I wanted to share this resource with you. It’s a blog written by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) that has all of the latest information and news about the ADA Restoration Act of 2008. For businesses, service agencies, and people with disabilities – this has been a HOT topic. The site also… Click to read the full article
Archives for June 2008
Many workforce development agencies provide some sort of assessment to measure their customer’s reading and math skills. In most cases, this is done to determine the need for basic skills assistance or to qualify the customer for other services. Many of you have probably already witnessed that using the word “test” often raises the anxiety… Click to read the full article
I’ve worked with a large number of One-Stop agencies across the state of California. As part of my technical assistance and training, we often engage staff in a conversation around the agency’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy. I’m often surprised at the number of staff that are either unaware of whether they actually have a policy (most… Click to read the full article
I’m often asked the question by One-Stops and other public agencies providing community services: Where does accessibility begin? My response: Accessibility begins at the first point of contact for your customer. Whether that’s over the phone, at the bus stop, or through your outreach materials, as providers, your responsibility is to ensure that all points… Click to read the full article
Tip #5: Practice, practice, practice! Don’t go to a job interview thinking you will be able to “wing it,” especially as it relates to addressing your disability. Often, when we’re nervous, we will either say too much or too little. It’s always best to script out what you will say, anticipate possible questions, and then… Click to read the full article
Tip #4: Don’t let your disability define you. You are a combination of many wonderful skills and abilities. The more positive you are, the more an employer will focus on your attributes. Remember – you are a job candidate that just happens to have a disability. Keep the focus on YOU!