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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’

Development Disabilities Awareness Month

David SpearsA majority of people agree that inclusion is a major ingredient to a successful company, state department, volunteer organization…heck, in life! Inclusion is important because by definition, we are bringing various skills to the table as well as equal but diverse personality traits that work together in reaching a goal (be it professionally or personally). Continue reading ‘Development Disabilities Awareness Month’

The Non-Custodial Parent (NCP) Choices Program

Do you know what NCP mean? The Noncustodial Parent (NCP) Choices Program targets low-income unemployed or under-employed non-custodial parents who are behind on their child support payments and whose children are current or former recipients of public assistance. Continue reading ‘The Non-Custodial Parent (NCP) Choices Program’

NDEAM beyond October

David SpearsCornelius Booker
The following has been reprinted from the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD), dated October 5, 2018: Continue reading ‘NDEAM beyond October’


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