People with disabilities want to share their strengths in the workplace. Creating an inclusive workplace culture benefits all employees and contributes to overall success. Don’t just take our word for it! Check out the statistics and resources below to learn why it makes good business sense to hire people with disabilities.

Close the gap to unemployment. Tennessee's Statewide Employment Goal is to Reduce the Employment Gap by 5% by 2023

Ready to find new opportunities? The American Job Center of Tennessee is ready to help you get there. American Job Centers (AJCs) provide free services that help you find steady, good-paying jobs all over Tennessee. You can get training, job counseling, financial aid for education, and much more. Click on the button below to learn which services you might qualify for!


The Tennessee Technology Access Program (TTAP) is a statewide program designed to increase access to, and acquisition of, assistive technology devices and services. Through its four core programs: Funding Assistance, Device Demonstration, Device Loan and Device Reutilization, TTAP and a network of assistive technology centers help people with disabilities and their families find and get the tools that they need to live independent, productive lives where and how they choose.

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Enabling Technology is the use of various forms of devices and tech to support a person with disabilities to live as independently as possible. These types of technologies include sensors, mobile applications, remote support systems, and other smart devices. Enabling Technology can support a person in navigating their jobs and communities, gain more control of their environment, and provide remote support and reminders to assist a person in independent living.

Find vendors and other enabling tech resources on the DIDD website linked here: