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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. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) cooperative agreement to establish a National Employer Policy, Research and Technical Assistance Center.  The Agreement will be led by The Viscardi Center in Albertson, New York, and partners include the United States Business Leadership Network; The George Washington University's Graduate School of Education & Human Development; the World Institute on Disability; the Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy; the National Conference of State Legislatures, in coordination with the National Governors Association; and the Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for Advanced Communications Policy and Scheller College of Business.  Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business will address, among other things, helping employers recognize the unique benefits of employees with disabilities.

The National Employer Policy, Research and Technical Assistance Center goals are to assist employers with “recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting people with disabilities by:

1. Analyzing employer research, policies and practices related to disability employment;

2. Researching effective employer engagement strategies; and

3. Developing and providing outreach and technical assistance to targeted employers, such as federal agencies, federal contractors, small businesses and state governments.”

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The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under grant number 90RE5007-01-00. The opinions contained in this website are those of the Wireless RERC and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or NIDILRR.