Disability Inclusion in Employment

Attendees, including Judith Heumann, gather around a table at a meeting of the Presidents’ Council.

This list includes a line-up of robust free resources that employers and human resources (HR) professionals can visit for guidance on disability-inclusive best practices for all phases of the employment process, from recruitment to onboarding.

Frameworks for Organizational Disability Inclusion

Disability Inclusion Blueprint
If your workplace is just starting out on the disability inclusion journey, the Disability Inclusion Blueprint is a helpful starting point. The National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center developed this resource to spark thinking and creativity to drive strategy to better market to, employ and serve the disability market.

The Guide for Disability Inclusion
As your company begins its disability inclusion and employment initiative, The Guide for Disability Inclusion from Workplace Initiative can help guide you through the process. It provides a path to develop a framework for creating a disability inclusion program and tailoring it to your organization’s needs.

Accessible e-Recruiting

If your online recruitment platforms are not accessible and usable for all people, including job seekers with disabilities, you might be missing out on top talent. TalentWorks, a resource from the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT), offers a wealth of information on actionable steps that employers and HR professional can take to ensure their eRecruiting technologies are accessible.

Recruiting, Hiring, and Retention

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) For employers seeking guidance on recruiting, hiring, retaining and advancing individuals with disabilities, EARN is a great website to bookmark. It is a hub that provides tools, resources, and publications to help employers tap the benefits of disability diversity and inclusion.

Disability Accommodations

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
For employers and HR professionals, JAN is a go-to resource for expert, confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. The website offers a wealth of information to help employers capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

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