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Resource Library

self-identification

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Encouraging Self-Identification

Learn more about the role of employers in supporting self-identification. 

Measuring Progress

Track and review data to ensure your workplace is retaining employees with disabilities.

Engaging Employees to Measure Success: Innovative Approaches to Encouraging Self-Identification of Disability

What gets measured, gets done.

Measure Success: Accountability & Self-Identification

Ensure effective implementation of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) initiatives by measuring outcomes.  

Self-Paced Trainings: Strategies for Disability Inclusion

Explore EARN's training series on disability inclusion in the workplace.

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.


Employer Profiles

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.


Events

Rise Up and Be Counted: Strategies to Increase Self-identification

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


Publications

Taking Disability Into Account: Proactive Recruitment & Hiring Practices

This policy brief describes key elements of affirmative action plans. 

Federal Agency Promising and Emerging Practices Facilitating Self-Identification of Disability

Learn strategies to encourage federal employees with disabilities to self-identify as having a disability.

Communicating the Benefits of Self-Identification: Five Steps to Success

Learn the five steps to success to communicate the benefits of self-identification of disability.

Encouraging Employees with Disabilities to Self-Identify

Explore six tips for encouraging self-identification of disability.

Engaging Employees to Measure Success: Innovative Approaches to Encouraging Self-Identification of Disability

This guide explores effective strategies for encouraging employees to self-identify as having a disability.

Talking About Inclusion@Work: Measure Success: Accountability and Self-Identification

Learn how to measure the success of your organization's disability inclusion efforts. 

Encouraging Employees with Disabilities to Self-Identify

Explore six tips for encouraging self-identification of disability.