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Covid-19 Out of Work – What Now?

Image of Tiffany ArmingtonCovid-19, popularly known as coronavirus, has been hitting the headlines ever since it was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, in the People’s Republic of China. Although the initial outbreaks were initially limited to this Chinese province, this virus has now spread globally. Continue reading ‘Covid-19 Out of Work – What Now?’

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

David SpearsIn March of each year, the State of Texas recognizes March as Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month. Governor Gregg Abbott has again issued a proclamation this month as an opportunity to raise awareness of the role we all have in working together to make Texas more inclusive and accessible. The following is a repost from The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Continue reading ‘Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month’

Who Cares About NDEAM?

David SpearsCornelius BookerNDEAM stands for National Disability Employment Awareness month. Held each October, NDEAM is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2019 is The Right Talent, Right Now. Continue reading ‘Who Cares About NDEAM?’

White Cane Safety Day 2019

Cornelius BookerWorkforce Solutions continues to celebrate the strides that people with disabilities have made to overcome various challenges they face in employment and independent living. During this month we also participate in White Cane Safety Day events which will take place this year at City Hall in downtown Houston. Continue reading ‘White Cane Safety Day 2019’

The Ability to do things Different

David SpearsPeople may not be aware that folks with a disability can perform most projects just as well as anyone else can, only differently. For example, walking is not the method I use for mobility, but I still get to where I need to go just the same by using a wheelchair. While driving my car, I may not put my foot on the pedal, but rather my hand on the hand control to “push on it” rather than “step on it!” Those seemingly opposite actions have the same result (and usually a traffic ticket). At work, it’s the same: I may not complete projects the way others might, but I achieve the same results with the same high-quality standard. Continue reading ‘The Ability to do things Different’

Too Old to Get a Job!?

" "Several sources state that people who are 40 or older represent about 40% of the United States workforce. This is great news for those of us who are considered older Americans. The number of workers 55 and older is expected to increase to 20% by the year 2020, which will represent 1 out of 5 people employed. The idea that I can’t get a job because I’m too old or that employers want to hire younger people is not necessarily true. So what is an ‘old person’ to do? Continue reading ‘Too Old to Get a Job!?’

Accessible PowerPoint

David SpearsMicrosoft PowerPoint is one of the most, if not THE most, popular software presentation tools available. I’m sure most of the readers of this blog are at least familiar with PowerPoint and have used it on a number of occasions. It’s not just for people in business settings, but also in education and just about any community based or governmental organization you can think of. Continue reading ‘Accessible PowerPoint’


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