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How to Retain Employees With Disabilities

How to Retain Employees With Disabilities

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By becoming a model employer, companies and other organizations will improve their retention of people with disabilities. Retention is essential to ensuring that the investment you are making to identify and hire qualified people with disabilities pays off.

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Making Social Media More Accessible to People with Disabilities

Making Social Media More Accessible to People with Disabilities

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Social media is a very popular tool among people with disabilities to stay connected despite the fact that most social media tools are not fully accessible. Staying connected electronically is even more important if a disability prevents a person from being able to easily travel. By posting pictures or videos of themselves and discussing issues…

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Accessibility Tools Online

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COVID-19 has called for many to use the internet as the primary source for work and personal communication, but these online resources aren’t always accessible. Check out The Viscardi’s Center’s tools for making these documents accessible to ALL: For more information on Audio Description services for the deaf and hard of hearing: Click here For Captioning…

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Resources for People with Autism in the Work Place

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  This month is Autism Awareness Month. As part of spreading awareness and educating the public on autism,  WorkforceGPS has published an article full of resources and educational websites concerning autism and the work place. Included in this article are tips are finding work, educational tools for employers striving to better understanding autism, and even…

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Caring for Your Mental Health

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The topic of the times is physical health. It is critical that we take care of our bodies and stay healthy as to not contract or spread COVID-19. However, mental health is just as important as your physical health and is often forgotten about. This can be especially important for those struggling with mental health…

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Disability and Unemployment Rights

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  In uncertain times such as these, it can be difficult to navigate unemployment resources and rights. For those who identify with having a disability, however, these waters can be even more difficult. Luckily,  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has your back. In the last week, the EEOC has released COVID-19 resources and federal employment…

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The ETA’s New Webcast Series

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  As businesses strive to become more accessible and inclusive, it is critical that they also stay educated. The ETA (The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration) has released a new webcast on the WorkforceGPS website. The ten episode series is directed towards U.S. job centers and discusses resources, tools, and advice on how…

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The Future of Work Podcast

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We always strive to be more inclusive and accessible in the work place, but how exactly can businesses do that? And what does the future hold for accessibility? The Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology, otherwise known as PEAT, has begun its 2020 season of the podcast, “The Future of Work”, which discusses this exact…

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Employment Agencies and The ADA

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As we spoke about earlier this week, it is incredibly important than businesses and employers alike know the rights and rules of the ADA and the workplace. While our last post spoke more generally of the rights of employees and employers with disabilities, today we are taking a deeper look at employment agencies and what…

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NCSL Report

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  It is critical to understand what the rights and policies are in the workplace for employees with disabilities. Recently the, NCSL (National Conference of State Legislators) partnered with SEED (State Exchange on Employment & Disability)  to analyze 144 enacted bills from the 2019 legislative sessions related to disability employment. Their goal was to find the bills that…

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5 Tips on Building Financial Security

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Financial Security is so important. The U.S. Department of Labor is here to help! Check out their article, “5 Tips on Building Financial Security for People with Disabilities” for some helpful tips and resources to aid you in attaining your financial goals.

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2019 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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How does the unemployment rate for persons with a disability changed from past years? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has published a survey taken for unemployment rates of Americans with and without disabilities for  2019. Check out the results here to see what has changed!    

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