The National Council on Disability (NCD) has engaged the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) to produce four reports to address a wide number of issues on disability rights in the United States. NDRN has, and will continue to lead the effort in close coordination with NCD, on the following NCD reports:
- Has the Promise Been Kept? Federal Enforcement of Disability Rights Laws (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 on the report.
- A Cursory Look at AbilityOne (2019) takes a first look at the AbilityOne Program, which seeks to use federal purchasing to increase the employment of persons who are blind or have serve disabilities, and how the program fits with other federal disability laws and policies.
- Has the Promise Been Kept? Federal Enforcement of Disability Rights Laws (Part II) – Forthcoming. To be released by NCD in the fall 2019, this report 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 report. NDRN partnered with the National Association of the Deaf and the Center for Public Representation on this report.
- AbilityOne and 14(c) Subminimum Wages – Planned for release in 2020. NCD engaged NDRN in July 2019 to research and produce a follow-up report to the 2019 AbilityOne brief report and a 2018 NCD report on Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. NDRN will partner with Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts on this 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.