ODEP News Brief. Driving Change - Creating Opportunity

March 16, 2018

Webinar on Self-Guided Discovery

The LEAD Center will host a webinar on March 28 on “Self-Guided Discovery: Helping People Discover their Own Path to Employment.” Featured will be a new Facilitator’s Guide to implement Self-Guided Discovery in the workforce system, in Centers for Independent Living, in behavioral health and developmental disabilities programs, through vocational rehabilitation, with veterans, youth, and people who are homeless, and many others. The webinar will highlight the benefits of using Self-Guided Discovery with youth and adults, with and without disabilities, to achieve employment outcomes, including people who may acquire a disability through injury, illness, or the normal aging process and want to stay at work or return to work.

Register for the LEAD Center webinar

Webinar for Recruiting & Hiring People with Disabilities

With unemployment at its lowest rate in recent years, it can be difficult for employers to find top talent. And if you're not hiring people with disabilities, you're missing out on a vast untapped talent pool. Join the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion on March 29 for a webinar exploring effective outreach and recruitment strategies that companies of all sizes can use to build a pipeline of qualified applicants with disabilities. Learn about developing relationships with service providers, finding recruitment sources, and other key strategies for locating and attracting top talent with disabilities.

Register for the EARN webinar

10 Tips for an Accessible Website

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology, in partnership with the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion, has created a tip sheet to help businesses and organizations ensure that their websites and digital tools are usable by everyone. The guide covers issues such as screen reader compatibility, keyboard accessibility, controls for timed content, captions, and more.

Read 10 Tips for an Accessible Website

PEAT Hosts Future of Work Podcast Series

In collaboration with the human resources web portal Workology.com, the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology has created a free podcast series titled, “The Future of Work.” This new series explores workplace technology trends in the context of accessibility and the employment of people with disabilities. Podcast topics include “How the Freelance Economy Changes Universal Access for Employers,” “The Place for Gig Economy in Government,” “Machine Learning's Role in Workplace Inclusion,” and others. Currently six podcast episodes are posted, with more to come.

Access “The Future of Work” podcasts

CDE Guest Blogs for ChooseWork!

The Campaign for Disability Employment, a collaborative effort among ODEP and several disability and business organizations to change attitudes about disability and employment, recently had the opportunity to write a guest post for the Social Security Administration's ChooseWork! blog. The post provides information on the CDE's newly redesigned website and highlights some of the stars of the Campaign's three public service announcements, which promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by sharing the message that at work, it's what people CAN do that matters!

Read the CDE blog

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