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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.

  • 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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Resource Library

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Be Tech Savvy: Accessible Information & Communication Technology

Accessible information and communication technology (ICT) ensures your applicants and employees are fully included across all phases of employment.  

10 Tips for an Accessible Website

Are your websites and digital tools usable by everyone?

Creating an Accessible and Welcoming Workplace

Learn more about all of the elements of accessibility in the workplace.

Physical Accessibility

Physical accessibility ensures equal access in the workplace.  

Technological Accessibility

Technology accessibility is an important component of disability inclusion.  

Ensuring Accessibility in the Recruitment Process

Assess your workplace to ensure its doors, including virtual doors, are open to all applicants.

Inclusive Recruitment: Applicable Laws and Regulations

Learn about federal laws and regulations that impact recruitment activities.


Employer Profiles

EY: Embedding Accessibility throughout the Enterprise

Employer Case Study: Ensuring digital access for all is important at EY.

Starbucks: Brewing Inclusion through Innovation

Employer Case Study: Learn why inclusion is a core value of Starbucks.


Events

Digital Accessibility: Driving Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

Webinar explores technological challenges that can impact job candidates and employees 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. 

The ADA @ 31: A Conversation with Bobby Silverstein and Susan Mazrui

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. 

Federal Agency Recruiting and Outreach: The Role of Accessible Online Content

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

Telework In Action: A Disability Inclusion Practice Whose Time Has Arrived

Learn how to ensure your organization's telework policies and procedures are accessible and inclusive for all employees, including those with disabilities.


Publications

10 Tips for an Accessible Website (Fact sheet)

Are your websites and digital tools usable by everyone?

Accessible and Authentic Interviews Checklist

Use this checklist to ensure your organization's interview process is accessible for all candidates, including those with disabilities. An accessible and inclusive interview process is an essential part of ensuring people with disabilities are included in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) efforts. 

Use of Artificial Intelligence to Facilitate Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Learn about the use of AI as an effective tool to make it easier to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities. 

EARN and PEAT Planning Accessible ERG Events Fact Sheet

Learn how to ensure access for all to your employee resource groups. 

Talking About Inclusion@Work Discussion Guide: Be Tech Savvy: Accessible Information and Communication Technology

Learn about the role of accessible ICT plays in disability inclusion.

The ADA @ 31: A Review of Emerging Implementation Issues Policy Guide

This guide explores emerging implementation issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including COVID-19 health and safety plans, telework, digital accessibility, the “gig” economy, artificial intelligence, voluntary affirmative action, centralized accommodation programs and more. 

EARN and PEAT Checklist for Employers: Facilitating the Hiring of People with Disabilities Through the Use of eRecruiting Screening Systems, Including AI

Use this checklist to evaluate your organization's contracts with vendors who provide eRecruiting screening tools.