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NCD Funding Opportunity: Evaluate the Impact of Section 503 Rehabilitation Act Amendments

The National Council on Disability (NCD) released a notice of funding for a cooperative agreement.  Applicants are given the opportunity to propose methods for determining the impact of increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The project seeks to examine the implementation and projected effectiveness of the amended Section 503 regulations that became effective in March 2014.

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.

President Honors Champions of Change

October 2014 – In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Obama Administration honored 10 Champions of Change recipients for their dedication to the employment of individuals with disabilities. Earlier this month in a Presidential Proclamation, President Obama pledged to combat employment discrimination and recognize those who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and accessibility in the American workforce. The areas of influence for each honoree are broad, ranging from entrepreneurship to workplace accessibility.

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.

A11Y Conference on Accessible Technology & Employment

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will host the 2014 A11Y Conference:  Expect. Employ. Empower.  This one-day conference will bring together the themes of technology, accessibility and employment of people with disabilities, and will focus on ensuring that accessible technology is available to all employees, including those with disabilities.  Through exhibits and in-depth breakout sessions, federal and technology company innovators will present the latest information on improving accessibility in the workplace. 

The event will be held at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT.  Check-in begins at 8:00 AM.  Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning will be provided.  For registration and additional information, please click here.

Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:00pm


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