AARP’s Vision A society in which all people live with dignity and purpose, and fulfill their goals and dreams. AARP’s Mission AARP enhances the quality of life for all as we age. We champion positive social change and deliver value through advocacy, information and service. AARP’s Motto “To serve, not to be served.”
Agilitech Solutions is a web accessibility company. We provide a simple, automated solution for Section 508 / Web accessibility compliance using a single line of code on your site with little to no additional programming required. Our solution lives in the cloud and automatically transforms the website to conform with 508 and WCAG 2.0 AA standards. Our solutions operates in a virtual layer above your site to correct accessibility errors and enhance web accessibility features.
American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. American Airlines is dedicated to providing a positive travel experience for all customers. For our customers with special needs, special assistance coordinators are available to help with medical or special-assistance related items needed for travel. When customers needing assistance book on aa.com they can select “special assistance required.” At that time customers can request wheelchair assistance, mobility assistance and note they are traveling with medical equipment or a service animal. A special assistance coordinator will contact those customers approximately 48 hours before flight to confirm details and ensure the customer has everything they need for a safe and great experience. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at http://Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.
AudioEye is a marketplace leader providing unparalleled Web Accessibility solutions for our clients’ customers through our Ally Platform Products. Our technology is advancing accessibility with leading edge, patented solutions that eliminate barriers, provide equal access, and enhance the user experience for all individuals with diverse abilities. In addition, our solutions provide organizations with the ability to comply with internationally accepted Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and with Section 508 Standards for Electronic and Information Technology.
Our mission is to make the web more usable for the broadest possible audience. We also seek to increase awareness of assistive technology and web accessibility. We do this by creating cutting-edge technology that is easy to implement and use.
For more than 80 years, Baxter has been committed to saving and sustaining lives and has shaped medicine as we know it today with breakthroughs in Sterile IV solutions, kidney dialysis therapies and more as a leader in the healthcare industry. With more than 50,000 employees worldwide, Baxter services patients in more than 100 countries.
Baxter is committed to the development and inclusion of diverse businesses (small, minority, women, LGBT, disabled and veteran owned businesses) in its sourcing and procurement decisions. Baxter embraces supplier diversity and value sound partnerships within all areas of the supply chain.
How to Register and become a supplier?
Please register at http://www.baxter.com/partners-suppliers/suppliers/new.page
At Bender Consulting Services, Inc. our mission is to recruit and hire people with disabilities for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors.
As the economy is continuing its recovery, and employment numbers are increasing, an overwhelming 13 million Americans with disabilities remain unemployed. Since 1995, Bender Consulting Services has worked to solve these critical social and business issues by providing employers with reliable talent, and giving well-trained individuals with disabilities the chance to display their abilities and enhance their lives through solid careers. To date, Bender Consulting Services has placed individuals with disabilities in major organizations such as CSC, Highmark, Bayer Corporation, Anthem, Inc. and many federal agencies. These individuals have expertise in information technology, finance/accounting, engineering, human resources, mathematics, biology and other professional areas.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Bender Consulting Services also has a strong presence across the United States and in Canada through its sister company, Bender Consulting Services of Canada.
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. We all work together to do amazing things.
In more than 65 countries, you’ll find our people working on advances like remarkable aircraft comprised mostly of composite materials. Versatile and powerful jet fighters and rotorcraft that explore new uses of technology. Aircraft powered by hydrogen and biofuels, and even blended wing body and hybrid-electric aircraft.
At Boeing, we value the skills, strengths and perspectives of every member of our team. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.
For more information, visit: http://boeing.com/careers/
Boston Scientific Corporation is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. Our mission is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.
Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – it drives everything we do. We work every day to deliver innovative medicines for patients with serious and life-threatening diseases.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a differentiated company, led by our unique BioPharma strategy that leverages the reach and resources of a major pharma company paired with the entrepreneurial spirit and agility of a biotech firm.
Our medicines are helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis. Through our R&D organization, we have built a sustainable pipeline of potential therapies and partner with external innovation to broaden and accelerate our work.
We work sustainably, responsibly and seek to give back. Through the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, we promote health equity and strive to improve health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases and conditions, giving new hope to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Caption First has been in business since 1989 and is a pioneer in the field of CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) and captioning. We have extensive experience providing realtime captioning in employment, classroom, workshop, conference, television and webcast situations. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to non-profits, government agencies, universities, and associations, to name but a few. Caption First also provides transcription, time-coding, and captioning of audio, video, and webcast files. Our services are provided around the world every day of the year. • Caption First is certified as a disability-owned business enterprise (DOBE®), as a woman-owned small business (WOSB), and as a woman-owned business enterprise (WBE). • We have been in business for 26 years. • All captioners are certified by the National Court Reporters Association. • Our captioners produce a minimum of 180 words per minute while maintaining 98% accuracy or better. o In fact, most of our captioners produce in excess of 200 words per minute with 99% accuracy in most topics. • We take your confidentiality seriously. • Enhanced Security services available. • Our technical support team is available around the clock, every day of the year. You can find out more about Caption First at www.captionfirst.com. Contact us at 800-825-5234 or email@example.com.
The CIA is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological, and military environment. At CIA, our paramount goal is to protect the national security of the United States. Virtually any job you can imagine is available at the CIA. Add your abilities to our mission. View our available career opportunities, student programs, and learn about the application process by visiting cia.gov/careers.
Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a free benchmarking tool for USBLN partners that provides a confidential opportunity to receive an objective score on disability inclusion policies and practices. It’s an aspirational, educational, recognition tool that helps identify opportunities for continued improvement and helps establish a reputation as an employer of choice. The DEI is a joint initiative with the American Association of People with Disabilities.
Learn more about the DEI by visiting the DEI Website.
We value transparency, learn more about the DEI survey questions.
Deloitte is the home of tens of thousands of dedicated professionals throughout the world who collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients. We make impact in the world.
Deque Systems is a leading provider of web and mobile accessibility software and services. Our mission is digital equality, and the Deque team consists of leaders and innovators in accessibility and testing tools development. We strive to provide practical accessibility solutions that reflect real-world development environments, and we work with a broad range of clients to not only fix their inaccessible content but to integrate accessibility into their existing design and development processes through the use of automation and training. Not sure about your site’s accessibility? Check it with aXe: www.deque.com/aXe
Discover Technologies has been positively contributing to improve the way workers who are blind and visually impaired collaborate with peers via SharePoint for 4 years. Our company was established in 2010,is located in the greater Washington, DC area and employs 125 people. This is our third year participating in and exhibiting at USBLN conferences. Stop by our booth and ask about our new licensing options!
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity. We educate public and private sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures, and we empower them to become leaders in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities.
EARN is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy under a cooperative agreement with The Viscardi Center.
What exactly does EARN do for employers? We support them in their efforts to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified individuals with disabilities. Here’s how:
Education and Resources: This website—AskEARN.org—is the initiative’s online hub, serving as a centralized source of employer-focused tools, resources and publications on disability inclusion. Check out our easy-to-navigate information on a wide range of topics, from recruiting qualified job candidates to tax incentives for hiring people with disabilities.
In-Person and Online Training: EARN is your gateway to free training on the latest disability inclusion topics. Take advantage of our interactive webinars, download free training resources to share with your staff, or request a customized, in-person training delivered by an EARN expert. Topics include, but are not limited to: disability etiquette, interviewing job candidates with disabilities and reasonable accommodations. (EARN webinars frequently offer HRCI credits for attendance!)
One-on-One Technical Assistance: EARN also provides one-on-one online consultations with disability employment experts. We’ll answer your questions about your specific situation and connect you with local resources that can help you source and support job candidates with disabilities. Rest assured that all inquiries are confidential; no contact information is shared with any outside entity.
News and Information: EARN makes it easy to stay up to date on the latest disability employment news and information. Subscribe to our e-newsletter and e-blasts, follow us on social media, and visit our home page to learn about upcoming events, developing news and promising practices in the world of disability diversity and inclusion.
Research and Exemplary Practices: Behind the scenes, EARN is busy researching disability inclusion issues and gathering exemplary policies and practices from employers who are getting it right. This research informs the tools and resources we bring to you through AskEARN.org and ensures that we bring you the latest, most effective technical assistance.
Learn more at AskEARN.org
Feel Good, Inc. provides portable TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) units offering wide variety of benefits, including alleviating back, nerve and diabetic pain and migraines. Our units can also improve circulation, sleep patterns and have been shown to decrease the use of pain relievers that can cause negative side effects.
GettingHired, an Allegis Group Company, is a recruitment solution dedicated to helping inclusive employers hire professional individuals and veterans with disabilities. It’s important for organizations to recognize that diversity in hiring does not simply mean a focus on gender and ethnicity. We connect skilled professionals to inclusive employers and advocacy organizations in the private and non-profit sectors, giving our employers direct access to the untapped labor pool of people with disabilities. We provide employers with a full-service solution for attracting, recruiting, hiring and retaining the talent they need to meet their goals while also complying with OFCCP regulations. We provide job seekers with a fully-accessible career portal and connections to various employment resources. As an industry leader in connecting employers to individuals with disabilities, GettingHired understands the challenge employers face to build an inclusive strategy as well as individuals with disabilities face to find employment. We are dedicated to face these challenges as your ally in building a thriving and inclusive workplace by providing consultation, resources and solutions. Let us connect you with a professional community of job seekers with disabilities to help your business flourish.
Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Learn more about our Google Small Business Supplier Diversity Program at google.com/supplierdiversity.
The Great Lakes ADA Center’s mission is to increase awareness and knowledge with the ultimate goal of achieving voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is accomplished within targeted audiences through provision of customized training, expert assistance, and dissemination of information developed by various sources, including the federal agencies responsible for enforcement of the ADA. We are not an enforcement or regulatory agency, but a helpful resource supporting the ADA‘s mission to “make it possible for everyone with a disability to live a life of freedom and equality.”
The Center provides information, materials, technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Topics addressed includes the non-discrimination requirements in employment, the obligations of state and local governments and business to ensure that programs, services and activities are readily accessible to and useable by people with disabilities.
The Great Lakes ADA Center’s Accessible Technology Initiative, encourages incorporation of accessible information technology in K-12 and post secondary school settings. Accessible Information Technology incorporates the principles of universal design so that people with a wide range of abilities and disabilities can access information disseminated electronically.
The Great Lakes ADA Center’s service area is designated as Region 5 and is a member of the ADA National Network which is comprised of 10 regional centers funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, Rehabilitation and Research (NIDILRR), a division of the Administration for the Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The six states within the region served by the Center include: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.We have established ADA Affiliates in each state that represent the business community, government agencies, disability rights groups, and other interested parties. The Great Lakes Affiliates enhance the Center’s mission of voluntary compliance of the ADA utilizing local resources to provide trainings, technical assistance, and engage in capacity building around the ADA in the state.
Founded in 2011, inQUEST seeks to drive new and innovative thinking and solutions in the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) space. We do this by bringing together a collective of thought leaders with years of experience working with clients in complex, dynamic environments— from start-ups to large global organizations. inQUEST core service offerings fall into three areas: (1) strategy, (2) infrastructure and (3) training and development.
The SpecialCareSM program, developed by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company , provides access to information and resources to families with dependents, of any age, who have a disability. The program’s holistic approach involves a person with special needs’ network of advisors, including a Special Care Planner or other financial professional that specializes in working with special needs. Our mission is to help educate families and caregivers of people with special needs about the importance and steps in creating a life care plan to help provide a secure financial future. For more information about Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its SpecialCareSM program, please visit www.massmutual.com/specialcare.
Merck is a pharmaceutical company whose vision is to make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. Merck is proud to be a member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, a recipient of the NBIC Best of the Best Award two years in a row, and a WBENC Top Corporation for Women Owned Business!
Microsoft is committed to creating and delivering technology that empowers people of all abilities. We know that people interact with our products in diverse ways. So, we’re working hard to ensure our products are designed with accessibility in mind and provide a great user experience for everyone.
For more information, please visit our website: http://microsoft.com/accessibility and be sure to stop by Coquina North Ballroom to see presentations about the accessibility work being done throughout Microsoft.
National Braille Press is a non-profit organization that promotes braille as literacy for the blind and visually impaired community. We strive to create fair advantages for the blind community by producing print material into braille and large print formats.
Novartis focuses its business on three divisions with innovation power and global scale: pharmaceuticals (Novartis Pharmaceuticals), eye care (Alcon) and generics (Sandoz). These three divisions are supported by our research organization, the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) , and a centralized services group, Novartis Business Services, to facilitate collaboration across our divisions, and drive efficiency and productivity gains. www.supplierdiversity.novartis.com
For more than 160 years, we have been committed to providing our clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. We are proud of our longstanding history of supporting not only our customers but also our communities, employees and shareholders
The Poses Family Foundation (PFF) is a New York City–based philanthropic foundation founded by Nancy and Fred Poses. With interests in five areas, PFF puts its greatest focus on learning and attention issues. To create long-term, scalable impact, PFF provides strategic analysis, pro bono advising, incubation of large-scale initiatives and multi-year funding.
Believing in the power of collaboration to drive greater and faster progress, PFF works together with other foundations and nonprofits to encourage cross-field thinking and collective action. Disciplined and mission-driven for big impact, PFF is also nimble enough to act fast and support smaller “passion projects” with unique potential.
About Our Company –Prudential Financial
Helping people and businesses worldwide with their insurance and financial needs
With operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America, we provide customers with a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. We strive to create long-term value for our stakeholders through strong business fundamentals, consistent with our mission guided by our vision and directed by our company’s core values.
Doing Business the Right Way
Serving customers, employees and communities in a highly ethical way
We measure our long-term success on our ability to deliver value for shareholders, meet customer needs, attract and develop the best talent in our industry, offer an inclusive work environment where employees can develop to their full potential and give back to the communities where we live and work. We are committed to keeping our promises and doing business the right way.
Diversity and Inclusion: The Power of People
At Prudential, we strongly believe that talent comes in every color, gender, origin, religion, sexual orientation, and physical capability imaginable. For this reason, we actively seek out employees, vendors, and business associates from a deep and diverse pool of accomplished professionals eager to build on Prudential’s respected name in the financial services industry. What’s more, we strive to make Prudential an employer of choice through initiatives that support, inform, develop, and increase the awareness and sensitivity of our current workforce. Through these efforts-which also extend to our surrounding communities-we honor the power of people.
Purple Communications is a leading provider of Video Relay Services (VRS) that enable deaf and hearing individuals to easily communicate with each other. Purple utilizes multiple VRS delivery platforms including TV monitors, desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Purple’s portfolio includes telephone captioning services, text relay services, on-site interpreting services and Video Relay Interpreting (VRI). For more information, visit PurpleVRS.com.
Established in 1995, Rangam Consultants Inc., headquartered in Somerset, NJ is a high-performing global diverse supplier of enterprise-wide staffing services located in North America, UK, and Asia Pacific. We specialize in IT, Clinical, Scientific, Healthcare, Engineering, Sales, Finance, Administrative, and Business Professional. Rangam is a certified WMBE that has consistently grown year-over-year while establishing a history of providing exceptional service to clients. We pride ourselves for developing a culture of inclusion and collaboration through innovation in education and employment. Our expert workforce and cutting-edge technology solutions allow Rangam to rapidly serve large clients on a global scale. We offer you: Workforce Staffing Solutions and Partnership, Expertise, Diversity and Inclusion Employment Strategies and Technology Development Expertise.
Expanding the Diversity of your organization? Discover the value of hiring interns or graduates from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology –successful, career-oriented, technical professionals from all over the United States majoring in STEM disciplines. We train excellent candidates for your employment needs in the fields of business, computing, engineering, science, graphic arts and liberal arts. Visit our booth to meet representatives of our Center on Employment. Find out about our college, our award-winning employer workshop, Working Together: Deaf and Hearing People, and other services for employers. Website: www.rit.edu/ntid/coops/jobs. Contact John Macko at firstname.lastname@example.org (585-475-6726) or Shyrl Scalice at email@example.com (585-475-6883)
SourceAmerica offers business solutions you’ll feel good about. Through our network of nonprofits, we supply products and services that meet the strictest quality standards, all at a competitive price. We match government and commercial contracts for work with nonprofits that employ a dedicated workforce to get the job done—people with significant disabilities.
SourceAmerica connects the dots.
Sprint Accessibility provides communication products and services for customers who are deaf or have a hearing, vision, cognitive, speech or mobility disability. Sprint Accessibility is committed to reducing or removing barriers by enabling equipment, software, and services for our customers, either directly or in combination with assistive technology in order to enhance people’s everyday lives. Sprint Accessibility programs include, but are not limited to, Sprint IP Relay, Sprint CapTel (Captioned Telephone), wireless Sprint Relay Store, wireless Sprint Vision Store, and Video Customer Service (VCS) for customers who use American Sign Language (ASL). For a list of accessible solutions, features and recommended devices, please visit www.sprint.com/accessibility or www.sprintrelay.com.
Strada provides a wide range of accommodation services for employees and customers that reduce or eliminate communication barriers. Our nationwide network means we are ready to help you wherever you are. Our on-site and remote services include: Sign Language InterpretingCaptioning Assistive Listening Devices Alternate Format Text Web Accessibility Not sure what will work in YOUR situation? Call and talk to one of our knowledgeable staff. We have experience supporting others just like you. We are constantly on the lookout for how we can make a difference for executives and managers seeking solutions for employees or customers and believe in presenting options without bias. We provide robust support so you can choose the most appropriate and cost effective accommodation. Proudly serving the United States & Canada Strada Communication, Inc. www.stradagize.com Phone: (866) 758-0194 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For over 20 years, Symplicity has created solutions to help government offices, corporate businesses and institutions of higher education effectively streamline their manual processes and better accommodate their employees. With Symplicity solutions, your office can automate, simplify and track the approval and delivery of accommodations with one user-friendly tool. Symplicity increases your office’s efficiency while enabling your employees to thrive.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is a leading global pharmaceutical company that delivers high-quality, patient-centric healthcare solutions used by approximately 200 million patients in 100 markets every day.
Headquartered in Israel, Teva is the world’s largest generic medicines producer, leveraging its portfolio of more than 1,800 molecules to produce a wide range of generic products in nearly every therapeutic area. In specialty medicines, Teva has the world-leading innovative treatment for multiple sclerosis as well as late-stage development programs for other disorders of the central nervous system, including movement disorders, migraine, pain and neurodegenerative conditions, as well as a broad portfolio of respiratory products. Teva is leveraging its generics and specialty capabilities in order to seek new ways of addressing unmet patient needs by combining drug development with devices, services and technologies.
Teva is committed to building a diverse supplier base that reflects our patient and customer base. Teva’s supplier diversity program provides opportunities for the following qualified businesses: Minority Business Enterprise, Women Business Enterprise, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Business Enterprises, Disabled-Owned Business Enterprises, Veteran & Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, Small Business Enterprises and HUBZoneBusinesses. For additional information about our program or eligibility requirements, please contact email@example.com
Texthelp believes that everyone shares a fundamental need to be understood by others, and language is our passport to academic, social and professional success. This is what drives Texthelp to create smart, easy-to-use support technologies that enable young people and adults to read and write with confidence and to develop digital skills in multiple languages. Texthelp works with leading technology companies including Google and Microsoft, and works closely together with many of the world’s major educational publishers to provide bespoke literacy support solutions to classrooms worldwide. Texthelp’s world leading assistive and language learning software is used daily by students and educators in schools, colleges and universities worldwide. Our digital inclusion software continues to be used by public, private and voluntary organisations worldwide to promote equality and diversity and personal empowerment – whilst increasing efficiencies and reducing costs. Customers include: US Senate, US Courts, Library of Congress and CitiGroup.
The Arc@Work is leading the way in developing innovative workforce solutions for the government and private sector by connecting employers with talented employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities and supporting the recruitment, on-boarding, and retention process. Our goal is to connect organizations with people and services that increase the diversity, productivity, and quality of their overall workforce. Our Scope and Reach: The Arc@Work is able to leverage over 670 chapters across 49 states and the District of Columbia and to tap into the knowledge base of 140,000 members. Our Depth of Knowledge and Experience: The Arc@Work has over 15 years of workforce development experience and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and solutions to successful workforce integration.
The ISM Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum is proud to support small and diverse suppliers Forum members are dedicated to: ■ Driving Business Results through Innovation, Agility, and Performance Excellence ■ Mentoring and Developing Small and Diverse Suppliers ■ Inclusive Procurement within the Pharmaceutical Industry ■ Sharing Best and Next Practices in Supplier Diversity
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free national service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, US Department of Labor, that offers expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN’s trusted consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online.
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Today, the National Organization on Disability focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 80-percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD works with leading employers and partners with educational and philanthropic institutions to pilot innovative approaches to disability inclusion, then scales these up into initiatives with even broader impact. We are proud to have helped some of the world’s most recognized brands be more competitive by building or enriching their disability inclusion programs.
The NET (National Employment Team) is a team of VR Business Consultants providing support and talent to business across the country. The Talent Acquisition Portal (TAP) is a national pool of candidates with disabilities supported by the NET/VR.
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. ODEP was authorized by Congress in the Department of Labor’s FY 2001 appropriation. Recognizing the need for a national policy to ensure that people with disabilities are fully integrated into the 21st Century workforce, the Secretary of Labor delegated authority and assigned responsibility to the Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy. ODEP is a sub-cabinet level policy agency in the Department of Labor. ODEP’s mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities. To fulfill this mission, ODEP promotes the adoption and implementation of ODEP policy strategies and effective practices — meaning those that ODEP has developed and/or validated — that will impact the employment of people with disabilities. ODEP’s approach is to drive systems and practice changes by disseminating ODEP policy strategies and effective practices, sharing information, and providing technical assistance to government agencies, service providers and non-governmental entities, as well as public and private employers. Through these activities, ODEP contributes to the achievement of: DOL’s Strategic Goal 3: Promote fair and high quality work-life environments and Strategic Objective 3.1: Breakdown barriers to fair and diverse workplaces and narrow income inequality.
The Sierra Group’s award-winning family of services enables independence and employment for people with disabilities across America. As a national authority on Disability and Employment policy for business, we weave our 25-year history of providing assistive technology accommodation solutions for companies into our training, consulting and certification services. Additionally, we run the leading national Job Board, RecruitDisability.org . Based on customer demand, we’ve launched our fastest growing service, the online Disability Recruiter Certification tool. This enables thousands of businesses to improve recruitment and compliance. “Together we are DRIVING up Employment for Americans with Disabilities, including Veterans”.
The US Business Leadership Network is a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace. The USBLN serves as the collective voice of nearly 50 Business Leadership Network affiliates across the United States, representing more than 5,000 businesses. Additionally, the USBLN Disability Supplier Diversity Program (DSDP) is the nation’s leading third party certification program for disability-owned businesses, including businesses owned by service-disabled veterans.
VFO™ is the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, representing Freedom Scientific, Optelec, and Ai Squared brands. With our solutions, we enable users to gain an education, obtain employment, succeed in professional careers, and live independently throughout their lives. Our commitment to providing solutions extends to our Enterprise Compliance Division, where we provide many services to help your company or organization support the needs of people with disabilities.
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial financial services through 8,700 locations, 13,000 ATMs, online (wellsfargo.com), and mobile devices.