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The National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center is an employer organization and comprehensive resource for disability best practices. Its corporate partners are predominantly Fortune 1000 companies and government employers committed to disability diversity. By becoming a NBDC Corporate Partner, companies can proactively strengthen and diversify their workforce as well as comply with the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal regulations. NBDC can also assist companies in marketing to the 56.7 million Americans with disabilities, as well as gain greater insight into the economic contributions that accessible information and communication technology provides to companies.

Did you know…
The July 2016 labor force participation rate for people with disabilities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), was 20.4%, compared to 69.2% for people without disabilities. The labor force participation rate is the percentage of people who are working or actively looking for work. You can help us change these numbers!

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The new "Who I Am" public service announcement from the Office of Disability Employment Policy's Campaign for Disability Employment is now available for viewing and downloading on the CDE website. “Who I Am” features nine real people with disabilities. Learn more.
NBDC Launches “Marketing Anthropology Project”

The National Business & Disability Council at The Viscardi Center launched its “Marketing Anthropology Project” to guide companies in developing marketing strategies and tactics to reach people with disabilities, as well as creative messaging that will resonate with the disability community. Read more about this first-of-its-kind platform in the disability market.
NBDC Offers Enhanced Job Posting Service
 NBDC Job Posting Tool

The National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center announced an enhanced Job Posting Service to assist its member companies in recruiting qualified people with disabilities for positions they are actively seeking to fill. Read more.

NBDC Trainings Eligible for Continuing Education Credits
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The National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center is pleased to announce that its trainings, offered in collaboration with Gary Karp of Modern Disability, are now eligible for continuing education credits. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has granted Modern Disability its Preferred Provider status, which means that anyone who has a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification can earn Professional Development Credits (PDCs) when attending a talk, training, or webinar by Gary Karp. Learn more.


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NBDC Events

Glen Head Country Club
Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser
September 14, 2016

10:30 am - 7:00 pm

Glen Head Country Club

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Whiskey Flight
October 20, 2016

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Stay Connected

LinkedIn Group

The National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) invites you to stay connected and participate in important discussions using its LinkedIn Group. Join the NBDC Group on LinkedIn.

Mailing List

The National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) invites you to join its mailing list. Join the NBDC mailing list.

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December 10, 2015

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The Viscardi Center Receives $100,000 Grant from The UPS Foundation

August 25, 2015

The Viscardi Center received a generous grant...