The Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network (GLADNET) brings together research centers, universities, enterprises, government departments, trade unions, and organizations of and for persons with disabilities. Our common goal is to advance competitive employment and training opportunities for persons with disabilities.
GLADNET began as an initiative of the Disability and Work Programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.
The GLADNET Association was established in 1997. GLADNET continues to work in close collaboration with the ILO Skills and Employability Department. GLADNET is registered in Switzerland as an international not-for-profit organization and its administrative offices are in Ithaca, New York, USA.
The objective of the Association is to promote disability policy and program reform with emphasis on integrated training and employment options for working age persons with disabilities. These objectives are achieved through collaborative applied research projects, and by the global exchange of information via the Internet.
The GLADNET website provides a public medium where stakeholders can gather to share ideas and information on a global scale in order to arrive at joint approaches to common problems.
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The GLADNET Association thanks Cornell University and the Yang-Tan Institute for hosting this site.