Of the more than 20 million working-age people with disabilities in the job market, research shows that only 7.5 million have jobs[1]. To lessen the employment gap, Recruit Rooster is working to create an online job seeking experience without obstacles.

To ensure no obstacles are met when applying for jobs, Recruit Rooster by DirectEmployers announced today it will now offer Accessible Career Sites, Accessibility Audits and Consultations to its already thriving lineup of recruitment marketing, creative services, and recruitment video solutions. With only 40% of adults with disabilities in their prime working years employed[2], the new accessibility service offering will assist employers by immediately broadening their ability to reach the best candidates, while also giving job seekers with disabilities the opportunity to continue their online career search experience with reduced barriers to employment.

The internet is an open source of information and resources available to all, but often not accessible by all. For individuals with disabilities, navigating the internet can lead to unforeseen obstacles–such as improper video captioning, font size, and color contrast–and ultimately a substandard user experience. To advance disability employment programs and lessen the barriers to meaningful employment, Recruit Rooster is taking their solution one step further to deliver technology that meets the accessibility guidelines set in place by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With an intuitive user interface that breaks through barriers to engage individuals with disabilities, Recruit Rooster has made it their mission to ensure their clients’ web content is compatible with leading assistive technology thereby providing a superior user experience for all.

“Only four out of ten working-age adults with disabilities are employed.[2] When you look at the numbers, it’s a drastic difference compared to employment statistics for people without disabilities. With our new service offering, we want to empower employers with the right tools and technology needed to not only meet these important accessibility guidelines but also, provide a positive job seeking experience for individuals with disabilities,” commented Heather Hoffman, COO of Recruit Rooster.

By identifying deficiencies in their clients’ digital diversity and inclusion hiring efforts, Recruit Rooster can aid employers of all sizes by helping them expand their reach and appeal to a more diverse audience of job seekers nationwide. Learn more about full-scale accessibility audit and consultation process by visiting https://recruitrooster.com.

About Recruit Rooster by DirectEmployers
Recruit Rooster is a wholly owned subsidiary of DirectEmployers Association that is expanding recruitment marketing and creative services to offer new tools to win the best candidates. Recruit Rooster evolves with the recruitment marketplace giving employers more than just a great jobs page by offering creative services like video content and more to communicate your company’s culture to prospects. It’s the recruitment marketing employers trust, made even better.

Media Contact:
Jaime Costilow, Marketing Mngr, Social Media & Comm., DirectEmployers Association, (317) 874-9093


[1] https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/statistics/2019-chart.php
[2] https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2018/07/25/only-four-out-of-ten-working-age-adults-with-disabilities-are-employed/

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