The Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) program is conducting a survey to assess the assistive technology needs of people with disabilities. They want to ascertain both the current availability of such technologies as well as the potential for new innovative devices. With this information, the ILRU will be able to better advocate for legislation that promotes affordable independent living. If you’d like to participate in their …Read More »
Career Training & Support That Works
Computer Technologies Program prepares people with disabilities for professional employment by providing technical training, coaching and associated services. Our comprehensive program is tailored to suit an incredibly diverse student population. To do this we treat each student as an individual and work to find their unique strengths and weaknesses.
Since 1974, CTP has helped hundreds of people with disabilities gain employment and develop their careers.
Scott Rains has written an interesting and thought-provoking article called “Accessibility is Not Inclusion” on his website rollingrains.com. He makes the case that accessibility was the movement of the 20th century, while inclusion is the movement of the 21st century. Accessibility focuses on places and things, whereas inclusion focuses on people. While it is immensely important to have access, it’s not enough.Read More »
Since 2007, Walgreens has been actively recruiting people with disabilities to work in its 21 distribution centers and since then has developed the largest private sector disability inclusion effort in the country. [Walgreens press release dated June 18, 2012] At the Windsor, CT, distribution center, people with disabilities make up about half of the workforce. Another distribution center in Anderson, SC, has nearly …Read More »