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About EARN

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity by educating public- and private-sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures.

Getting Started

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

    Phases of Employment

  • Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

  • Hire

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

  • Retain

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

  • 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

Ensuring Accessibility in the Hiring Process

Ensure accessibility at each step of the hiring process

Ensuring that your organization is accessible for people with disabilities at every step of the employment process is an essential part of disability inclusion. 

Types of Accessibility

A disability-inclusive workplace is an accessible workplace. “Accessibility” is not only physical, such as wheelchair ramps, braille signage and accessible restrooms, but also digital, meaning that information and communication technology is accessible to all and/or compatible with assistive technology devices.

All employers should know how to create an accessible and welcoming workplace that is ready for people with disabilities to seamlessly enter as applicants and employees. 

Learn more about physical accessibilitytechnological accessibility and attitudinal awareness to ensure your workplace is accessible for all. For more information, visit the Be Tech Savvy: Accessible Information & Communication Technology section of EARN’s Inclusion@Work Framework. 

Accessible Interviews

Job interviews play a critical role in the hiring process, so ensure that whether in-person or virtual, your organization’s interviews are fully accessible for all candidates, including those with disabilities. To learn more about ensuring accessibility for interviews, visit Planning for Inclusive Hiring and Onboarding, or read EARN’s checklist on Accessible and Authentic Interviews for Candidates with Disabilities. For information on accessibility of virtual interviews, visit the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology’s (PEAT) website.

Phases of Employment

Recruit Hire Retain Advance

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