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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.

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    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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Training Courses: Strategies for Disability Inclusion

Explore EARN's self-paced courses on the Inclusion@Work Framework.

Developed with input from a range of employers with exemplary track records in disability employment, EARN’s Inclusion@Work Framework outlines seven core components of a disability-inclusive workplace, along with a menu of strategies for achieving them. This series of courses offers trainings on the following segments of the Inclusion@Work Framework. Each segment lasts 10-15 minutes and includes a quiz at the end of the course to test your knowledge

 

Lead the Way: Inclusive Business Culture

Take this short course to learn more about how you can establish an inclusive business culture.

Build the Pipeline: Outreach and Recruitment

Learn more about building a sustainable talent pipeline in this short course.

Hire (& Keep) the Best: Talent Acquisition & Retention Processes

Learn more about the policies and processes that facilitate hiring and retention in this short course.

Ensure Productivity: Reasonable Accommodations

Learn more about how accommodations can help ensure all of your employees are as productive as possible in this short course.

Communicate: External & Internal Communication of Company Policies and Practices

Learn how to ensure your company is using disability-inclusive messaging in this short course.

Be Tech Savvy: Accessible Information & Communication Technology

Learn how to make your ICT infrastructure accessible to your applicants, employees and customers.

Measure Success: Accountability & Self-identification

Learn more about how collecting metrics can help you measure the success of your disability inclusion efforts in this short course.

Additional Online Courses

Centralized Accommodation as a Best Practice

This short course will explain what a CAP is and how it can benefit your organization.