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Career Expo for People with Disabilities

October 2014 – Registration is now open for CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine’s annual Career Expo for People with Disabilities & Veterans. The free event offers job seekers the opportunity to meet with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies looking to recruit new talent, including: Boeing Company, Capital One, Northrop Grumman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Freddie Mac, U.S. Department of State, and many more.

Wireless RERC Researchers among Recipients of Nearly $1.85M in Funding from Dept. of Labor

September 2014 – Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), and home of the Wireless RERC, was among the awardees of the U.S.

Call For Papers: W3C Web Accessibility Symposium

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) invites researchers, professionals, and users with disabilities to participate in their online symposium on Accessible Way-Finding using Web Technologies, scheduled for December 3, 2014. Accompanying the invitation is a call for papers encouraging contributors to examine issues, technology, applications, and solutions that will assist people with disabilities when navigating the web and the world.

Survey Results: Web Accessibility Practitioners

September 2014 – The Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM) Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners results are now available. Conducted in July 2014, the survey collected data from 900 respondents within the web accessibility field. The survey focused on practitioner demographics, roles, technology preferences, certifications, and various other aspects of web accessibility efficacy.  Some of the details of the survey findings include:

AFB Accepting Nominations for 2015 Migel Medals

September 2014 – The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Migel Medal, an honor for professional and humanitarian achievements associated with the provision of services to people with vision loss. Named in honor of the first chairperson of the AFB, M.C. Migel, the Migel Medal honors professionals and volunteers who have made strides to improve the lives of visually impaired and blind people. Migel Medal Award nominees will compete in the Professional Award and the Lay/Volunteer Award categories.

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