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As you know, I’m very involved with AAPD and Disability:IN (formerly, USBLN), and their efforts for disability inclusion and equality across the enterprise. I’m proud to say that on October 29th, 2018, Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities published a groundbreaking report that confirms companies that are inclusive of talent with disabilities outperform their peers.
The study reveals four key actions that organizations…Continue
Added by Jennifer Mundl on December 10, 2018 at 5:32pm — No Comments
Disclaimer: I go to a technical college, so my advice may vary depending on your type of college.
As my first semester of college comes to an end, I wanted to share some of the things that I have learned for anyone going into college in the future. I have outlined my advice in bullet points, so you can get a quick summary, then read more if it resonates with you.…Continue
NextGen Leaders are college students and recent graduates with disabilities who have demonstrated talent and leadership to be attractive applicants for Fortune 500 roles, particularly in the STEM, finance and business fields. NextGen Leaders participate in two programs: Mentorship Exchange and the Talent Accelerator. Both are career development programs that connect NextGen Leaders with corporate partners. These programs are sponsored by…Continue
I never imagined that my love of arts and crafts could turn into a career. But here I am doing a job I love, getting a PhD in a topic I’m passionate about and still finding time to knit on the side.
As a young girl, I could be happy for hours creating canvases, sewing myself a dress or working on embroidery. While I enjoyed dressing American Girl Doll Molly McIntire in her various 1940s fashions and learning about the time period in the process, I was not thinking about my future…Continue
By now we have addressed several different topics that have to do with cover letters. We’ve discussed their function, outlined a variety of formats, and now this month I’m going to detail how to customize yours to make it stand out from the rest. The way to accomplish this is by adding in personal anecdotes, mentioning prior knowledge about the company in question, or including facts and hidden history about the industry you are applying to be a part…Continue
Added by Adrienne Kleinman on December 2, 2018 at 12:00am — No Comments
There are many recommendations for communication between the hearing and the people who are part of the deaf/blind community. It is wise to talk with someone about communication prior to meeting the person for the first time when not possible, the following are some recommendations for communicating between the hearing and non-hearing community.
The American Association for Persons with Disabilities (AAPD) is offering two internships to work within the information technology (IT) departments of federal agencies. The federal IT summer interns will be matched with a mentor who will assist them with their career goals. Interns will also be provided with a living stipend, transportation to and from Washington D.C., and fully accessible housing. The 2019 program will run from the beginning of June to…Continue
Added by Janet - Great Lakes ADA Center on November 29, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
Michelle Maloney is an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist with the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, specifically an ADA Coordinator. I had the pleasure of chatting with her on the phone last week and discussing her career journey. As an individual who is hard of hearing, Michelle’s unique perspective was so wonderful to learn about. Check out her…Continue
Winter can present more difficulties for people who struggle with depression. For me, these months are some of the hardest of the year. Depression severely affects my motivation, and this can impact both my home and work life. Recognizing this is the first step and has helped me to be more aware and prepare for this time.
Below, I outline 4 strategies that I’ve found help me to stay focused and productive…Continue
The main purpose of Daylight Savings Time is to allow one to make the most use of day sunlight hours. It is said to be used in over 70 countries worldwide; however, the beginning and end dates differ. While a one-hour shift may not appear to be significant, the 60-minute jump forward or backward has been associated with sleep disturbances, mental and cognitive disturbances, and health issues. According to the CDC those 18-60 years of age…Continue
Learning about the latest information about the ADA and disability is important for everyone. The following resources are some opportunities at no cost for you to explore and learn. Assistive technology is included in all of the websites and resources. Enjoy.
Disability Hub Training
Georgia Tech’s Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) is conducting a study improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities, outcomes such as job satisfaction and job retention.
The study is focused on Universal Design. Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or…
Added by Janet - Great Lakes ADA Center on November 14, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
In this podcast episode, The Niche Movement founder Kevin O’Connell interviews contributing editor Jessica Lutz. Jessica describes herself as “a directionless soul turned writer and podcaster with a penchant for helping others work through periods of uncertainty and potential change.” She is a writer and podcaster and her content can be found on her website overcomingunderemployment.com.
There are two types of people in the world—those that like to talk about themselves, and those that don’t. Of course, it can depend on the situation—or who it’s concerning—but generally it can be difficult for someone to make a concrete list of attributes, qualities, etc. that describes who they are in a positive light. When you’re applying for a job and meeting with potential employers, the act itself beckons you to create clarity in regards to who you are as a person and how much of an…Continue
Recently I noticed that I spend a lot of time thinking about the best way to use my time; and I wanted to share a few tips and tricks that I use to manage my time:
Thabiso Rowan identifies as a free spirited, out-of-the-box thinker. After enduring a spinal cord injury in June 2011, he received an Associate Degree of Human Services. His current occupation is Options Counselor at Disability Hub MN, where he assists people with disabilities -- and their caregivers and family…Continue
ITunes and Apple products once had the market for products with built-in accommodations but with increased awareness and ease of access has created a competitive market. Whether you are looking for visual accommodations such as voice output or typing strategies for one-handed skills, they are included in tablets, cell phones, and all android technologies. In addition, there is Google docs and the Play Store which are promoting inclusion.
Google Docs, Sheets and Slides…Continue
I was born with a condition called mitochondria myopathy, a condition called that tires my muscles easily and feels like everyday I run a marathon. I have to really conserve my energy as some days I wake up and have 60% energy and other days I have only 40% energy. I am only able to work part time because of it. Then compounding that I was in a car accident in which I developed dystonia, a movement disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms and movements.…Continue