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  • 05/19/2015: Comments Due May 28 on the U.S. Access Board's Updated ICT Accessibility Requirements

    Public comments are due May 28 on the U.S. Access Board's proposed rule updating accessibility requirements for information and communication technologies (ICT) covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and by Section 255 of the Communications Act. Comments received after this date will be considered to the extent feasible. Comments can be submitted or viewed through the Regulations.gov website. The proposed rule includes instructions on submitting comments.

    Visit the Board's website for further information at http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/communications-and-it/about-the-ict-refresh.  

  • 05/06/2015: NDEAM 2015 Theme Announced

    Federal agencies are encouraged to start planning for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2015, following the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s announcement this week of its official theme—“My Disability is One Part of Who I Am.”

    NDEAM is a nationwide campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities, past and present. Although recognized in October, its theme is announced each spring to assist workplaces, individuals and communities across the nation in planning activities in advance.  

    This year’s theme stems from the ODEP-funded Campaign for Disability Employment’s “Who I Am” television public service announcement, which is currently in distribution nationwide. This PSA features nine diverse people with disabilities—some obvious and some not—sharing the many ways they describe themselves, from personal interests to family relationships to occupations. Among them are two federal employees, Pat Leahy, a senior adviser with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and Vander Cherry, a clerk with the U.S. Department of Education. 

    For more information about NDEAM, including specific ideas for how agencies can participate, visit www.dol.gov/odep and select “National Disability Employment Awareness Month” from the drop-down menu. 

  • 04/01/2015: CAP Offers Disability Etiquette Training

    The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program, a service of the U.S. Department of Defense, has released a six-part disability etiquette training series. The free online trainings provide tips and guidance to help viewers effectively communicate and interact with individuals who have varying disabilities. Modules take less than 30 minutes to complete and are equally beneficial to personnel in both military and civilian workplaces. Participants are provided a certificate upon completion of each module. Access the training series.  

     

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