This report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to health care, rehabilitation, education, employment, and support services, and to create the environments which will enable people with disabilities to flourish. The report ends with a concrete set of recommended actions for governments and their partners.

These proceedings are the collective input from businesses, researchers, policymakers, and people in the disability community that could inform a five-year interagency research agenda on disability employment.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), conducted the 2008 Survey of Employer Perspectives on the Employment of People with Disabilities. The objective of this nationally representative survey was to inform the development and promotion of policy and practice by comparing employer perspectives across various industries and within companies of varying sizes.

The Interagency Subcommittee on Employment (ISE) of the ICDR provided an opportunity for researchers and business leaders, as well as service providers, policy-makers, and advocates to guide the ISE in setting a national research agenda focused on the needs of American businesses in employing people with disabilities.

These proceedings aim to create a national agenda to increase the recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion of people with disabilities, and to enhance their economic status.