US Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy announces 2012 theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

“Employers who ensure that inclusive workplace policies and practices are woven into the fabric and culture of the organization create an environment that encourages all workers — including those of us with disabilities — to work to their full capacity and contribute fully to the organization’s success,” said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy.

Court Agrees that Americans with Disabilities Act Applies to Employment

Department of Justice also told the court it supports the Plaintiffs’ case, making clear that it interprets the Title II integration mandate of the ADA to prohibit the unnecessary provision of employment-related services to persons with disabilities in segregated sheltered workshops, in which persons with disabilities have little to no opportunity to interact with non-disabled persons.

Do Workers with Disabilities Cost More?

Employers in the U.S. hospitality industry are often reluctant to hire people with disabilities because of preconceived notions that they cannot do the jobs and are more costly to employ than people without disabilities, according to University of New Hampshire researchers.

Working as a Nurse With a Disability

Whether you are living with obvious disabilities such as limb differences or paralysis, or less visible ones such as a chronic illness, sensory impairment or post-traumatic stress disorder, there are few reasons that would prevent you from successfully completing a nursing program, or continuing your career.