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Welcome to AskEARN’s new website. As we transition to our new site, you can still visit EARN’s previous site.

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.

  • A woman with a forearm crutch shakes hands with another person

    Hire

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

  • A man looks on as a young woman with Down syndrome makes a coffee drink in a cafe

    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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Accessibility Statement

Review EARN's access policy.

EARN is committed to providing an accessible site for all users, including people who use assistive technology. Our site is designed to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Pages are designed to work with the built-in text resizing features of your browser. For more information about customizing your computer or web browser, visit Tips for Customizing Your Computer written by the Web Accessibility Initiative.

Other Content Formats

In some cases, we provide content in formats other than a basic webpage. Examples include PDF and Microsoft Office formats such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint. If your computer does not have an appropriate viewer for these file types, please use the links below to learn more about downloading software that will help you open these files.

Social Media and Third-party Websites

Please note that while we make every effort to provide information accessible for all users, we cannot guarantee the accessibility of third-party websites to which we may link.

Testing and Feedback

The EARN website has been tested for usability and accessibility with a variety of assistive technologies and web browsers.  User testing was conducted by people with disabilities. We review the site periodically to ensure adherence to accessibility standards and best practices in web access.  We strive to continually improve the accessibility of the site. If you have an accessibility issue, or other feedback or questions about this site, please email askearn@cornell.edu.

WCAG 2.1 Level AA Conformance Statement

All web pages on AskEARN.org conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1, level AA. The specifications that this content relies upon are XHTML 1.0. The technologies that this content uses, but does not rely upon are: HTML5, WAI-ARIA 1.0, JavaScript, CSS, SVG, GIF, PNG and JPEG. Content was tested using a variety of user agents and assistive technologies.