The National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center is a comprehensive resource for businesses. With so much potential on the horizon for people with disabilities, NBDC isn’t taking a back seat but rather repositioning itself as a leader for Fortune 1000 companies and other public/private organizations seeking to improve workplace diversity, disability marketing and accessible information & communication technology.
Beginning January 2014, through NBDC’s new tiered-model, NBDC offers its corporate partners research, consultations, workshops and trainings, publications and benchmarking strategies on how to create, implement, grow and measure first-rate disability programs.
Please reference our NBDC 2016 Corporate Partnership Prospectus to learn more about the many resources, services and tools offered to our corporate partners. It highlights some of our new initiatives, including our Daily Disability News Report e‐zine, Industry Roundtables, Marketing Anthropology Project (MAP) and Business Summits. These initiatives build on our proven programs, including our Job Posting Service and Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College & Graduate Students with Disabilities.
It can be downloaded using this link: www.viscardicenter.org/nbdcprospectus
Some of our key programs include:
- Marketing Anthropology Project (MAP): MAP is the first-of-its-kind in the disability market, offering a platform for businesses to understand better the pockets of the global disability culture that influence consumer attitudes. Please download our one-page flyer.
- Accessible ICT Founder’s Group: Accessible ICT Founder’s Group: The Accessible ICT Founders Group analyzes and gains greater insight into the economic contributions that accessible information & communication technology provides to businesses. It is developing a data-driven framework that supports the proposition that accessible ICT contributes significantly to the corporate bottom line through better and more customizable products and services to meet users’ needs. While it seems apparent that enabling more diverse populations to engage meaningfully using accessible ICT is fundamentally fair and just, there is little quantifiable evidence to support this proposition. NBDC has already started to frame this issue into a national conversation with a recent Op-Ed, “Communication technology opens ‘doors’ for everyone, not only people with disabilities,” penned by John D. Kemp, President & CEO of The Viscardi Center, and Brandon M. Macsata, NBDC General Consultant.
- Emerging Leaders Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities: The Emerging Leaders program, funded by the UPS Foundation and coordinated by NBDC, focuses on matching college students with disabilities with member companies for a summer internship program that could potentially lead to full-time employment. From a business perspective, it is a way for companies to bring new talent to their workforce since these students come from well-recognized colleges and universities across the country and represent a bright, diverse, and growing future talent pool.
- Job Postings: The Job Posting Service is a signature service that allows members to post jobs on our website and directly reach out to qualified candidates with disabilities about potential job opportunities. It provides an opportunity for member companies to diversify and expand its reach to a vast, qualified labor market. Please download our one-page flyer.