Disability Employment


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Employing People With Disabilities

As people with disabilities continue to be underrepresented in the workforce, some state lawmakers are working to make sure they enjoy the same employment opportunities as everyone else. Efforts include expanding transportation access, adopting employment initiatives and increasing incentives for private-sector hiring.


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Accessible Ride Hailing

NCSL's podcast, "Our American States,"" takes a looks at ride hailing services and the impact they are having on accessible transportation for people with disabilities and older americans.



Disability Employment


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Work Matters

"Work Matters: A Framework for States on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities" is the result of a yearlong joint task force of state policymakers convened by NCSL and the Council of State Governments (CSG) to address barriers to employment.


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Disability Employment Legislation

NCSL’s Disability Employment Legislative Database provides current information on legislative efforts in the states and territories targeting disability employment issues and related disability issues.


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State Policy Options

This LegisBrief discusses the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Research finds that those with disabilities are under-represented in the labor market. State legislatures are working to increase employment of people with disabilities in the public and private sectors.


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Disability Employment Partnership

NCSL is a partner on the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED)—an effort to work with state policymaker membership organizations on disability employment policy.