News

Feb 9, 2022
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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.

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Jan 5, 2022
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Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge Gives First On-Camera Interview Since Suffering Stroke

December 28th, 2021 | Lori Burkholder, Anchor Watch the interview here He shared his journey following a health scare over the summer. “I’m getting better every day by increments. I can tell. I’m doing great. Fabulous. Better than I was a couple months ago, that’s for sure,” he said. In his first on-camera interview since […]

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Dec 10, 2021
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Gov. Tom Ridge Attends Funeral of Sen. Bob Dole; Salutes His Legacy on Disability Rights

Friday, December 10th 2021   Gov. Tom Ridge, chairman of the National Organization on Disability, was in attendance today at the funeral of former U.S. Senator Bob Dole at the National Cathedral in Washington. “Any discussion about the opportunities that exist today for people with disabilities in America must include the heroic contributions of my […]

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Dec 8, 2021
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NOD Rallies for Companies to Commit to More Diverse and Inclusive Workforces in 2022

Annual Employment Tracker Reveals an Increase in Hiring People with Disabilities, While Self-ID Rates Decrease   NEW YORK (December 8, 2021) – The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is encouraging all companies to look closer at the 80-percent of working age Americans with disabilities who are not employed and to make disability inclusion part of their […]

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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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Events

Jul 21, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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.

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Jul 27, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Workplace Mental Health: Effective Practices

Learn the most effective practices to foster a corporate culture that is inclusive of individuals with mental health disabilities. 

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Aug 11, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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.

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Aug 25, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm

ERG/BRG Networking & Learning

As Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Business Resource Groups (BRGs), and Diversity Councils become increasingly integral to the employee experience, how do we maximize the value of these groups in the workplace—both for employers and employees?

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Sep 29, 2022 2:30pm - 8pm
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NOD 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.

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Dec 1, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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. 

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