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About EARN

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) offers information and resources to help employers recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; build inclusive workplace cultures; and meet diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals. 

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Getting Started

Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities — and how EARN’s resources can help.

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    Phases of Employment

  • A man in a wheelchair looks at his phone while waiting for an interview

    Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

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    Hire

    Identify people who have the skills and attributes for the job.

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    Retain

    Keep talented employees with disabilities, including those who acquire them on the job.

  • Image of a woman illustrating how to perform a task to a man with down's syndrome.

    Advance

    Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.

News & Events

EARN makes it easy to stay up-to-date on disability employment news and information. Start by subscribing to our e-blasts and monthly e-newsletter, which will connect you to upcoming events, developing news and promising practices in the world of disability diversity and inclusion. And don’t forget to follow EARN on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

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Federal Agency Recruiting and Outreach: The Role of Accessible Online Content

This webinar explores the important role accessible online content plays in federal disability recruiting and outreach efforts.

Establishing a talent pipeline of qualified individuals with disabilities is important for federal employers to ensure that they can meet their human capital needs now and in the future. A key component of creating this pipeline is ensuring that your agency’s online systems and content are accessible to your targeted hiring populations.

On March 18, 2020, EARN hosted a webinar to explore Section 508 standards that govern accessibility of federal information and communications technology (ICT), including what these standards address and why they are important for outreach and recruitment. Guest presenters reviewed what makes online content accessible to job seekers with disabilities and shared practical examples federal agencies can use to ensure recruitment and outreach efforts are accessible for all job seekers with disabilities.

Presenters

  • Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, US Access Board
  • Corinne Weible, Co-Director, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)
  • Moderated by Kathleen Lee, EARN Compliance, Technical Assistance, and Training Specialist