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Blueprint Highlighting Employment Reforms for People with Disabilities Released

CHICAGO: Today, Equip for Equality released a Blueprint for the implementation of the Illinois Employment First Act.  A Forum discussing the Blueprint and its recommendations to Continue reading the story...

Video sessions from National Autism Conference available for free online

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.: Lauren Zima, supervisor for autism services at Chambersburg Area School District, has attended the National Autism Conference for six years and, while the Continue reading the story...

W3C Publishes HTML5 Standard

The HTML Working Group today published HTML5 as W3C Recommendation. This specification defines the fifth major revision of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the format used Continue reading the story...

CEA Publishes Accessibility Resource Center

ARLINGTON, VA: The Consumer Electronics Association has announced that it has published a new Accessibility Resource Center, a resource guide that helps  CEA members meet the new Continue reading the story...

Former Lieutenant Governor to Champion Accessibility in Ontario

Ontario has appointed The Honourable David C. Onley as a special advisor on accessibility to champion opportunities for people of all abilities in the public and Continue reading the story...

DoD Works to Be a Model Employer of Individuals with Disabilities

WASHINGTON: Walk through the Pentagon and you’re bound to come across highly skilled military or civilian employees with disabilities — including the Defense Department’s director of Continue reading the story...

EEOC Sues The Lash Group for Disability Discrimination

BALTIMORE: The Lash Group, a Charlotte, N.C.-based consulting company, refused to provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee with post-partum depression and instead fired her because Continue reading the story...

SafetySign Offers New NY Accessibility Signs

SafetySign.com, a leading source of official safety signs, traffic signs, and parking signs, and a division of Brimar Industries, Inc., has recently added new accessibility signs Continue reading the story...

US DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy announces launch of Web portal on accessible workplace technology

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy today announced the launch of http://www.PEATworks.org — a comprehensive Web portal spearheaded by ODEP’s Partnership Continue reading the story...

Free Webinar on Accessible Retail Stores and Spaces – November 6

Accessibility standards under the American with Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act provide criteria for the multitude of elements in retail stores and spaces such as parking, Continue reading the story...