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June 2017 Blog Posts (6)

College and Funding Resources for Students with Disabilities

Everyone deserves access to higher education, but with the rising costs of tuition, it can be overwhelming to know how to best pay for school and other costs. On the following pages, you’ll find guides to finding a quality program at an affordable cost and information about scholarships and other academic funding options for students with disabilities. Check out these pages to learn how to take…

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Added by Alana Lytle on June 28, 2017 at 3:14pm — No Comments

What To Do While Job Searching this Summer?

Searching for a job in the summer can be tricky.  Some companies are not hiring, and as long as the weather is nice, you might as well enjoy it!  In addition to your ‘regular’ job search tasks, you might supplement your job search with one or more of the following activities:

 

Read a book:  Try to find a book about the field that you would like to work in.  Or, simply read for fun!

Volunteer:  Volunteering is a great way to get experience related to your area of…

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Added by Pam Berry on June 19, 2017 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Companies that Offer Flexible Work Options

When I talk with my friends who have disabilities about what’s important in a career or job, flexibility is usually one of their top priorities. DiversityInc, a web-based publication dedicated to workplace diversity, listed the top companies for flexibility and options for people with disabilities, offering a great resource for Punch-In job seekers looking to find part-time, freelance, temporary, and other options for work flexibility.

Here are the companies they listed that offer…

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Added by Janet - Great Lakes ADA Center on June 19, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Innovations- Blue-Light Screen Protectors and Glasses

The controversy regarding increased screen time and potential harm to one’s vision and health continues to evolve with the increase of screen gadget emersion into daily life. Some readers of this article may remember the introduction of the television screen into the family household. More readers will presumably recall the emersion of the computer screen into work and life. Most readers will likely concur that today’s methods of communication, and entertainment have almost totally effaced…

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Added by Erika J. Kluge on June 15, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Would you like to work for the U.S. Department of Education?

The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) at the Department of Education maintains a resume bank from which candidates may be selected for consideration to fill vacancies for positions in OCR as they arise. OCR accepts resumes from individuals who are eligible for consideration for noncompetitive hiring via:  Schedule A Persons with Disabilities appointments (5 CFR 213.3102(u)); Veterans’ Recruitment Appointments; former Peace Corps and Americorps appointees (22 USC…

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Added by Janet - Great Lakes ADA Center on June 7, 2017 at 10:45am — No Comments

Temp Job Accommodations: A Success Story

This month we are going to take a little break from our regularly scheduled blog topics and I am going to discuss a recent triumph of mine that I experienced while at work. It's always important to celebrate successes, and not just focus on when things go wrong with any given endeavor.



About a month ago I acquired a part time temp job through a recruiting agency. At first I was extremely nervous to start because of all the various aspects I'd have to work out: finding an accessible… Continue

Added by Adrienne Kleinman on June 1, 2017 at 5:37am — 2 Comments

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