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 Urges Companies to Act Now & Advance Workforce Disability Inclusion Practices
“As our country continues to grapple with civil unrest and a global pandemic, the time is now for all companies to advance their disability inclusion practices and build a stronger more inclusive workforce,” said NOD President Carol Glazer. “Individuals with disabilities make up 20 percent of the U.S. population, the largest diversity group, and including them in hiring decisions increases a company’s talent pool exponentially. The 2021 Tracker is the only tool in the field providing a company with the data to improve their disability self-ID rates and workforce inclusion practices, as well as offering a deeper understanding of which key activities correlate to improved outcomes.”
NOD’s Chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge, Honors Dick Thornburgh
Gov. Tom Ridge, Chairman of the National Organization on Disability, remembers the life and legacy of Dick Thornburgh, the 41st governor of Pennsylvania, who passed away December 31, 2020. As Attorney General to President George H.W. Bush, Gov. Thornburgh played a significant role in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In Focus: ADA Brings People With Disabilities Into Public Life
“Before the ADA there were no curb cuts and people who had mental health or what was then called ‘mental retardation’ would be sent away to institutions. People with disabilities weren’t seen. They were out of sight, out of mind. One of the things the ADA did is, it brought people with disabilities into public life,” Carol explains.
In Focus: National Organization on Disability Discuss 30th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
Charles Catherine, Associate Director of Special Projects at the National Organization on Disability, discusses the NOD’s mission and explains how the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has personally impacted his life.
NOD Corporate Leadership Council Receives Exclusive Briefing on a Changing National Disability Agenda under the Biden-Harris Administration
“There is still so much work to be done to support and advocate for individuals with disabilities in our country, especially in light of the ongoing pandemic,” said NOD President Carol Glazer. “Disability inclusion is a bipartisan issue that impacts millions of Americans, and we applaud the new Administration for finally bringing issues that are affecting the disability community to the forefront. These types of exclusive priority briefings are only available to our Corporate Leadership Council members.”
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.
Fourteen Of The Nation’s Largest Disability Organizations Join Together To Encourage Disability Community To Vote On November 3rd
“People with disabilities form an increasingly large, powerful, and potentially decisive percentage of the electorate in key battleground states and across the country. A projected 38 million eligible voters have a disability and millions more live with someone who has a disability. Taken together, more than 25% of the American electorate may be motivated by issues affecting the disability community.”
VIDEO: PSEG’s CEO Celebrates the ADA at 30
To mark this historic milestone, Ralph Izzo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG), shares how his company is proud to support the goals of the ADA. That’s why PSEG is working to promote an accessible and inclusive workplace to create opportunities for employees with disabilities to thrive.