This video series from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy explains the Workforce Recruitment Program and provides career preparation tips for people with disabilities. Watch videos on writing resumes, using social media, preparing for an internship and disclosing that you have a disability.
Webinar from the Partnership for Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) provides an overview of accessible technology in the workplace. Includes information about the responsibilities employers have to provide it to employees with disabilities as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Learn how accessible technology can improve employee productivity.
This article from the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) provides tips to help your company develop and implement accessible technology practices into the workplace. Learn what training is necessary for specific types of employees and where to find additional help.
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This webinar from the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) explains common issues employees with cognitive disabilities may experience using the Internet. Also provides information about how employers can use assistive technology (AT) to improve these issues and ensure usability for employees with cognitive disabilities.
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Information from the United Spinal Association on a variety of topics, including assistive technology, employment, health and wellness and housing. Learn about financial help, federal and state benefits, injury prevention and sports and recreation. Find information for caregivers. Get information in Spanish.
Every day, people who communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) use video relay services to make telephone calls. To improve these interactions, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched an ASL Consumer Support Line. The line allows users to make video calls directly to the FCC. For more information call 1-844-432-2275 or email DVC@fcc.gov.
Find disability-related statistics from the LEAD Center. Includes information about the total number of Americans with disabilities and break downs by gender and race. Also has data on employment and people with disabilities, including total number of people with disabilities who are employed.
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures equal employment opportunity and full inclusion in the workplace for people with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Justice has developed this Web page to provide information about the ADA and employment, state Employment First initiatives and recruiting and hiring people with disabilities.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public meeting on harassment in the workplace on October 22, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pacific Time in Los Angeles, CA. The EEOC’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace examines harassment and ways in which it may be prevented and eliminated. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.
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Parents can play a key role in creating an environment that promotes disability pride. This weekend retreat will take place February 20-21, 2016 in in Ortonville, MI. Participants will learn about topics related to disability pride, including expectations for children with disabilities and independence and interdependence. Application deadline is January 1, 2016.
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