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App Factory Releases 2014-2015 Call for Proposals Sticky

Each year, the Wireless RERC’s App Factory invites experienced organizations or individual developers based in the U.S. to submit proposals for financial support to develop assistive and/or accessibility apps for mobile platforms (e.g., Android, Blackberry 10, iOS, Windows Phone). 

Apps developed through this program include AccessNote by the American Foundation for the Blind, BrailleTouch by BrailleTech, LLC, and Sprint ID Accessibility Packs, Currency Identifier, and IDEAL Group Reader by Apps4Android.

Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is Hiring

Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TDI) is seeking to hire for the position: Product Manager, Speech-to-Text Captioning Project. TDI is seeking a talented and versatile professional for the position of Product Manager for its soon-to-be developed, Speech-to-Text Captioning/Caption Correction, a two-year long grant project.  Responsibilities include: surveying, accessing, preparing forecasts and analyses, planning, introducing, and marketing/developing the new product while maintaining professional and technical knowledge.

Survey Research to Improve Employers' Connections with Employees with Disabilities

September 2015 - Academic researchers from North Carolina A&T State University and Baruch College (CUNY) are working with RecruitMilitary to understand how individuals label their disability. This brief (3-5 minute) survey is a small part of a larger study that explores veteran's experiences in civilian employment after a military career.

Your completion of this survey and subsequent surveys will assist us in identifying areas of improvement for Veteran support organizations and employers.

American Association of People with Disabilities Seeking New Leadership

June 2015 - The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is currently seeking a new President and CEO to advance attainment of the organization’s vision, “to develop the inherent power of people with disabilities to be both a political and economic force.” While they are looking for a new leader, the AAPD Board of Directors is temporarily relying on long-time disability rights advocate and former Executive Vice President, Helena Berger, as the Acting President and CEO of the organization.

Disability Research Consortium (DRC) Annual Meeting Registration

Register today for the DRC Annual Meeting, a two-day conference where the latest research findings on the future of disability policies will be highlighted. Representative from federal agencies will provide insight on directing programs for people with disabilities.  The dates of this conference are August 5-6, 2015. The time is 8am-4:30pm at the National Press Club on 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor in Washington, DC. This conference is free and registration closes on July 23rd


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