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.
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.
Checklist for Employers: Facilitating the Hiring of People with Disabilities Through the Use of eRecruiting Screening Systems, Including AI
This checklist highlights questions and issues that leadership, human resources personnel, equal employment opportunity managers, and procurement officers entering into contracts with vendors regarding the content of eRecruiting (including artificial intelligence) screening tools should consider.
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.
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.