Hiring people with disabilities is a win for you as an employer.
Counter to myths and stereotypes, people with all kinds of disabilities are reliable, dedicated employees who are generally shown to be just as productive and present as employees without disabilities. Although some employees with disabilities may need accommodations to be successful, these accommodations do not need to be fancy and expensive (see Assistive Technology link on right).
Information on common myths verses facts about hiring people with disabilities, please see the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) fact sheet called Employers and the ADA: Myths and Facts. Learn More
To best utilize employees with disabilities’ talents, skills, and abilities, please see the LEAD Center’s information brief called Perspective of Employers on Customized Employment. Learn More
If you are a federal contractor, you can learn more the 2013 regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. These regulations include setting a nationwide goal regarding the percent of employees with disabilities working for federal contractors. Learn More
Additionally, the links to the right are useful to all audiences, including employers.