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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. 

Getting Started

Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; why workplace inclusion of people with disabilities matters; and how EARN’s resources can help.

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    Phases of Employment

  • A woman in a wheelchair shakes hands with a colleague

    Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

  • Two men work at repairing an engine.

    Hire

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

  • A woman with a disability wearing a helmet works in a factory

    Retain

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

  • A man uses sign language to communicate.

    Advance

    Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.

Dinah Cohen Learning Center

EARN’s Learning Center offers a wide range of training resources, including self-paced online courses.

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News & Events

EARN makes it easy to stay up-to-date on disability employment news and information. Start by subscribing to our monthly newsletter and eblasts, 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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About Dinah F.B. Cohen

EARN’s Learning Center is named in honor of Dinah Cohen, a leader in the disability and federal employment communities who passed away in March 2018. 

Dinah Cohen was committed to creating a more inclusive and accessible world for people with disabilities. As the first director of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP), a position she held for 23 years, Dinah helped provide assistive technology to thousands of federal employees. Dinah was responsible for the development, implementation and management of CAP, successfully growing it from a pilot program to the largest accommodation program in the federal sector. As a result of her dedication and hard work, Dinah received DoD’s Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service in 2014.

After her retirement from DoD, Dinah served as a consultant to EARN. In this role, she brought her passion for workplace inclusion and expertise in disability employment policy, accessibility and assistive technology to the team. In addition, Dinah was a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a trainer for the ADA Trainer/Leadership Network and a sought-after public speaker.

Dinah served on a variety of committees, commissions and task forces in both the private and public sector, including as a member of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition and the DC Metro Business Leadership Network’s (now Disability:IN DC Metro) Advisory Council.