NOD Appoints Goldman Sachs Chief Administrative Officer Ericka Leslie To Board Of Directors
“The National Organization on Disability welcomes Ericka and we look forward to being the beneficiary of her years of wisdom and experience,” said NOD Chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge. “This year marks the National Organization on Disability’s 40th anniversary. The disability rights landscape has changed dramatically since our founding in 1982 and we are proud of the great strides we have made in advancing our mission of putting individuals with disabilities to work. Building on that success will take talented individuals such as Ericka joining our ranks. Her experience and commitment to championing people with disabilities will help us continue to advance our mission of disability inclusion in the workplace.”READ MORE
Disclosing a Disability to an Employer: Your Rights
Elana Gross, Monster contributor | Wednesday, March 16th 2022 If you’re among the 12.7 percent of Americans that have a visible or invisible disability, you may have some questions about disclosing a disability to an employer in your resume, cover letter, or during the interview process—especially if you know you will need accommodations […]READ MORE
How Americans with Disabilities are Underrepresented as Managers and Professionals, in One Glaring Chart
Madison Hoff | Feb 28, 2022, 3:16 PM The Bureau of Labor Statistics released 2021 data about the employment situation of people with disabilities. Of employed people with disabilities, 36.5% work in management, professional, and related occupations. That is less than the share for employed people without disabilities working these jobs, at 42.7%. […]READ MORE
61 million American adults have a disability. Experts say an intentional approach to accommodations can help companies ensure these workers feel valued.
“People with disabilities have to navigate a world that is still largely built for and reinforced by nondisabled individuals and norms,” Moeena Das, the chief operating officer of the National Organization on Disability, told Insider.READ MORE
How Remote Work Has Made Working Accessible for Millions of People
NOD has worked on a Disability Employment Tracker for the past nine years, a free tool that tracks now close to 500 companies specifically to see how they’re progressing with their disability inclusion practice. The tracker internally focuses just on the workplace, and employment. Nurmsen said that it has shown progress in disability employment practices, including talent outcomes which measure the progression of disabled people in their careers.
“If we really don’t know where our people with disabilities are in the workplace and how we’re supporting them, then we really can’t say that we have a disability-inclusive culture,” Nurmsen said, highlighting the importance of the tracker.READ MORE
Inclusive and Accessible Businesses: What You Need to Know
In this webinar, we will discuss a practical approach to understanding and implementing accessibility in the workplace.READ MORE
Policy Matters: A Conversation with Senior Officials in the Biden Administration
During the 2021 ADA anniversary, President Joe Biden stated that his administration would ensure the “dignity and rights of disabled Americans are lifted up in every policy we pursue.” One year later, where do we stand? The discussion will focus on public policy issues that impact business the most.READ MORE
Workplace Mental Health: Employer Perspective
Learn from the companies leading the way in addressing mental health in the workplace.
This panel discussion will focus on mental health disabilities from the employer’s perspective, offering insight to other leaders on how to support mental illness in the workplace and work together to eliminate stigma.READ MORE
National Organization on Disability at 40 | Honoring the Past; Innovating the Future
Join us as we celebrate 40 years of NOD and the accomplishments of the disability rights movement; explore the future being built by ADA Generation innovators; and celebrate our longtime chairman Gov. Tom Ridge.READ MORE
Inclusive Work Trends in the COVID-Era: Diversity and Inclusion Opportunities in the New Normal
In this webinar, dig into the latest opportunities in the ‘new’ normal.READ MORE