Employment

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week will be observed this year April 9-15, 2017 the week of Anne Sullivan’s birthday, on April 14th. Anne Sullivan was an early vision rehabilitation pioneer who worked closely with Helen Keller, to develop the skills she later used as an international advocate for those with vision and hearing loss.… Read more Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week

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

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

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

Maine AgrAbility at the Ag Trades Show

Maine AgrAbility focusing on Universal Design on the Farm at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show January 10, 11, 12, 2017 Universal Design recommendations are especially important in the agricultural setting where both household and occupational operations occur simultaneously, and where multiple household members are affected by modifications. The goal of using Universal Design concepts for… Read more Maine AgrAbility at the Ag Trades Show

Pre-Employment Transition Services

As posted in the Maine Parent Federation News… The Maine Department of Labor’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (or “VR” as it‘s commonly referred to) provides services to transition-age youth with disabilities to help prepare them for employment. Every high school in Maine has an assigned VR Counselor. With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), there’s… Read more Pre-Employment Transition Services