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Nov 23, 2021
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NOD Appluads Biden’s Executive Order Barring Subminimum Wages for Individuals with Disabilities on Federal Contracts

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) applauds the final rule announcement by the U.S. Department of Labor to ensure that workers with disabilities performing work on or in connection with covered federal contracts cannot be paid subminimum wages. As our chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge, testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, it is discriminatory that any individual, or group of individuals, be paid less than minimum wage, a practice which is still allowed by Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. We are thrilled by this executive action, which ensures that individuals with disabilities can participate equally in the workforce. 

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Nov 3, 2021
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In Return to Campuses, Students with Disabilities Fear They’re Being ‘Left Behind’

Many are having to press their universities for accommodations — or drop classes entirely Stephanie Lai | November 1st, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EDT Jessica Chaikof, 29, and her service dog, Jigg, are seen on campus at American University in D.C. on Oct. 19. Chaikof, who has Usher syndrome, is a master’s student in sociology. […]

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Oct 29, 2021

Is Your Business’s Online Job Search Process Accessible for People With Disabilities?

By Charles Catherine | Essential Accessibility Blog | October 28th, 2021     If you look around your neighborhood these days, chances are you will see a lot of “help wanted” signs dotting the business landscape. As we repeatedly hear, a labor shortage is gripping our nation and employers are struggling to find people wanting […]

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Oct 28, 2021
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Are We Beginning to Narrow the Gap on Disability Inclusion in the Workplace?

By Carol Glazor, President of NOD   After decades of seeing no real change, something finally may be shifting, and more people with disabilities are finding jobs. NOD’s 2021 Employment Tracker shows that the percentage of new hires with disabilities among major employers is increasing. While the numbers are still too low, it is more […]

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Oct 26, 2021
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Are You Ready To Challenge Your Accessibility Assumptions?

By Tamar Savir | Medium, October 25th, 2021 We kicked off the #NoMouseVMware challenge this week, inviting employees to navigate a website or a tool for 30 minutes using only the keyboard. Not everyone relies on a mouse or a trackpad when using their computers. The general “cat” population may be surprised to know there […]

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