The National Council on Disability (NCD) has engaged the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) to produce four separate reports to address a wide range of issues on disability rights and policies in the United States. NDRN has developed three reports published by NCD, with a fourth expected to be published in 2020. The reports are as follows:
- Has the Promise Been Kept? Federal Enforcement of Disability Rights Laws (Part I) (2018) assesses the efforts of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Access Board to enforce federal disability right laws based on an NCD report issued in 2000. NDRN partnered with Inclusivity Strategic Consulting to create this report.
- A Cursory Look at AbilityOne (2019) takes a first look at the AbilityOne Program under the 1971 Javits-Wager-O’Day Act – a federal law which seeks to use the federal government’s purchasing of goods and services to increase the employment of persons who are blind or have a serve disability. This White Paper considers how the AbilityOne Program, whose history goes back to 1938, fits within current federal disability laws and policies.
- Has the Promise Been Kept? Federal Enforcement of Disability Rights Laws (Part II) (2019) assesses the work of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Federal Communications Commission to enforce federal disability rights laws using a similar approach to the 2018 NCD Progress Report Has the Promise Been Kept? (Part I). NDRN partnered with the National Association of the Deaf and the Center for Public Representation to produce this report.
- AbilityOne and 14(c) Subminimum Wages (Planned for publication in 2020). NCD engaged NDRN in July 2019 to research and write a full-report on the AbilityOne Program as follow-up to the 2019 AbilityOne brief report and a 2018 NCD report on Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. NDRN has partnered with the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts to assist with data gathering and analysis for the report.
Each report, which NDRN and its partners produce for NCD, includes recommendations to federal agencies, Congress, and the president on how to advance the full equality, participation, and community inclusion for people with disabilities.