Workplace Access and Inclusion Resources

Workplace Culture

  • Creating a Workplace Culture of ACCESS – JAN
    Training Materials and Power Points for NMBLN’s 5th Annual Employer Training Disability at Work: Creating a Workplace Culture of ACCESS Sponsored by the New Mexico Business Leadership Network, JAN, and the Southwest ADA Center.
  • Disability Equality Index
    The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a national, transparent, annual benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to receive an objective score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, on their disability inclusion policies and practices.
  • Employer Toolkit
    This project, funded by a five-year grant from the U.S Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), sets out scientifically rigorous and evidence-based methods to develop, identify, and evaluate employment demand-side models.
  • Inclusion@Work
    Inclusion@Work provides a path. Developed with input from a range of employers with exemplary track records in disability employment, it outlines seven core components of a disability-inclusive workplace, along with a menu of strategies for achieving them.
  • National Center on Workforce and Disability (NCWD)
    The National Center on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) provides training, technical assistance, policy analysis, and information to improve access for all in the workforce development system.
  • Return on Disability Group
    Our Mission TRANSLATE DIFFERENT INTO VALUE.™ To build the resources that instigate change through new and different actions for Customers globally. The Return on Disability Group provides data, strategy, process, and new offers that allow companies, governments and investors to act on disability in ways that add value to many types of shareholders. 
  • Workplace Accessibility | Work Without Limits
    The Become an Employer of Choice Toolkit has everything you need to succeed from a “Basics for Business” Handbook to specialized sections on re-entry for military veterans, disability in an aging workforce, creating an inclusive corporate brand, and more. Access a wealth of resources including links to disability service provider agencies, and guidelines on providing reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Learn from companies that already practice full inclusion in the workplace and the marketplace.
  • 2015 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey (PDF)
    The Kessler Foundation Employment Survey is the first national survey to examine the workplace experiences of people with disabilities and identify successful strategies that people with disabilities have used to find and maintain employment.
  • U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy
    The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.

Recruiting and Hiring

  • DeafTec for Employers
    In these pages DeafTEC provides employers like you with resources you can use to attract, interview, and hire deaf and hard-of-hearing employees, and successfully integrate them into your workplace.
  • Co-developed with Harvard Extension School, this course gives hiring managers and recruiters the tools they need to attract, interview and onboard a diverse team, including candidates with disabilities.
  • 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey: Supervisor Perspectives (PDF)
    The Survey explored the workplace experiences of supervisors, who are uniquely positioned to assess the processes and practices used by American employers to recruit and hire, onboard and train, and retain and accommodate employees with and without disabilities.

ADA, Accommodations & Employment

  • ADA National Network | Information, Guidance and Training on the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Through its ten regional centers, the ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Our services are tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels. Read our success stories.
  • ADA Title 1 – Employment Resources | ada.gov
    ADA resources specific to employment.
  • JAN – Job Accommodation Network
    The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
  • Disability & HR: Articles, checklists, & glossary on disability and HR for HR professionals
    This site contains articles, checklists, a glossary, and links to useful disability resources to help Human Resource (HR) professionals accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • How disabilities are changing big business – YouTube
    After decades as a niche market the disabled have become a driving force in technology and a giant inspiration for innovation.
  • WorkRERC
    The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Workplace Accommodations identifies, develops and promotes new assistive and universally designed technologies that maximize independence and participation of people with disabilities in the workplace.

Digital and Technology Access in the Workplace