Award. Gov. Ridge was honored for his many years of distinguished service on behalf of the […]
Luke Visconti Who Suffered a Stroke Works on Behalf on People with Disabilities
“People with disabilities deserve the ability to go to work. They have plenty to contribute. From a pragmatic point of view, you get the best people when you select from the widest possible pool. We can increase the country’s GDP by having people work to the best of their ability,” said Luke Visconti, Vice Chair, NOD.
Statement on Walmart’s Employment of People with Disabilities from NOD President Carol Glazer
Corporate America needs to remember there are 20 million Americans with disabilities who are ready to work, and to contribute meaningfully to earn a paycheck.
Disability Groups Gather in Washington, D.C. for a Common Purpose
Today in our nation’s capital, the National Organization on Disability joins with a fifteen leading disability organizations from across the country to focus attention on the critical issue of employment for people with disabilities.Sponsored by United States Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and featuring special guests, NOD Chairman Tom Ridge and National Council on Disability Chairman Neil Romano, the gathering represents the third time these disability organizations have come together.
4 Ways to Expand Inclusion of People with Disabilities
“The most immediate challenge for many companies looking to advance disability inclusion is knowing where to start,” said Felicia Nurmsen, Managing Director of Employer Services at NOD. “A good first step is to establish your baseline, so you can prioritize goals, strategically allocate resources, and track year-over-year progress. One tool is NOD’s Disability Employment Tracker, which offers essential data to benchmark your employment practices and performance against other companies.”
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.