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November 2018 Blog Posts (12)

Interacting with people who are deaf/blind

Interacting with people who are deaf/blind

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.

  • To get the attention of a person who is deafblind, gently touch him or her on the…
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Added by Jennifer Mundl on November 30, 2018 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Summer Information Technology Internship Available

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…

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Added by Janet - Great Lakes ADA Center on November 29, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Interview With Michelle Maloney

Michelle Maloney 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…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on November 27, 2018 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Maintaining Motivation with Depression

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…

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Added by Katie Burger on November 26, 2018 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Life 360

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on November 23, 2018 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Daylight Savings Time & Resetting Your Sleeping Habits

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…

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Added by Erika J. Kluge on November 20, 2018 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Disability and ADA Training Opportunities

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

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on November 16, 2018 at 9:48am — 4 Comments

Participants Needed for A Research Study - Receive $100!

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…

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Added by Janet - Great Lakes ADA Center on November 14, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Solving The Underemployment Problem

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.

Kevin and…

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Added by The Niche Movement on November 12, 2018 at 10:57am — 2 Comments

Employment Tips: Create Clarity

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…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on November 9, 2018 at 2:25pm — 3 Comments

Time: Our Greatest Resource and How to Manage It

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:

  • Clean your workspace
    • This is a newer strategy that I implemented, and I can already tell that it is making a significant difference. Doing this allows me to start working without distracting myself or wasting time cleaning
  • Identify “peak” and “non-peak”…
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Added by Sammy Abeje on November 6, 2018 at 1:36pm — 4 Comments

Interview With Thabiso Rowan

Thabiso's Picture 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…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on November 1, 2018 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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