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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Employment of candidates with disabilities in 2012 reached its highest level since the onset of the recession, however the job prospects for these workers still need improvement, according to the Labor Department.

Unemployment among people with disabilities ended 2012 at 13.4%, down from the 15% mark it hovered near throughout the recession years of 2009-2011. While last year was an ...

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The Internet isn't always "one size fits all." Every day, inaccessible web design prevents billions of people in the disabled community from an easy online experience.

For those with visual impairments, learning difficulties, hearing loss and more, there are dozens of unique challenges waiting behind every URL. But building a disability-friendly site is a lot simpler than you might think. ...

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The past few years have seen a number of technological breakthroughs targeting disabled consumers. Apple, for example, is incorporating technologies such as voice recognition and screen readers, which can synthesize text into speech, into all of their products, rather than offering them as add-ons.

Applications such as GoTalk NOW and TapSpeak Sequence allow users to combine text, pictures and symbols ...

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While job search strategies may have shifted with the advent of social networks and more recruiting taking place online, one constant remains – you need a solid resume, say our career experts. Whether you present this in standard written form or via your profile page on networking sites such as LinkedIn, your resume is the first impression an employer has ...

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Employersare actively recruiting workers with disabilities as a way to gain a loyal work force, tap overlooked talent and add diversity.

 

Such efforts could be crucial as more people with physical and mental challenges who attended school after the 1990 passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act reach adulthood.

In May, 17.9 percent of people with disabilities had ...

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The White House announced Feb. 3, 2015, the release of a new resource guide for employers related to the employment of people with disabilities. The guide is a federal interagency effort full of tips on how to legally and proactively recruit, retain and promote workers with disabilities.

“We have heard time and time again that employers do not want to ...

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