The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, formed in September 2014 to map out solutions under the Rehabilitation Act of 2014, released the findings from its two-year study recently.

Increasing competitive job opportunities for candidates with disabilities, extending the availability and use of technology that aids employees with disabilities, and improved oversight of hiring and ...


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When Vickie Peirano-Thompson’s employer told her they’d be turning to people with disabilities to fuel their workforce, she was skeptical.

“I had a fear,” said Peirano-Thompson, manager of UCB, an accounts receivable firm located in Ohio. “I was thinking ‘how is someone who is visually impaired going to perform? How are they going to be able to collect the money? ...


A few months ago, a friend of mine was officially diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The shock and confusion caused by this revelation was intensified by the fact that it came soon after being laid off from her job.

While she struggled with both her illness and her new jobless status, the diagnosis itself had given her a sense of relief. ...


Technological accessibility for employees and job seekers with disabilities is an issue of increasing importance for the Labor Department and employers.

According to Chris Lu, writing for the U.S. Department of Labor blog:


To put it simply, our commitment to accessible technology is about basic civil rights, as well as the collective productivity of America’s workforce. That’s because inaccessible ...


When we talk about hiring people with disabilities, we are also discussing the broader issues of labor shortages, diverse hiring practices, and the social reactions to an impairment. Therefore, it is of importance to note that the reported benefits of hiring as referenced by the sources included in this summary are not comprehensive and do not necessarily reflect all ...


The U.S. government on Tuesday established its blueprint for moving American workers with profound disabilities out of low-paying sheltered workshops and other segregated settings into mainstream jobs in the public midst.


U.S. Department of Justice officials announced in a morning news conference that they had reached a settlement with the state of Rhode Island that will put 2,000 of ...


Despite an unemployment rate nearly double that of their non-disabled peers, people with disabilities can look forward to a bright jobs future -- provided that they approach their career activities the right way.

Both experienced job seekers as well as those new to the world of employment can follow these five tips, culled from our conversations with hundreds of disabled ...


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