Business Resources

Disability is the only minority people can join at any time. And yet, disability is often overlooked. For National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we are shedding light on the benefits of hiring people from this untapped labor pool.

People with disabilities live and work in our society. They just need to be given opportunities to succeed. 

We hope this resource list will help businesses start thinking about how to proactively include people with disabilities in their DEI efforts. We have also provided resources for people with disabilities to get the most out of their employment opportunities.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021 | U.S. Department of Labor

NDEAM is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy. This year’s theme, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources for Businesses

Companies Leading in Disability Inclusion Have Outperformed Peers, Accenture Research Finds

Disability inclusion is good for the national economy. The U.S. economy could get a boost of up to $25 billion if more people with disabilities were to join the labor force.

BENEFITS AND COSTS OF ACCOMMODATION

The cost for employers to accommodate a disabled employee is nominal.

  • 56% of accommodations cost nothing
  • 39% of accommodations had a one-time cost

Of those that experienced a one-time cost, the average cost was just $500.

ADA Guide for Employers and Businesses

The purpose of this guide is to assist businesses and employers in locating resources and answers to questions on the ADA. Information is provided to assist employers in successful recruitment, hiring, and retention of individuals with disabilities. This guide also includes materials necessary to ensure that businesses have the information needed to better serve customers with disabilities.

Employers and the ADA: Myths and Facts

Being inclusive of people with disabilities — in recruitment, retention, promotion, and in providing an accessible environment — gives businesses a competitive edge. This resource describes some of the common myths about how the ADA affects employers and research and facts that negate them.

The ADA: Your Responsibilities as an Employer

This document provides basic information for employers on their responsibilities under the ADA.

Resources for People with Disabilities

Your Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability

This document provides basic explanations for the employment provisions of the ADA.

What is Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program?

If you have a disability and want to start working, Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program can help you reach your employment goals. The Ticket Program is a good fit for people who want to improve their earning potential and are committed to preparing for long-term success in the workforce. This blog post explains how this program can help you.

Services at Work | Assistive Technology Partnership

Whether you are a student or an employee, ATP can help you find resources and determine appropriate technology to help you be successful.

Nebraska VR

Nebraska VR helps people with disabilities prepare for, find, and keep jobs while helping businesses recruit, train, and retain employees with disabilities.

Tips For a Strong Job Interview

Finding employment can be a stressful process for anyone. Once you move past the initial application stage, you might be invited for an interview. If you’re blind or visually impaired, you could have several valid questions about this next step–and rightly so. The interview is the best opportunity you have to make a good first impression. Read on to find interview preparation tips.

Assistive technology in the workplace

After several interviews, you finally received some good news: a job offer. You gladly accept the position. You’ll need to think about the specific technology you’ll use to perform the tasks associated with your position. Check out this blog post for technology tips.

Videos

Check out how people with disabilities can succeed in the workplace with the proper tools and support!