National Business & Disability Council

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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 November 2014 labor force participation rate for people with disabilities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), was 19.7%, compared to 68.7% 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!

"Who I Am" PSA Premieres
What Can You Do?
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.



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NBDC Events

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The 4th Georgetown University Conference on Employment of People with Disabilities
January 29, 2015

8:00 a.m.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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49th Annual Celebrity Sports Night
May 14, 2015

6:00 p.m.

The Viscardi Center

Featured Resource

"Who I Am" Public Service Announcement

Rather than be defined by disability, “Who I Am” cast members are the sum of their many life roles, which includes working in jobs they love. Learn more about the PSA.

Recent NBDC News

John D. Kemp, President & CEO of The Viscardi Center with Bill Lacy, Director, Dole Institute

John D. Kemp to Receive Dole Leadership Prize

November 19, 2014

The Viscardi Center’s President and CEO, John...

What Can You Do?

"Who I Am" Public Service Announcement Premieres

October 21, 2014

The new "Who I Am" public service announcement...

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NBDC Hosts Workshop on Neurodiversity

October 6, 2014

The National Business & Disability Council...

NBDC & NOD Debut ‘Disability Employment Tracker’

Viscardi Awarded $1.8 Million in Funding from U.S. Dept. of Labor

September 30, 2014

The Viscardi Center was awarded a $1.8 million...

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Golf Outing Raises Funds for Employment Programs

September 22, 2014

The Viscardi Center held its second Golf Outing...

NBDC Urges Congress to Swiftly Pass the Disability Treaty

June 4, 2014

The National Business & Disability Council...

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Viscardi Center Schedules 2nd Annual Golf Outing

April 7, 2014

The Viscardi Center will hold its 2nd Annual...

NBDC to Host Series of Think Tanks for Members

NBDC to Host Series of Think Tanks on June 24

March 31, 2014

The National Business & Disability Council at...

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OFCCP Section 503 Rule in Effect Today

March 24, 2014

The Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of...