Year: 2017

AEM to Improve Job Training Programs – Webinar

From the National Center for Accessible Educational Materials… AEM to Improve Job Training and Workforce Development Programs Job training centers and related agencies have unique responsibilities for making education and training programs accessible for youth and adult job seekers with disabilities. Join this webinar to learn how increasing the availability and use of accessible educational… Read more AEM to Improve Job Training Programs – Webinar

Access Board Issues Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

From the U.S. Access Board… The Access Board issued new accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment (MDE) on January 9 under section 510 of the Rehabilitation Act. The standards provide design criteria for examination tables and chairs, weight scales, radiological and mammography equipment, and other diagnostic equipment that are accessible to people with disabilities. They… Read more Access Board Issues Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

Creating a Culture of Work for Youth with Disabilities

The following announcement comes from Syntiro… Looking at Employment with New Eyes: Creating a Culture of Work for Youth with Disabilities March 29, 2017 – Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor OR March 30, 2017 – Hilton Garden Inn Riverwalk, Auburn 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration begins at 8:30 am Beth Keeton, CEO of Griffin-Hammis Associates and… Read more Creating a Culture of Work for Youth with Disabilities

Webinar: Best Practices in Promoting People Who are Blind, Visually Impaired Entering the Workforce

EWDS 2016-2017 Webinar Series – Webinar 6 More Than Meets the Eye: Best Practices in Promoting People Who are Blind, Visually Impaired Entering the Workforce February 9, 2017 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Presented by Judy Wolfe, MA, CRC, Transition Consultant and Samantha Fenderson, MA, CRC, Regional Director, Southern Maine, Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired.… Read more Webinar: Best Practices in Promoting People Who are Blind, Visually Impaired Entering the Workforce

February Webinars

Here are some webinars we think might interest you… February 14, 2017 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET – from AbleNet University Supports for Vision and Literacy Across Platforms (iOS and Chrome) with Luis Perez, PhD – More information and to register for Supports for Vision and Literacy Across Platforms… February 14, 2017 – 4:45 PM – 5:30… Read more February Webinars

New Program Offering Digitized Books Free to People with Print Disabilities

American Academy of Ophthalmology, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and VisionServe Alliance, Work in Partnership on Important Initiative New York, (Feb. 1, 2017) – Reading is a simple pleasure. However, millions of people are denied the joy of reading due to vision loss. Now, Lighthouse Guild and Bookshare®, are collaborating with the American… Read more New Program Offering Digitized Books Free to People with Print Disabilities

RESNA will launch the updated ATP examination

From RESNA On March 13, 2017, RESNA will launch the updated Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) examination. To update the exam, RESNA’s Professional Standards Board (PSB) enlisted the assistance of 53 subject matter experts.  In each step of the development process, a diverse group of subject matter experts (SMEs) was carefully selected to represent the wide… Read more RESNA will launch the updated ATP examination

Punch-In: Service for youth with disabilities seeking employment

This news comes from the Great Lakes ADA Center – AT Bulletin of Jan-Feb 2017… Punch-In is a free resource for young adults with disabilities preparing for and seeking employment. One of the many offerings on the site is a free, online course to develop the skills and strategies necessary to be successful in career endeavors.… Read more Punch-In: Service for youth with disabilities seeking employment

U.S. Access Board Updates Requirements for Information and Communication Technology

The U.S. Access Board today – January 9 2017 – released a final rule that updates accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The rule also refreshes guidelines for telecommunications equipment subject to Section 255 of the Communications Act. “This update is… Read more U.S. Access Board Updates Requirements for Information and Communication Technology