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July 2017 Blog Posts (11)

Writing a Stress-Free Cover Letter

I have found writing a cover letter to be very intimidating.  Summarizing my qualifications in one or two paragraphs without restating the information in my resume can be tricky.  So, I have created a cover letter outline which guides me when I write a cover letter.  Here are some of the tips and structure that I now incorporate into my cover letters:


  1. Do your best to determine who the hiring manager is for…


Added by Pam Berry on July 31, 2017 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Help Us Celebrate the Americans With Disabilities Act

Join us in celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act and reaffirming Disability Rights!

Wednesday, July 26, 201 7 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Come for some or all of the events

• 1:00 Gathering & orientation at the MN…


Added by Great Lakes ADA Center on July 25, 2017 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Hurry Up and Fail

In my youth I feared failure. I feared failing tests, losing games, or simply being denied something. I knew what I wanted and how I could get it, but my mind was constantly focused on the failures that could result. I rarely envisioned the possible successes but rather the embarrassment of a failure. When I studied for a test it was to avoid failure. In sports, I practiced to not lose in front of my friends and family. I was motivated by fear.  My success was…


Added by Giuliana Sercu on July 24, 2017 at 11:28am — No Comments

Young Professional Feature: Ted Moorman

Ted Moorman is a young professional from Brenham, Texas. Raised in a family of attorneys, early in his career he made the decision to follow his own passions, economics and finance, instead of following the path of those before him. This started a significant trend in Ted’s life: following passions and taking on challenges.

His passion for learning, as well as his intelligence were a clear sign that teaching could be the right path for him. He went on to get his PhD in Finance from…


Added by Giuliana Sercu on July 24, 2017 at 11:26am — No Comments

Accessibility and Text-to-Speech on the Punch-In Website

It was recently brought to my attention that some members of Punch-In are not familiar with how to have text read audibly to them. Therefore, I have elected to write a series on how you can use setting preferences for various computers, tablets, and smartphones, as well as software programs to have text read aloud.

I am excited to start this series with information about a beta tool called Speechify that I have found to be an exciting addition to the text-to-speech field.…


Added by Erika J. Kluge on July 15, 2017 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Apps for Cognition

Apps for Cognition





Helps With…


Added by Jennifer Mundl on July 10, 2017 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

Apps for Spinal Cord Injury

Apps for Spinal Cord Injury

There are literally thousands of different apps available through the iTunes store. Finding app that are specifically designed for people with a spinal cord injury can be a daunting task. The following are some apps which may be useful in your search. They cover everything from knowledge to voice-recognition and other common needs.


Voice Camera Pro…


Added by Jennifer Mundl on July 10, 2017 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Siri At Your Service

Siri at Your Service

Siri lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. Ask Siri to do things by speaking. Siri is easy to use giving you access to your entire phone. Siri is available on iPhone 4s or later, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires Internet access.

Talk to Siri as you would to a person. Say…


Added by Jennifer Mundl on July 10, 2017 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Employment is Possible

Jennifer Mundl, MS, ATP

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

3915 Golden Valley Rd.

Golden Valley, MN 55422

Employment is Possible

In today’s world, employment is changing from a revolutionary hands-on work to highly intellectual work. Where back in the 1920s, many jobs were manual labor but now it has become more dependent about what you know and less about physical…


Added by Jennifer Mundl on July 10, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Understanding the ADA and Health Insurance

Knowing your rights and resources under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can help individuals with disabilities overcome undeserved stigmas while searching for employment. The following pages will help prospective workers navigate their rights and land a great job:

  • Information and Technical Assistance on the…

Added by Alana Lytle on July 5, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Employment Tips: Needs

This month we will return to our previously highlighted topic heading from our archive of Digital Employment Tips which you will find on our website. These topics range from Application, Attitude, Cover Letter/Resume,  Disability Issues, Interview, Networking, and Work Experience. For this entry I will be discussing from the second section from the topic heading Attitude, specifically Needs--a very important part of gaining a job is being able to verbalize to those around you…

Added by Adrienne Kleinman on July 1, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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