Employer Tutorial Chapter 1:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)


The EEOC document, Veterans and the ADA: A Guide for Employers provides an overview of the ADA as it pertains to the employment of veterans with disabilities.

National Network of ADA Centers


The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels. The ADA National Network consists of ten Regional ADA National Network Centers located throughout the United States that provide local assistance to ensure that the ADA is implemented wherever possible. We are not an enforcement or regulatory agency, but a helpful resource supporting the ADA's mission to "make it possible for everyone with a disability to live a life of freedom and equality." For free and confidential assistance for any question relating to the ADA, call toll free 800.949.4232.

Disability Statistics


This website allows users to find current disability statistics for national, state and county levels. Including graphs, charts, tables and written descriptions, the statistics given are from a variety of resources: U.S. Current Population Survey, Census 2000 and The American Community Survey.

Employment & Disability Institute, Disability management: Key concepts and techniques for an aging workforce


This online article of the Employment & Disability Institute describes the global HR implications of an aging workforce. Discussed in the article are the practice implications to respond to this trend.

The Kessler/NOD survey of the Employment of Americans with Disabilities.


These 2010 surveys conducted by the Kessler Foundation and the National Organization on Disability focus on a wide range of issues around disability in America. One survey focuses on general issues, such as housing, transportation, social life and education. The other survey focuses on employment.

The National Center on Workforce and Disability


The NCWD is partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor and provides tools and information for employers who wish to accommodate, employ, recruit and retain people with disabilities. Information about new publications, federal regulations, technology, and disabled communities are easily accessible from the home page. The NCWD provides training, technical assistance, policy analysis, and information to improve access for all in the workforce development system.

The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN)


The USBLN is a comprehensive resource and partner for employers aiming to enhance their business through disability inclusiveness. Using a business-to-business approach, the USBLN enables employers to get updates on new strategies, share practices and strategies and learn about ways to communicate about disability inclusiveness within the organization.

John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Keeping Seniors Connected to the Labor Market: Trends, Challenges, and Benefits


This presentation examines older workers in the labor market. It was presented at the International Public Management Association for Human Resources international training conference in October 2007. It acknowledges that older workers make up a larger portion of the future workforce and they are also more likely to have disabilities. Fortunately the technology to accommodate these employees is growing to be more affordable and sophisticated; therefore employees with disabilities are becoming more attractive to employers than ever before.

The New Agenda for an Older Workforce, Manpower


Manpower is an organization that assists people, companies and governments in making well informed decisions, benefiting from what’s happening now and understanding what’s coming next in the changing world of work. This particular paper explores the increasing reality of the global aging workforce, the resulting gaps in workforce supply, and the demand that this is creating. It proposes strategies that companies can adopt to prepare for these talent challenges and provides recommendations on how employers can help older employees extend their careers should they choose to do so.