People with disabilities are a major contributing group to the workforce. However, the unemployment rate for those with disabilities is about twice as much as the unemployment rate of the general population.[i] This high rate of unemployment could be reduced by taking the proper steps to provide workers with disabilities the appropriate accommodations to allow them to be successful in the workplace. These accommodations include access to transportation, assistive workplace technologies and other employment supports.
This FREE CSG eCademy webcast centered on employment-related supports for individuals with disabilities with particular focus on issues of transportation and technology, including assistive technology and emerging technologies. In addition, experts discussed other employment supports such as health care, personal assistance services and housing. This is the third webcast in a four-part series presented by the National Task Force on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy.
Workforce Development for People with Disabilities: Transportation, Technology & Other Employment Supports Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m. EST Part three of a four-part FREE CSG eCademy Webcast series
David D’Arcangelo Director Massachusetts Office on Disability Full bio>>
Jeff Kline Accessibility coordinator, Electronic and Information Resources Texas Department of Information Resources Full bio>>
Aaron Bangor Chair Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Full bio>>
This FREE CSG eCademy webcast focused on K-12 education and the transition to other education opportunities or employment for students with disabilities. The webcast includes discussion about individualized learning plans, experiential learning and career readiness opportunities such as higher education, certificate programs, vocational rehabilitation and workforce development. This is the first webcast in a four-part series presented by the National Task Force on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy.
Workforce Development for People with Disabilities: Career Readiness & Employability Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m. EDT Part one of a four-part FREE CSG eCademy Webcast series
CSG Director of Education Policy Elizabeth Whitehouse outlines the top five issues in workforce development policy for 2016, including Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act implementation, employment issues for people with criminal records, engaging people with disabilities in the workforce, veterans’ employment issues, and career pathways for students.