Workplace Access and Inclusion Resources

Workplace Culture

  • 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.
  • The JAN Workplace Accommodation Toolkit
    JAN’s Workplace Accommodation Toolkit is a free, comprehensive online resource for employers seeking to move beyond basic compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to create more disability-inclusive workplaces.
  • 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
    This site offers an extensive list of Work Without Limits resources along with a comprehensive listing of external resources all focused on disability inclusion, working and public benefits, accommodations, and so much more. Check back regularly as this list is updated frequently.
  • 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

Digital and Technology Access in the Workplace

  • Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization
    This page is the first of five web pages covering the social, technical, financial, and legal and policy factors in the business case for Web accessibility. Each page presents different aspects of Web accessibility along with guidance on developing a customized business case.
  • Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)
    The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative promoting the employment, retention, and career advancement of people with disabilities through the development, adoption, and promotion of accessible technology.