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Honolulu Member Registration Ends December 2021

September 23, 2021

The Disability:IN Hawaii – Honolulu Chapter is opening member registration for 2022. Oahu businesses that are interested in joining and should take a few minutes to complete our registration form. Current members should complete the form if they want to receive meeting invitations in 2022. Mahalo! Link: Honolulu Chapter Registration Form

COVID-19 Resources for Employers

April 25, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, Disability:IN and federal partners have compiled these resources for employers. We hope they assist you with your questions on how to manage your ADA responsibilities and provide an inclusive work environment. EEOC What You Should Know About The ADA, The Rehab Act, and COVID-19 EEOC COVID-19 Pandemic and Antidiscrimination […]

Hiring People With Disabilities Is Good Business

January 9, 2019

Source: New York Times For years, companies have maintained low expectations about hiring people with disabilities. Most of these companies believed that employees with disabilities could not perform well in the workplace and that actively hiring them would drag company performance and profits down. Thankfully, over time, many employers have come to understand that these […]

Hawaii Business Leadership Network is now Disability:IN Hawaii

September 14, 2018

After 12 years helping local businesses become more inclusive of people with disabilities, the Hawaii Business Leadership Network is changing its name to Disability:IN Hawaii to signal its commitment to creating an economy where people with disabilities participate fully and meaningfully. The name change is part of a larger rebranding effort by the United States Business […]

2016 USBLN Highlights

December 23, 2016

Happy holidays from Hawaii BLN! Continue reading to see a 2016 highlight reel from the USBLN national organization.

East Hawaii BLN Calls for Nominations of Outstanding Employers

August 7, 2014

The Business Leadership Network, East Hawai`i Chapter, is holding its 5th annual Ho`omohala Awards banquet on September 27, 2014 (Saturday) at the `Imiloa Astronomy Center and is currently seeking nominations to recognize employers who have directly contributed to the employment of persons with physical, developmental, or mental disabilities. The Ho`omohala Awards Program will honor employers […]

Disability Equality Index Survey Unveiled

June 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2014) – Today, the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) unveiled the first Annual Disability Equality IndexSM (DEISM). Created by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates, the DEI is an online benchmarking tool that […]

What is the Disability Equality Index?

June 16, 2014

The Disability Equality Index (DEISM) is a joint initiative of the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Developed by the DEISM Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates, the DEISM is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity […]

USBLN Calls for Action on Disability Rights Treaty

June 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (June 2, 2014) – Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Bond v. United States. The unanimous judgment supports what disability advocates and legal scholars had long contended: that the Bond case is not an obstacle to ratifying the Disability Treaty. The coalition of American businesses alongside […]

USBLN® Announces Support of DOJ’s Landmark ADA Settlement Agreement with Rhode Island

December 4, 2013

At the Invitation of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), during the Press Conference that DOJ held on April 8 at the United States Attorney’s Office in Providence, Rhode Island, USBLN® Executive Director Jill Houghton shared the support of private business to provide career opportunities at competitive wages for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities […]

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