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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.

  • 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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Webinar Archive

Explore EARN’s archive of webinars and accompanying materials, including a learning guide and links to related resources.

EARN Webinars

Disability-Inclusive Workplace Culture: Building it to Last (October 20, 2021)

This webinar explores how leading companies build and sustain disability-inclusive cultures.

Telework in Action: A Disability Inclusion Practice Whose Time Has Arrived (August 12, 2021)

Learn about providing accommodations remotely and ensuring accessibility of recruiting, onboarding, communication and training platforms.

The ADA @ 31: A Conversation with Bobby Silverstein and Susan Mazrui (July 29, 2021)

Learn about the role of the business and disability communities in securing enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and core principles of equal opportunity/nondiscrimination articulated in the legislation.  

Digital Accessibility: Driving Disability Inclusion in the Workplace (June 22, 2021)

EARN presented a discussion of technological challenges that have impacted people with disabilities and steps employers can take to evaluate and enhance their communication systems and training platforms to create workplaces where everyone has the tools needed for success.

Getting Ahead of the Curve: Ensuring Safe, Healthy and Inclusive Workplaces During the COVID-19 Recovery (April 30, 2021)

This webinar explores ways employers can ensure safe and healthy workplaces for all workers, including those with disabilities, during the COVID-19 recovery. 

The ADA at Work: Considerations for COVID-19 (April 1, 2021)

This webinar discusses balancing guidance on COVID-19 containment from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace (March 11, 2021)

Listen as EARN and Merck share strategies to cultivate a culture of resilience and wellness throughout your organization.

Celebrating ADA30: A Discussion on Youth Employment (July 24, 2020)

During this webinar, young adults who came of age after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (called the “ADA Generation”) participated in a panel discussion about their experiences in the workplace and offered ideas for best practices employers can use to attract young people with disabilities.

Increasing Disability Inclusion: Centralized Accommodation Programs as a Best Practice (May 5, 2020)

This webinar shares resources and information to help businesses of all sizes develop and support Centralized Accommodation Programs (CAPs).

Federal Agency Recruiting and Outreach: The Role of Accessible Online Content (March 18, 2020)

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

Rise Up and Be Counted: Strategies to Increase Self-Identification (January 16, 2020)

This webinar explores the importance of self-identification as a method for measuring the impact of workplace disability inclusion efforts.