Learn about Jennifer Sheehy, who leads the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the U.S. Department of Labor as the Deputy Assistant Secretary.
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In 2017, almost 500 companies were sued in federal court for having websites that are inaccessible—i.e., not fully usable by people with disabilities. Here’s what you need to know to protect your organization.
What you need to know to be a disability ally.
The CIL is a state-wide organization that provides a wide variety of services including employment assistance. Knowing the services you can count on to help you cope with a disability can make the difference between remaining in your own home verses being admitted to an assisted living facility.
Assistive technology can enrich your life as well as often helping you remain living independently in the community. There are many types of A.T. items designed to make life easier that cover a wide range of disabilities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulates the use of service animals, and sets the guidelines for what the user can and can’t do, what they are responsible for, and how businesses may legally respond to them. Let’s look at some of these laws and how they may affect you.
To disclose, or not disclose your disability to potential employers is a big decision. Think carefully about your needs and how having a disability impacts your work, and how a reasonable accommodation can allow you to do the job correctly.
If you are disabled, it’s more likely you’ll be adversely affected by disaster than someone without a disability. We have a responsibility to take care of ourselves as much as possible, and not put others at risk if we can help it. During an emergency, things may come down to whether we’ve made any advanced… Read more »
If I have learned anything from my accident, it is that it is supposed to help other people. I’ve heard it from veterans who know about my accident that they received training as a military police directly as a result of my accident. I also know that the things I have gone through and continue… Read more »
ODEP has launched more than seven citizen engagement campaigns treating a number of subjects and created a format for success that includes seven steps and a four-week public dialogue.