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Increasing Disability Employment in the Federal Government

A Toolkit for Federal Agencies on Implementing Executive Order 13548

IMAGE MAP: Toolkit for Federal Agencies - Step 1: Recruitment, Step 2: Hiring, Step 3: Training, Step 4: Creating a Welcoming Environment, Step 5: Retention Step 1: Training Step 2: Creating a Welcoming Environment Step 3: Recruitment Step 4: Hiring Step 5: Retention

Step 2: Creating A Welcoming Environment
Ensure that your workplace is accessible to all employees

Familiarize yourself with some of the Do's and Dont's for interviewing, accommodations and worksite accessibility by reading Opening Doors to All Candidates: Tips for Ensuring Access for Applicants with Disabilities.

Be sure that your agency is Web accessible to job seekers with disabilities by learning about Making the Online Application Process Accessible.

Obtain Tips for Designing Accessible Web Pages.

If you are looking for in-depth requirements for webpage accessibility, visit Section508.gov — Opening Doors to IT.

Stay up to date on accessibility by visiting The Access Board’s website. The Access Board is an independent federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.

Become an agency of choice for job seekers with disabilities

Visit  OPM’s webpage.

Learn about Communicating With and About People with Disabilities in the Workplace.

Use the Campaign for Disability Employment's Outreach Toolkit, which includes the “I Can” PSA, posters, discussion guides and more.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Be sure to order posters for your office by visiting the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) webpage.

Make your agency safer by learning more about Effective Emergency Preparedness Planning and about Executive Order 13347, Emergency Preparedness and People with Disabilities.

Learn even more about emergency preparedness by reading Preparing the Workplace for Everyone: Accounting for the Needs of People with Disabilities — A Framework of Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for Federal Agencies.

Discover how to plan for a viral emergency by reading Considering the needs of Employees with Disabilities During a Pandemic Flu Outbreak.