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Webinar Announcement: Upcoming RespectAbility Webinars

Link for improved viewing on your mobile device Link for text version Please add ePolicyWorks@dol.gov to your personal address book to ensure delivery. Don’t Miss the Upcoming RespectAbility Webinars   Over the next month, RespectAbility will be hosting five webinars on a variety of topics ranging from disability employment and mentoring to criminal justice reform. You […]

8-22-2016: Speaking the Same Language: Making Closed Captioning Work

Speaking the Same Language: Making Closed Captioning Work SEPTEMBER 15, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30 P.M. ET WEBINAR Today, more and more tools are available that allow businesses to create their own videos in-house, whether for purposes or training employees or promoting their products or services. But, it’s important for such videos to include captions for […]

8-22-2016: Jumpstarting a Conversation about Mental Health

Jumpstarting a Conversation about Mental Health Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor observed the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a special event focused on mental health. The event featured a screening of the documentary, “Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw,” followed by a discussion with the film’s director and […]

7-21-2016: Finding Dory, Speechless & Born This Way Prove Disability is Winning Theme for Hollywood

Finding Dory, Speechless & Born This Way Prove Disability is Winning Theme for Hollywood Washington, July 20 – As Hollywood executives are looking for the next big ideas for film and television, they are learning that disability is a winning theme. Many people are writing about the fact that disability often is absent from mainstream film […]

7-27-2016: 5th Annual Wounded Warriors Symposium A Robust Dialog of Inclusion Strategies Not able to attend in person? You can register to join Virtually!!

July 27, 2016 5th Annual Wounded Warriors Symposium A Robust Dialog of Inclusion Strategies Not able to attend in person? You can register to join Virtually!! REGISTER http://www.dcmetrobln.org/event-2149767 JOIN THE CONVERSATION Please make sure you use the hash tag #VETS when you tweet before, during and after our Wounded Warriors Symposium. LEIDOS Chairman and CEO, […]

5-9-2016:Publication-JAN Publishes “Accommodation and Compliance Series: Providing Temporary or Trial Accommodation Solutions”

JAN Publishes “Accommodation and Compliance Series: Providing Temporary or Trial Accommodation Solutions” The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has released a new publication in its Accommodation and Compliance Series, “Providing Temporary or Trial Accommodation Solutions.” Author Tracie DeFreitas, JAN Lead Consultant, explains that in some situations, short-term accommodations may work best for both employer and employee. […]

5-9-2016-Online Event: ODEP to Host National Online Dialogue to Hear from Youth — May 19-22

ODEP to Host National Online Dialogue to Hear from Youth — May 19-22 From May 19-22, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy will host a national online dialogue. During this discussion, youth and young adults with disabilities between the ages of 13-25 will share ideas about what they need to become […]

3-17-2016: PEAT Talk 2pm

  Please join our PEAT Talk on Thursday, March 17 at 2pm ET. We are pleased to welcome Sharron Rush, co-founder and executive director of Knowbility.(link is external) Sharron will talk about the importance of user testing to ensure that workplace technologies are truly accessible. Register(link is external) Having trouble registering? Please click here. +++ PEAT Talks is […]

PEAT Talks Recap: Accessibility and the Seven Principles of Universal Design

PEAT Talks Recap: Accessibility and the Seven Principles of Universal Design The terms “accessibility” and “universal design” are often used together these days. But what is actually meant by these two terms?  Sina Bahram(link is external), a digital accessibility expert, broke it down for us at our January PEAT Talk. Sina defined universal design as something that benefits the […]