Posts Tagged 'disabilities'

Accessible Microsoft Word

David SpearsThe Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities is proud to host learning modules on making Microsoft Office documents accessible to people with disabilities. Accessible documents are more usable for everyone, not just people with disabilities because they work better across all web browsers, computer systems, and other devices. Continue reading ‘Accessible Microsoft Word’

Governor Greg Abbott Proclaims October Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month

Throughout our state’s history, Texans with disabilities have played an outsized role in making Texas the greatest state in our nation to live, work and raise a family. Demonstrating the remarkable qualities of the Texas spirit – courage, independence and ingenuity – Texans have filled some of our highest offices, fought in historic battles and contributed to the art and culture of our state. Continue reading ‘Governor Greg Abbott Proclaims October Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month’

#InclusionWorks

frieda-2If it’s October, it must be National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! The month of October is dedicated to bringing attention to the overall importance of persons with disabilities within the workplace. Continue reading ‘#InclusionWorks’

Texas Top Ten ADA Roundup

David SpearsThis year marks the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal law passed in 1990 by Congress to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities and remove barriers to employment, places of public accommodation, transportation, and the services, programs and activities of state and local government. During the past 26 years Texas state agencies have developed model programs to ensure equal access to their agency’s services and ensure effective communications to people with disabilities. Continue reading ‘Texas Top Ten ADA Roundup’

Hiring Myths – The ADA Connection

Photo 57 (2)When employers interview new job candidates, and specifically job candidates with disabilities, apprehension or fear could be a “natural” feeling one might experience. But that shouldn’t and doesn’t have to be the case! Continue reading ‘Hiring Myths – The ADA Connection’

Choosing to be an “Employer of Choice”

Photo 57 (2)Employers — Does your present human capital reflect the current available workforce; one of diversity, inclusion and tolerance? Continue reading ‘Choosing to be an “Employer of Choice”’

Dave’s Top Ten

DavidDave’s Top Ten today counts down the top ten reasons a company should consider hiring people who might have a disability. According to the latest census, 10% of people age 18-64 have a disability. This group of people represents the largest “open” minority in the United States. What I mean by “open” is the fact that any person at any time can unintentionally become disabled and join the group sometime in their life. Needless to say, 10% represents a rather large number of people who are “work ready.”
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