Communicate: External & Internal Communication of Company Policies & Practices
Learn about internal and external strategies to effectively communicate your organization's commitment to disability inclusion as a part of an overall strategy to meet your organization's diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals.
Lead the Way: Inclusive Business Culture
Establishing a disability-inclusive workplace culture requires commitment across the organization. Learn about strategies for including people with disabilities in your organizations diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) initiatives and plans.
Measure Success: Accountability & Self-Identification
Ensure effective implementation of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) initiatives by measuring outcomes.
Inclusion@Work: A Framework for Building a Disability-Inclusive Organization
Explore strategies for creating disability-inclusive workplace cultures and meeting your organization's diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals.
Negative attitudes and stereotypes about disability can hinder inclusion for all.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Learn how disability-focused employee groups can help support workplace inclusion.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
Find tips and resources to plan for and celebrate NDEAM.
Person First and Identity First Language
Learn more about the use of person first and identity first language when communicating about people with disabilities.
Creating an Accessible and Welcoming Workplace
Learn more about all of the elements of accessibility in the workplace.
Working Together: Ensuring People with Disabilities Feel Welcome and Included in the Workplace
Learn how to communicate and interact with people with disabilities in a respectful way.
Expressing a Commitment to Disability Inclusion
Learn about effective strategies for communicating your organization's commitment to disability inclusion as part of an overall strategy to meet your organization's DEIA goals.
Physical accessibility ensures equal access in the workplace.
Stay at Work/Return to Work
Learn how employers can use stay at work/return to work programs as a retention strategy.
Technology accessibility is an important component of disability inclusion.
Ensure Productivity: Reasonable Accommodations
Learn about a basic element of workplace inclusion.
Mental Health Toolkit
Explore resources for fostering a mentally healthy workplace.
Model Successful Programs
Learn more about effective workplace mental health programs.
Pillar 1: Build AWARENESS and a Supportive Culture
Learn about strategies for spreading awareness about mental health issues and ensuring a supportive workplace culture.
Pillar 2: Provide ACCOMMODATIONS to Employees
A variety of tools and resources exist to help employers support and accommodate their employees with mental health conditions.
Pillar 3: Offer Employee ASSISTANCE
Learn about resources to assist employees who have, or may develop, mental health conditions or substance use disorders.
Pillar 4: Ensure ACCESS to Treatment
The fourth pillar of the “4 A’s” is ensuring access to behavioral/mental health treatment.
Explore additional resources on workplace disability inclusion.
Disability Inclusion in Action: Federal Agency Promising Practices
Watch these videos to learn about strategies to support and advance disability inclusion in the federal workforce.
Disability Inclusion in the Workplace: Why It Matters
Learn about the importance of including people with disabilities in company DEIA plans and efforts.
Build the Pipeline: Outreach & Recruitment
Building a pipeline of applicants with disabilities is key to inclusive outreach and recruitment.
Neurodiversity Hiring Initiatives & Partnerships
Partnerships can help ensure a talent pipeline for neurodivergent candidates.
Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Neurodivergent workers bring many skills and talents to the workplace. Learn more in this toolkit.
Management, Peer Training and Mentoring
Train managers and peers to improve the workplace experiences of neurodivergent employees.
Inclusive Branding and Messaging
Communicate a commitment to inclusion across all of your recruitment materials.
Planning for Inclusive Hiring and Onboarding
Building a foundation for an inclusive environment from day one can help organizations of all sizes and in all industries meet their diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals.
Neurodiversity @ Work Employer Roundtable
Learn about organizations working together to identify promising practices for neurodiversity at work.
Employee Benefits of Neurodiversity
Learn how hiring neurodivergent workers can benefit all employees.
Organizational Benefits of Neurodiversity
Learn about the benefits of hiring neurodivergent employees.
Neurodiversity in the Workplace Resources
Learn more about neurodiversity in the workplace.
Understand the Issue: Mental Health in the Workplace
Explore the basics of mental health and work.
Create a Mental Health-Friendly Workplace
Explore resources for fostering a mentally healthy workplace.
Explore Resources on Workplace Mental Health
Find additional resources to help create a mental health-friendly workplace.
Include people with disabilities in the hiring process.
Building a disability-inclusive workforce starts with effective messaging, outreach and recruitment.
Disability inclusion is about more than hiring; it also means taking steps to retain the talents of valued employees with disabilities
Engaging Employers: A Guide for Disability and Workforce Development Service Providers
Learn how disability and workforce development service providers can work with employers to support employment of people with disabilities.
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.
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.
Hiring Strategies for Specific Sectors and Industries
Understand special considerations for federal contractors, federal agencies, state employers and small businesses for hiring people with disabilities.
Explore how work-based learning opportunities like internships and apprenticeships can help you build a diverse pipeline of talent.
Inclusive Retention: Applicable Laws & Regulations
Learn about federal laws and regulations that impact employee retention.
Accommodations and Retention
Learn about the role accommodations play in retaining employees with disabilities.
Creating Inclusive Workplaces
Explore strategies for fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture.
Inclusive Advancement: Applicable Laws & Regulations
Learn about federal laws and regulations that impact advancement activities.
Inclusive Hiring: Applicable Laws and Regulations
Learn about federal laws and regulations that impact the hiring process.
Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities—and how EARN’s resources can help.
Explore the full range of EARN publications by topic.
Self-Paced Trainings: Strategies for Disability Inclusion
Explore EARN's training series on disability inclusion in the workplace.
Federal Government Employment
Learn about building a disability-inclusive federal workforce.
Feedback plays a vital role in helping all employees, including those with disabilities, advance in their careers.
Section 503 Best Practices for Federal Contractors
Learn about strategies to help federal contractors meet their obligations under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and recruit, hire, advance and retain workers with disabilities.
Including Neurodivergent Workers: Evaluation
Neurodivergent employees, just like all employees, want to build skills and advance in their careers.
Including Neurodivergent Workers: Finding Neurodivergent Workers
A variety of organizations, agencies and programs are available to help employers source and hire neurodivergent workers.
Including Neurodivergent Workers: Job Descriptions and Interviewing
Ensuring that job descriptions and interview processes are inclusive can help attract skilled candidates, including neurodivergent workers.
Including Neurodivergent Workers: Workspace, Work Schedules and Other Accommodations
A supportive work environment can be helpful for all employees, including neurodivergent workers.
Ensure your organization’s onboarding processes are accessible and inclusive for employees with disabilities.
Sephora: Enabling a Workforce with Disabilities
Employer Case Study: Learn about cosmetics company Sephora's disability-focused hiring initiatives.
PepsiCo Video Case Studies
This video series highlights PepsiCo's work in creating an inclusive workplace, including addressing public safety and mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inclusion in Action: PepsiCo's You Belong Here Campaign Drives Disability Inclusion
Inclusion in Action Spotlight: Learn how PepsiCo's “You Belong Here” disability awareness campaign helps the company build a culture of inclusion and encourages employees with disabilities to self-identify.
PepsiCo: Winning with Diversity and Inclusion
Employer Case Study: Learn about PepsiCo's efforts to support employees with disabilities and caregivers.
CVS Health: Drafting a Playbook for Success
Employer Case Study: Learn how CVS Health's Abilities in Abundance program leverages partnerships to support its disability-focused hiring initiatives.
Comcast: Broadcasting the Benefits of Disability Inclusion
Employer Case Study: Learn about Comcast's disability inclusion efforts.
Disability Management Employer Coalition: Leveraging Remote Work to Support Workers During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Employer Case Study: Learn how DMEC's remote work policies support disability inclusion.
Microsoft: Preparing Recruiters to Interview Job Candidates with Disabilities
Employer Case Study: Learn why manager training is an important step in preparing for workplace disability inclusion efforts.
Best Buy: Powering Inclusion and Retention through Training
Employer Case Study: Learn how specialized training for managers and staff helped employees and customers on the autism spectrum feel welcome and included.
MetLife: Recruiting Interns with Disabilities Through Community Partnership
Employer Case Study: Find out about using internships to increase workplace diversity.
Federal Highway Administration: Promoting a Diverse and Inclusive Transportation Workforce through Internships
Employer Case Study: Find out how a summer internship program supports on-the-job training for students with disabilities.
EY: Embedding Accessibility throughout the Enterprise
Employer Case Study: Ensuring digital access for all is important at EY.
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company: Crafting Inclusion of Employees with Disabilities
Employer Case Study: Learn how a partnership helped a local brewing company meet its workforce needs.
Manpower: Building the Pipeline for a Disability-Inclusive Workplace
Employer Case Study: Learn how partnering with state and local agencies and community-based organizations lead to a more diverse talent pool for Manpower's clients.
TIAA Fruits of Employment Program: Reaping the Benefits of Disability Inclusion in the Agriculture Industry
Employer Case Study: Learn about an innovative program that helped TIAA diversify its workforce.
JPMorgan Chase: Driving Inclusion through On-the-Job Training
Employer Case Study: Find out how this leading financial institution is using a paid apprenticeship model to train and hire people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
PepsiCo: Every Mind Enabled
Employer Case Study: Learn about PepsiCo's efforts to create more diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible workplaces and support employee mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration Video Case Study
Watch this video to learn about the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) role in helping employers keep American workplaces safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
FALA Technologies: Manufacturing Career Opportunities
Employer Case Study: Learn about an innovative pre-apprenticeship program for people with disabilities in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Talent Case Study: Ethan Och: Launching a Career in Aerospace Engineering
Hard work, perseverance and an in-demand skillset lay the foundation for breaking into a competitive field.
Talent Case Study: Dr. Julie Meade: Writing Her Own Story
Learn about the career path of a scientific writer with multiple disabilities.
Lessons Learned: Accommodating and Retaining Educators with Disabilities
Find out about the role workplace accommodations play in retaining teachers with disabilities.
Talent Case Study: Zarin Hamid: Securing Her Place in Cyber Security
Advocating for herself and others leads to a fulfilling career in a growing field.
Video Case Study: Employers Focus on Accessibility
Learn how companies like Microsoft and T-Mobile are managing, measuring, and communicating about accessibility.
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.
Disability-Inclusive Workplace Culture: Building it to Last
This webinar explores how leading companies build and sustain disability-inclusive cultures.
Increasing Disability Inclusion: Centralized Accommodation Programs as a Best Practice
This webinar shares resources and information to help businesses of all sizes develop and support Centralized Accommodation Programs (CAPs).
Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace
In this webinar, EARN and Merck share strategies to cultivate a culture of resilience and wellness throughout your organization.
Celebrating ADA30: A Discussion on Youth Employment from the ADA Generation
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.
Expanding Your Talent Pool: Disability Inclusion in Advanced Manufacturing
Learn about an innovative pre-apprenticeship program that is helping prepare people with disabilities for careers in advanced manufacturing.
Supporting Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing: The Importance of an Individualized Approach
This webinar, with introduction by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, explores ways employers can proactively support the mental health needs of their employees to create inclusive, productive work environments.
Hiring and Supporting Neurodivergent Workers: Strategies for Success
Learn about strategies employers can use to attract and retain neurodivergent employees.
Retaining Valued Employees with Disabilities: The Importance of Performance Coaching and Management
Learn about effective strategies people managers can use to support and empower their employees with disabilities when engaging in coaching and performance dialogues.
Organization-Wide Accessibility: Everyone Plays a Part
Learn about effective strategies employers can use to develop and sustain a fully accessible workplace.
Navigating Mental Health in Skilled Trade and Industrial Occupations
Explore ways to support the mental health of skilled trade and industrial professionals at work.
Telework in Action: A Disability Inclusion Practice Whose Time Has Come (Learning Guide)
Find out how remote work supports workplace disability inclusion.
Federal Agency Disability Practices and Employee Outcomes
Learn about strategies to increase employment of people with disabilities in federal agencies.
Federal Government as a Model Employer of People with Disabilities: Research-Based Practices and Strategies
Explore research-based strategies to ensure people with disabilities are included as part of federal agency diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) efforts.
Developing Effective Collaborations & Partnerships to Advance the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities in the Federal Sector
Explore strategies that improve collaboration and communication between employees with disabilities and managers in the federal sector.
Disability Inclusion: Exploring the Intersections
Learn more about the intersections of disability and LGBTQ+ inclusion.
Talking About Inclusion@Work: Lead the Way: Inclusive Business Culture
Learn strategies for building a disability-inclusive workplace culture.
Talking About Inclusion@Work: Build the Pipeline: Outreach and Recruitment
Learn about proactive outreach and recruitment of people with disabilities.
Talking About Inclusion@Work: Ensure Productivity: Reasonable Accommodations
Learn how job accommodations help ensure workplace inclusion of people with disabilities.
Talking About Inclusion@Work: Communicate: External and Internal Communication of Company Policies and Procedures
Learn how communication strategies support disability inclusion.
Talking About Inclusion@Work: Hire (and Keep) the Best
Learn how hiring and retaining employees with disabilities supports workplace diversity and inclusion.
Talking About Inclusion@Work: Measure Success: Accountability and Self-Identification
Learn how to measure the success of your organization's disability inclusion efforts.
Online Recruitment of and Outreach to People with Disabilities: Research-Based Practices
This document summarizes results of a literature review on effective strategies for recruiting people with disabilities.
A Joint Resolution or Executive Order to Encourage States to be Model Employers of People with Disabilities
A resource for states to learn about crafting a Joint Resolution/Executive Order to increase disability inclusion.
Lead the Way: Merck's Inclusive Business Culture
Learn about Merck's approach to supporting employee mental health.
Disability-Inclusive Workplace Culture: Building it to Last (Learning Guide)
Find out how to ensure your organization is inclusive of and welcoming to people with disabilities.
Fostering Disability-Inclusive Workplaces Through Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are considered an exemplary practice that businesses can leverage to foster a culture of inclusion. This fact sheet explores how ERGs can benefit employees and employers alike.
Disability-Inclusive COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Plans
This policy brief explores components of disability-inclusive COVID-19 health and safety plans.
Planning an Accessible Training
This checklist helps organizations plan trainings that are accessible for employees with disabilities.
Planning an Accessible Meeting or Event
This checklist outlines steps to take to ensure the accessibility of online or in-person meetings or events.
Planning an Accessible Career Fair or Hiring Event
This checklist covers how to ensure online or in-person career fairs are accessible for everyone.
Establishing and Maintaining Successful Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
This toolkit offers information on how to start, implement and maintain disability-focused ERGs to support your organization's diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) efforts.
Disability Outreach and Inclusion Messaging: Assessment Checklist for Career Pages
Learn how to ensure your organization's career pages are using messaging and outreach techniques that are inclusive of and welcoming to job candidates with disabilities.
Federal Agency Employment Strategies: A Framework for Disability Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (2022 Edition)
Explore legal and regulatory requirements, strategies and practices to increase federal employment of people with disabilities and ensure they are included as part of federal agencies' diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) efforts.
Retaining Valued Employees with Disabilities: The Importance of Performance Coaching and Management (Learning Guide)
Learn about effective strategies to ensure you are engaging employees with disabilities in meaningful dialogues about workplace performance.
Including Disability in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Priorities: Building A Maturity Model
Explore this research-based tool to learn about steps you can take to ensure disability is included in your organization’s diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) plan.
Organization-Wide Accessibility: Everyone Plays a Part (Learning Guide)
Learn how employees at all levels can participate in creating and sustaining their organization’s accessibility plan.