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Share ideas about disability inclusion in small businesses

The Department of Labor wants to hear from people about how to support small businesses owned by individuals with disabilities or that plan to hire or have workers with disabilities. They’re asking for ideas on how to support the success of small businesses and improve job opportunities for people with disabilities. Share your ideas   … Continued

FCC wants feedback on ASL and multilingual emergency alerts

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking for people’s opinions (until April 8, 2024) on its proposal to make emergency video alerts available in American Sign Language (ASL) and in certain non-English languages. The FCC decided on some new rules last year. These rules say that wireless providers must put out certain emergency alerts in … Continued

EEOC releases two reports on the federal workforce and disabilities

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released two reports on people with disabilities in the federal workforce. One report focuses on the impact of telework on Personal Assistance Services (PAS), and how agencies changed their PAS programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. PAS are supports given to people with certain disabilities, like deafness or paralysis, … Continued

Supporting employees with Long COVID: a guide for employers

The Office of Disability Employment (ODEP) released a news brief with resources on: Supporting employees with Long COVID, Accomodating workers with Long COVID, The impact of Long COVID on employment, especially on those with disabilities who are part of underserved communities, and Addressing the workplace challenges related to Long COVID. The news brief also includes: … Continued

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2024

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. It focuses on how people with and without disabilities work together to form strong communities. It also highlights the importance of full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities (DD) in community life, the contributions of people with DD, and the ongoing need to remove barriers. The 2024 theme is … Continued

Share your ideas about making AI hiring tools more inclusive

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is working to make artificial intelligence (AI) hiring tools more inclusive. AI hiring tools can be good or bad depending on how people create and use them. PEAT helps organizations understand and deal with what AI hiring tools can do especially when it comes to job seekers … Continued

Proposed rule to increase protections for airline passengers who use wheelchairs

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would greatly increase the rights and protections of airline passengers who use wheelchairs. Every year, more than 10,000 wheelchairs and other mobility devices are broken or damaged during air travel. The DOT proposed rule would do things including: Require training … Continued

Accommodating employees with low vision

For Low Vision Awareness Month, the  Job Accommodation Network (JAN) February newsletter lists resources for employers who wish to accommodate employees with low vision. These resources include: Accommodating Cooks with Low Vision Choosing Among Options for Computer Users with Low Vision Magnifiers, Screen Readers, and Braille – Oh My! Visual Disabilities in the Workplace and … Continued

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