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Posts Tagged 'Disability Employment'

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Living the Future: New Developments in Assistive Technology

Technology has dramatically changed our lives and new developments and capabilities are being created faster than ever before. A lot of these new technologies function as assistive technology, benefiting thousands of people with disabilities around the world. And with an ever expanding life expectancy, the population of people with disabilities will only continue to expand also. We take a look at some of the most exciting technology and what it means for individuals with disabilities today. 

How to Reenter the Workforce As If You Never Left

Are you considering returning to work after taking time out from employment? It can be difficult transitioning back into the working world. Where do you start? How should you address your absence with new employers? Use these five tips to help make the transition smoother...

The View from Someone Else’s Boots, 'Ban the Box' in the Workplace and Exactly What it Means to You

Have you heard of the new 'Ban the Box' initiative? It's aim is to improve ex-offenders employment opportunities, which have been bleak for many years. This could also be good news for some people with disabilities in improving their employment prospects.

How to Develop your “Elevator Speech”

Can you sum up your business value in 15 seconds? In just about every industry self-presentation is vital, particularly if others' instant assumptions about you are bias and false. Preparing and practicing your 'sales pitch' can be the difference between getting hired or not. Learn how to identify your core values, skills and goals to ensure you always start off every networking opportunity from a strong position.

Why College Students with Disabilities Are Not Getting Needed Career Services

Why is the employment rate for students with disabilities lagging so far behind that of students without? While there is no quick fix to this dilemma, there are institutionalized obstacles that should be addressed within college and university career centers, disability services and employer relations. Here are some practical changes that could potentially have a real impact on employment rates for students with disabilities.

The View from Someone Else’s Boots, "The Impact of Proactive Intervention, Proactive Support and Flexibility within the Workplace"

Dr. Philip S. Wang, of the National Institute of Mental Health Alliance for Research Progress in Bethesda, MD states, "Some data is emerging that employer interventions can improve productivity and reduce employee turnover ..."

Advances in Prosthetic Limbs that Provides Unlimited Potential for Transitioning Veterans

More veterans are utilizing VA and medical facilities to help treat some catastrophic battlefield conditions and regain functionality for basic ambulatory functions such as walking, holding and placing objects, along with sight functions. Many medical innovators are discovering more creative and technological ways to help restore a person's ability to live a somewhat 'normal' and comfortable lifestyle after combat.

Break Accessibility Barriers to Show Your Maturity as a Job Candidate

Are you a motivated jobseeker ready to break accessibility barriers (particularly in terms of available transportation and accessible technology) you may face in your effort to gain employment that is meaningful and rewarding?

GettingHired’s Employer Partners Join A Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Today we announce our employer partners participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

Three Reasons Why Employers Need to Hire People with Disabilities

For a long time, those of us dealing with disability employment issues have realized that individuals with a disability can add a valuable perspective to corporate efforts in the mainstream business world.

That message has had a difficult time getting public attention, but that may be changing.