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Online Career Expo – April 23

GettingHired.com is holding an accessible online job fair on April 23.  The Expo enables you to directly connect with employers who are actively looking to expand and/or diversify their workforce to include people with disabilities.  Here’s the link for more … Continue reading

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Tech Companies Are Hiring Workers With Disabilities

Even though the most recent numbers released by the U.S. Department of Labor show the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities has risen slightly, it’s not like it seems at first glance.  Actually, there was an increase of people hired … Continue reading

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Accessible Home Ownership Seminar

If you tend to think you’ll never be able to afford to own a home or that you couldn’t find a home that meets your accessibility needs, this free seminar is for you.  Come learn how to find an accessible … Continue reading

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Congress Considers Changes that would Benefit People with Disabilities

There are two pieces of legislation being considered in Congress that stand to make a significant difference in the lives of millions of people with disabilities. One piece of legislation, just introduced, would make changes to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.  … Continue reading

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The Promise of Self-Driving Cars

You’ve probably heard a lot in the media lately about self-driving cars, or auto-autos, as I think of them.  The original idea was to reduce human error and provide enhanced safety, but just think what they could do for people … Continue reading

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TV Closed Captioning is about to Improve

Although there have been TV closed captioning rules in place for some time, the quality of the captioning has been variable–to be polite about it.  On February 20, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new rules that clarify and refine quality standards that … Continue reading

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Prison-Trained Service Dog Is Pivotal For Boy With Autism

Zach Tucker, who has Asperger’s syndrome, stopped hugging his parents when he was 5.  At age 9 he was still doing kindergarten work, and he would stay up all night crying. Then they got Clyde, a service dog specially trained to work with … Continue reading

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Safety Tips for People with Disabilities to Avoid Getting Mugged

Statistics show that mobility-impaired and visually-impaired people are more often targeted by muggers, who assume they are an easy mark.  You can help reduce the likelihood of getting mugged by following these safety tips put together by Marsha Saxton of the World Institute … Continue reading

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Adaptive Mushing

A nonprofit startup called Noble Paws has taken adaptive technology in a new direction: dog mushing.  Based in Fairbanks, Alaska, they have developed two specialized sled designs; one is wheelchair accessible and the other is accessible for people who have difficulty standing. … Continue reading

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Blood Donations Needed

Severe winter weather across much of the U.S. in the first week of the year had a significant impact on the Red Cross’s ability to collect blood.  Nearly 320 blood drives were cancelled–the equivalent of about 9,300 blood and platelet donations. So it’s incumbent … Continue reading

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