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Month: April, 2014
Date Title
Thursday
April 3
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Webinar | ADA Center Partner

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Federal agencies are responsible for accurately evaluating information and communication technology for Section 508 compliance. This webinar will provide an overview of the standards-based approach developed and used by the Department of Homeland Security for testing and evaluating Web and software applications. The presenters will discuss how their need for reliable and repeatable testing across agencies pushed them to develop the "Trusted Tester" concept.

Presenters:
  • William Peterson
    Executive Director
    Office of Accessible Systems & Technology-Department of Homeland Security
  • Tim Creagan
    Senior Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology
    US Access Board
Continuing Education Recognition Available:
  • Certificate of Attendance (Free)

 

Friday
April 11
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Webinar | Judy Young

 

People with disabilities comprise the single largest minority group in the U.S., yet they are significantly underrepresented in today’s labor market. To help small businesses leverage this under tapped talent pool, this two-part webcast series highlights:
  • how the costs of employing people with disabilities, including workers' compensation, health care, accommodations, and legal costs, are much lower than assumed
  • benefits of employing people with disabilities, including retention, productivity, attendance, safety, team performance, and financial incentives
  • how to gain top management commitment to an initiative to employ people with disabilities
  • how to hire qualified employees with disabilities
  • the critical few best practices and successful initiatives to increase the number of individuals with disabilities that fit a small business budget
Presenters:
Peter Linkow, Managing Director, Lead Diversity and Senior Fellow, The Conference Board
Judy Young, Assistant Director, Training and Development for the Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University
Kathy West-Evans, Director of Business Relations for CSAVR (Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation)

 

Tuesday
April 22
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Webinar | Judy Young

 

People with disabilities comprise the single largest minority group seeking employment in the U.S., yet they are significantly underrepresented in today’s labor market.  To help small businesses leverage this under tapped talent pool, this two-part webcast series highlights:
  • creating a workplace where people with disabilities excel which also benefits employees without disabilities
  • strategies for on-boarding and providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities,  work climate management, employee resource groups, and mentoring
  • how employing people with disabilities help grow the business
  • the critical few best practices and successful initiatives to increase the number of individuals with disabilities that fit a small business budget
Presenters:
 
Peter Linkow, Managing Director, Lead Diversity and Senior Fellow, The Conference Board
 
Judy Young, Assistant Director, Training and Development for the Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University

 

Thursday
April 24
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Webinar | Kathleen Lee
With increased government focus on diversity in the private sector, including veterans and individuals with disabilities, employers have even more reason to review their organization’s diversity and inclusion practices. Increased diversity in the workplace has been shown to increase innovation and creativity, reduce turnover, and result in a more qualified workforce.  With new federal contractor rules on nondiscrimination and affirmative action for veterans and individuals with disabilities going into effect in March, now is the time to learn about available tools and solutions to increasing your workplace diversity. 
 
In this program, presenters Christine V. Walters, MAS, JD, SPHR of the FiveL Company, and Kathleen Lee, MS of Cornell University’s National Employer Technical Assistance Center on Employment of People with Disabilities, will offer effective practices for defining your diversity strategy and information about key resources to help you succeed, including a free recruitment program that matches employers with qualified students with disabilities.

 

 

 



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