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ERIC Number: ED498866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 68
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Disability Employment 101
US Department of Education
Business is about productivity and maintaining a competitive advantage. To do this, business needs qualified workers. Hiring people with disabilities adds value to a business and will attract new customers. Disability is not inability. Employers can make sound business decisions and gain a competitive advantage by using this guide to increase the potential to hire people with disabilities. This employment planning guide offers four lessons and strategies to help businesses plan and design programs for employing people with disabilities; (1) Funding Qualified Workers with Disabilities; (2) Cultivating the Next Generation of Qualified Workers; (3) Learning from Other Businesses; and (4) Putting Research into Practice in the Workplace. Appended are: (1) Recommended Disability-Friendly Strategies for the Workplace; (2) Recommended Disability-Friendly Business Checklist; (3) Business Tax Credits and Reduced Labor Costs; and (4) Reasonable Accommodations and the "American with Disabilities Act (ADA)." A listing of resources is also provided. [For 2006 document, see ED493614.]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED),Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990