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Information for Employers

We understand that you are in business to make a profit. A collaborative effort with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) can help your business increase productivity, morale, and your bottom line. Let’s Build a Partnership!

What We Do

  • Link Ohio’s largest pool of diverse workers to employers
  • Create a culture for a diverse workforce through customizable disability awareness training
  • Streamline onboarding by helping employers find qualified job seekers
  • Increase worker retention by offering enhanced follow-up after placement
  • Provide resources and information about ADA and tax incentives

Who We Are

We are the state agency responsible for providing individuals with disabilities opportunities to achieve quality employment, independence, and disability determination outcomes. Our vision is to be the most recognized and valued resource for individuals with disabilities.

Call the Hiring Ability Hotline at (866) 895-0058 to speak to an OOD representative and start a partnership with OOD.

Download Our Fact Sheet OOD Fact Sheet- Employer and Innovation Services and  "Your Business Is Our Priority”.

Upcoming Webinar


Top 10 Accessibility Resolutions

Learn how to develop a comprehensive approach for creating an accessible workplace through discussion of 10 accessibility components. 

Wednesday, December 16 at 10 a.m. 



Archived Webinars


Job Developers and Job Coaches in the Workplace

Learn how job developers and job coaches assist job seekers and employees with disabilities in finding and retaining competitive employment.

Recorded November 19, 2020


Accessibility Hour with OOD

This training answers employers’ frequently asked questions about navigating Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the accessibility guidelines for the physical and digital environments, and general ideas for reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

Recorded October 21, 2020


Navigating the Reasonable Accommodation Process

Learn what components are beneficial to include in the reasonable accommodation process in the workplace.

Recorded September 17, 2020


Inclusive Hiring: Applicants with Disabilities

Learn best practices to foster a hiring process that is accessible and inclusive for candidates with disabilities.

Recorded August 20, 2020



Disability Etiquette Training

Learn about disability etiquette and proper language usage, practical examples for how to have respectful interactions with people with disabilities, and hear first-hand accounts from people with disabilities. 

Recorded July 16, 2020


Supporting Employees with Disabilities during COVID-19

Learn about various communication best practices, and the option to utilize remote job coaching to support employees with disabilities during COVID-19. 

Recorded June 18, 2020


Mental Health Disabilities in the Workplace

Learn best practices and techniques to enable job performance for employees with mental health disabilities.

Recorded May 14, 2020


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