Tag: Carol Glazer

Revisiting the Rehabilitation Act

By Carol Glazer and Jesse Fryburg, National Organization on Disability 1973 was a momentous year in the United States. The Supreme Court overturned states’ bans on abortion with Roe v. Wade. The Vietnam War ended. Secretariat became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. Homosexuality was removed as a…

Let's Stop Cheating the Disabled

By Carol Glazer, President of the National Organization on Disability Consider this: Businesses in regions with the lowest unemployment rates employ disproportionate numbers of workers with disabilities [1]. The implication People with disabilities are more than capable, they’re just not companies’ first, second, or even third choice. But when employers…

Clinton Calls for More Employment for People with Disabilities

In a speech Wednesday Hillary Clinton focused on one group of Americans that has not received too much attention during this election year: people with disabilities. Clinton called the people with disabilities community “a group of Americans who are, too often, invisible, overlooked and undervalued — who have so much…

Discrimination Against Job Applicants with Disabilities Exposed

A new study concluded that employers are still discriminating against job applicants who have a disclosed disability. The Study For the study, which was conducted by Rutgers and Syracuse, researchers sent cover letters and rsums to various accounting companies for just over 6,000 jobs in the accounting field. The only…

ADA 25 Years Later: Definite Progress But Hiring Gaps Remain

On July 26, 1990, when former President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act into law, it was heralded as the beginning of a new era of improved access and employment for people with disabilities. As the nation celebrates this landmark civil-rights legislation impacting an estimated 56 million…

NOD Launches PWD Employment Advisory with $1 Million Prudential Grant

By Sheryl Estrada Photo courtesy of the National Organization on Disability The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is making a corporate connection. Headed in a new direction of corporate services, the organization’s endeavors are supported by a $1 million lead corporate grant from the Prudential Foundation. For more than 30…

Diversity Events: HACU's Annual Conference, Ernst & Young on Woman Directors [Slideshow]

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities Corporate Diversity Meets the Hispanic-Serving Institution WASHINGTON, D.C.DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti was part of a five-person panel that moderated a town-hall meeting called “Corporate Diversity Meets the Hispanic-Serving Institution” as part of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities’ (HACU) 26th Annual Conference. The…