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Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

ODEP Announces Web Portal on Accessible Workplace Technology

October 2014 – The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) announced the launch of the PEAT Works web portal earlier this month, a website that connects employees, employers, and technology providers with accessible tools and resources for the workplace. Organized by ODEP's Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT), PEATworks.org includes educational articles and interactive tools to assist businesses and technology providers when adopting accessible technologies for employees.

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.

Workplace Accommodations: Low Cost, High Impact

September 2013 — The Job Accommodations Network (JAN), a consulting service provided by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), released a report outlining the results from their ongoing study on workplace accommodations implemented by employers who contacted JAN.  The report highlights that for most employers, workplace accommodations to “retain valued and qualified employees” could be implemented at no cost, while the average cost for other accommodations being around $500.

Promoting Accessible Technologies in the Workplace

April 2013 — The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) released the report ODEP Accomplishments 2009—2012, highlighting ODEP’s progress in ensuring that individuals with disabilities are considered and included when improving the job opportunities for American workers.

Department of Labor App Challenge

05.24.12 – The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has launched an app challenge inviting participants to compete for $10,000 in prizes and a chance for their app to be featured on the ODEP website.  The challenge aims to “promote recruitment resources for employers, develop job training and skill-building tools for job seekers, facilitate employment-related transportation options and expand information communication technology accessibility.”  The assistant secretary of labor for disability policy,

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