Disability Resources at Your Fingertips

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy recently updated its “Building an Inclusive Workforce” desktop “flip guide.” Available via mail order free of charge and online for download, this guide provides information and resources to assist in increasing disability inclusion, framed around the following categories: business strategies that work; creating an inclusive […]

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. […]