About Us

Think Beyond the Label creates opportunities for businesses and job seekers with disabilities to connect, making a more inclusive workforce a reality.

Connecting Businesses to Qualified Candidates with Disabilities

Every company faces the same challenge: How do I find and successfully onboard workers who may have disabilities? At TBTL, we create better connections between business and qualified job candidates. Our growing national recruitment pool features more than 7,000 registered workers with disabilities who are educated and experienced in a wide range of industries: 60% of our registered job seekers have more than 5 years relevant job experience, and 80% have a professional certification or college level degree and beyond.

Providing Tools for Job Seekers to Get Hired

We've created an online space where workers with disabilities nationwide can connect with businesses looking for qualified candidates. We deliver a network of tools, information and training to help job seekers find and apply online for open positions. Job seekers can register to showcase their talents, experience and abilities through our innovative online Career Fairs, Open Houses, Smart Hire and Hire4Ability programs.

Delivering a Pipeline for Businesses to Find Top-Notch Talent

We provide information, targeted outreach and resources to increase recruiting and hiring opportunities for job candidates with disabilities. Our connections to qualified candidates across industries—and across the country—make us a valuable asset for businesses looking to meet their diversity goals. We help them work toward compliance with the Department of Labor's new Section 503 regulations, which require businesses with federal contracts to demonstrate that 7% of their workforce is made up of workers with disabilities.

Making Good Business Sense

Our award-winning advertisements, online infrastructure, and services for business and job seekers create opportunities for businesses to "think beyond the label" in recruiting, hiring and retaining workers with disabilities. Starting in 2010 as a campaign to raise awareness about the business case for hiring people with disabilities, Think Beyond the Label has helped businesses large and small make disability a part of their diversity recruiting and hiring strategies.

The message is simple: labels get in the way, disabilities rarely do.

TBTL is managed by Health & Disability Advocates, a national nonprofit organization and trusted expert on health care, disability and veterans' issues for more than 20 years.