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Report Analyzes Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities

October 2013 — Researchers with the Individual Characteristics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center have released a report entitled “Individual Characteristics and Employment Outcomes among People with Disabilities: A Critical Literature Review.” The report reviews literature on employment for people with disabilities to determine how individual characteristics affect employment outcomes. Overall, the report found that few studies focus on individual characteristics, such as health or personal factors, and their relation to employment.

G3ict Releases Preliminary Findings from ICT Report

September 2013 – Disabled People International (DPI) and the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communications Technology (G3ICT) have release preliminary findings from the upcoming third edition of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Progress Report on the accessibility of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). The report outlines the actions taken by 72 States Parties to implement the accessibility provisions of the CRPD that relate to ICT.

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.

National Governors Association Addresses Employment of People with Disabilities

August 2013 — The National Governors Association (NGA) held its 105th Summer Meeting, providing an opportunity for governors from all states to convene and “share experiences and discuss critical issues facing [the] states.”  One key issue considered during the three-day meeting was that of employment of people with disabilities.


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