Sep 27, 2018

2018 Leading Disability Employer Seal

52 Organizations Recognized for their Exemplary Disability Hiring and Employment Practices

Falls Church, VA (September 25, 2018) – The National Organization on Disability (NOD) today announced fifty-two organizations that have been named 2018 NOD Leading Disability Employers™. Now in its third year, the NOD Leading Disability Employer seal recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities. This annual recognition is designed to applaud those organizations that are leading the way in disability hiring and to encourage additional companies to tap into the many benefits of hiring talent with disabilities, including strong consumer preference for companies that employ individuals with disabilities and greater employee engagement across the workforce.

The winning organizations were announced at NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council Annual Forum, New Frontiers in Disability Employment, hosted by national partners, Northrop Grumman and PwC, with sponsorship support from Kaiser Permanente.

“Employers are looking for untapped talent pools in this global economy, and people with disabilities are that new pipeline,” said NOD Chairman Governor Tom Ridge. “People with disabilities spend their lives persisting through setbacks, solving problems, and finding creative routes around obstacles. They are a rich supply of talent, at a time when talent is at a premium.”

“For more than 35 years the National Organization on Disability has served as a bridge builder to the world of employment and independence for the 57 million Americans with disabilities. We help America put ability to work.  And so do this year’s NOD Leading Disability Employers.  We thank those companies for their commitment to building a disability inclusive workforce.”

The 2018 NOD Leading Disability Employers:

View the winners’ video and learn more.

Accenture Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
of New Jersey
Pacific Gas and Electric
Aetna Humana Procter & Gamble
Anthem Idaho National Laboratory Project HIRED
AT&T Intel Corporation Prudential Financial
Bath Veterans Affairs
Medical Center
JetBlue PwC
The Boeing Company Kaiser Permanente Rockwell Collins
Capital One Kennedy Krieger Institute SourceAmerica
Comcast NBCUniversal Lockheed Martin Stratton Veterans Affairs
Medical Center
Cox Communications L’Oréal USA Sunflower Bakery
The Dow Chemical Company Marriott International Syracuse Veterans Affairs
Medical Center
DTE Energy Mayo Clinic TD Bank
DXC Technology Merck T-Mobile
Eli Lilly and Company Moffitt Cancer Center U.S. Bank
EY New Editions Consulting The Viscardi Center
General Motors Northrop Grumman Wells Fargo & Company
The Hartford National Security Agency  
The Hershey Company Old National Bank  


The NOD Leading Disability Employer seal is awarded based on data furnished by companies in response to the NOD Disability Employment Tracker™, a free and confidential assessment that benchmarks companies’ disability inclusion programs in the following areas:

  • Climate & Culture
  • People Practices
  • Talent Sourcing
  • Workplace & Technology
  • Strategy & Metrics

While the Tracker is confidential, organizations may opt to be considered for the NOD Leading Disability Employer seal. Responses are scored, taking into account both disability employment practices and performance. Scoring prioritizes practices that are associated with increased disability employment outcomes over time, and companies receive additional points based on the percentage of people with disabilities in their workforce.

To be considered for the 2019 NOD Leading Disability Employer seal, companies must complete the Disability Employment Tracker during the qualifying window.

The Disability Employment Tracker™ was developed by NOD, in partnership with the National Business and Disability Council (NBDC).

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