Only 55% of job seekers with disabilities disclose their disability before they’ve been offered the job, and sometimes not even then. It’s understandable that they would try to avoid discrimination. But what about employers, such as federal contractors and sub-contractors, who actively seek to include people with disabilities in their workforce? How are they to do this if the applicants don’t disclose? Tania Lavin …Read More »
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Since 1974, Computer Technologies Program has provided over one million hours of training and support for thousands of people with disabilities taking steps toward their career goals. We work hand-in-hand with the Department of Rehabilitation so there is no cost for our program’s participants and they have access to a wide range of support services.
There are lots of different wheelchairs that purport to be “all terrain”, which seems to mean anything that is designed for more challenging situations than smooth sidewalks with curb cuts. YouTube has videos showing a wide variety of them. They range from simple, inexpensive, easy-to-maintain wheelchairs designed for rural people in developing countries to very expensive, automated gizmos for the …Read More »
That familiar blue and white symbol of a sedentary person in a wheelchair is about to change throughout the state of New York. The new symbol will be one of a very active person in a wheelchair. Along with the signs, the designation “Handicapped” will be changed to “Accessible”. Douglas Hovey, Executive Director of Independent Living, Inc. in Newburg, NY said, …Read More »
If you listen to National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition”, you’ve probably heard their broadcast of StoryCorps–average, everyday people interviewing a friend or loved one about their lives. It’s always heart-felt and moving, and the listener comes away enriched with a broader understanding of the life experiences and wisdom of others. In celebration of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Americans with …Read More »
According to a report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Inactive adults with disabilities are 50 percent more likely to have at least one chronic disease than are active adults with disabilities. Working age adults with disabilities are three times more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes or cancer than adults without disabilities. Nearly half of adults with disabilities get …Read More »