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Keyword: Workplace accessibility (17 results)

Accessible Tech
The technology accessibility website of the ADA National Network / Disability Business Technical Assistance Centers, providing trainings, resources and assistance regarding accessible and assistive technology and the ADA.

Accommodation and Compliance Series: Personal Assistance Services (WPAS) in the Workplace
This publication discusses personal assistance services (WPAS) in the workplace. It provides frequently asked questions regarding WPAS including its use as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); examples of WPAS to accommodate job applicants and current employees with limitations due to sensory, cognitive, physical or mental health impairments; a list of WPAS resources; and a glossary of WPAS-related terminology.
Section 508 was established to eliminate barriers to the electronic and information technology environment for people with disabilities. The responsibility to maintain compliance with Section 508 falls on each federal employee and their agency. BuyAccessible is a resource from the General Services Administration that provides information to buyers and sellers regarding the purchase and sale of equipment and technology for government agencies. Buyers can determine if a purchase is subject to Section 508 and conduct market research to purchase Electronic and Information Technology products. The BuyAccessible Wizard allows you to clearly document all market research ensuring consistency and proof of due diligence.

CAP Technology Evaluation Center (CAPTEC)
Located in the Pentagon, the CAP Technology Evaluation Center (CAPTEC) is a facility dedicated to the evaluation and demonstration of a variety of assistive technology solutions. If you are seeking solutions to accessibility challenges, you can visit CAPTEC, either in person or via Video-Teleconferencing (VTC). At CAPTEC, you will have the opportunity to see the types of equipment available, receive a needs assessment and compare different solutions. The CAPTEC staff is available to work with you to select the most appropriate assistive technology solution to help you carry out the essential functions of your job.

Communications Access
Communication is an essential part of participating in today's workforce. Communications access means that people with sensory disabilities can communicate (and be communicated with) on an equal footing with those who do not have such disabilities.

Designing & Implementing Workplace Plans for Accessible Information Communication & Technology
ODEP’s Accessible Technology in the Workplace Initiative has drafted a paper to help employers develop a corporate-wide, comprehensive strategic plan for adopting and implementing accessible ICT corporate policies, practices and procedures in their own workplace. Technological advances will leave people with disabilities behind if employers do not buy and use accessible information and communication technologies.

DOL site on The Plain Writing Act of 2010
The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to write "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use." This DOL resources page regarding the Federal Plain Writing Act of 2010 includes links to the Act and other resources for implimentation which may be useful to persons developing materials for federal hiring.

Easter Seals Model Plan for the Employment of People with Disabilities
This Easter Seals model plan compiles best practices for organizations to increase their hiring and retention of people with disabilities. It describes efforts that can be made by employers to support the employment of individuals with disabilities

Effective Practices for Description of Science Content within Digital Talking Books
This website provides both general guidelines that should be followed when describing STEM images in digital talking books and many examples of how the guidelines can be implemented. The guidelines are the result of a seminal 4-year effort encompassing multiple surveys with describers and with students and scientists with vision loss to research preferred practices for description of visual information in textbooks and journals.

Fact Sheet on Ramps and Accessible Thresholds
This fact sheet covers all types of incline devices for traversing raised or lowered levels including portable and permanent ramps for vans, buses, curbs, single or multiple stairs, different building levels, and pools, and telescoping and folding tracks for manual wheelchairs and four-wheeled powered chairs or scooters.
The site provides straightforward technology solutions and flexible design strategies that address everyday human resources issues, especially as they relate to current or future employees with disabilities. This site is a part of The Institute for Community Inclusion program at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Independent Living Centers
Centers for Independent Living (CIL/ILC) are consumer controlled, community based, cross disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agencies that are designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities. Some CILS offer employment services for employers seeking people with disabilities, and most will keep track of employers within their service area who offer these opportunities as they are often contacted by job seekers with disabilities. Employers who are actively recruiting people with disabilities can use this website to locate CILs within their state.

Integrated Employment Toolkit
The U.S. Department of Labor's Integrated Employment toolkit is an online resource that provides comprehensive information on jobs held by people with disabilities in typical settings where they earn at least minimum wage and are paid directly by their employer.

Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design
This book provides information to help organizations improve their products, websites, software, hardware, and consumer products to remove accessibility barriers and avoid adding new barriers.

Making Text Legible: Designing for People with Partial Sight
This Lighthouse International resources provides basic guidelines for making effective legibility choices that work for nearly everyone.
The ODEP-funded Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology aims to advance the employment, retention and career advancement of people with disabilities through accessible technology. Its new Web portal,, will feature many tools and opportunities for employers, technology providers and users to engage with us and each other on employment-related technology issues. You can visit now to sign up for updates, and follow PEAT on Facebook and Twitter.

World Wide Web Consorium (W3C)
The W3C mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web. One of W3C's primary goals is to make the Web's benefits available to all people, including those with disabilities. To this end W3C provides a wealth of information on many aspects of web accessibility.

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