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 it comes to careers for the disabled, and jobs for people with disabilities, there is a lot going on to generate support and action. For those people with a disability looking for jobs, there are numerous resources giving attention to the field, the requirements and the potential. Jobs for people with disabilities is a hot topic, and here are six ...

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month each October recognizes the societal and workforce contributions of people with disabilities. Congress designated in 1945 the first “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week”; the word “physically” was removed in 1962 to allow for the inclusion of all Americans with disabilities. In 1988, the week was extended to a month and changed its name to ...

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The Americans With Disabilities Act was passed into law 25 years ago, on July 26, 1990. In a quarter-century of the law, designed in part to tear down barriers of discrimination that kept candidates with disabilities from obtaining positions, the marketplace has made progress.

Google is putting a spotlight on the law's passage, as well as some of the leading ...

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While the anti-discrimination laws put in place in the 1990s should have made it easier for individuals with disabilities to get and keep jobs, the sad fact is that finding jobs for disabled individuals is hard.  Individuals with disabilities have lower rates of employment than those in the general population.  According to data from 2002, 56% percent of individuals between the ages of 21 and ...

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A recent study by the Institute of Communication Culture and Information Technology at the University of Toronto proves those must have iPhones and iPads are not just the latest in a long line of tech trends. The gadgets are also great for enabling people with autism to find and keep jobs.

Students with autism who used iPads fare much better ...

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Saving money for retirement is something with which everyone in the workforce struggles.

Perhaps underlooked in the necessary goal of making job opportunities more available to candidates with disabilities is how hirers can help ensure these employees' long-term, financial futures. The Employee Benefits Security Administration's Saving Matters Campaign is designed to empower workers with disabilities in their planning for retirement ...

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