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Jan 11, 2021

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.”

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Jan 7, 2021

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.

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Jan 5, 2021

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.

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