News and Notes 420 July 8
In continuing celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the ADA, NARIC looks at its Title1: Employment, and provides resources including the ADA National Network and research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere; Research in Focus explores how knowledgeable VR staff and specialized services can help improve employment outcomes for people with traumatic brain injuries and visual impairment; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Place-Based Solutions for Rural Community participation, Health, and Employment (RTC: Rural) publishes research brief, America at a Glance: How Do Working-Age Adults with Travel-Limiting Disabilities Get Around?; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) releases the June National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Jobs Report, showing marginal increases in key employment numbers for Americans with and without disabilities; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Buying Websites: Technology and Tech Services: Tools and Tips for Accessible Procurement; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, The 30th Anniversary of the ADA: A Review of the Most Important ADA Cases; the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC) continues to collect data through the 2020 Survey of User Needs for Wireless Technologies to learn how people of all ages and abilities use wireless technology; the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor announces theme for the October 2020 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM): Increasing Access and Opportunity, including the celebration of the ADA and its role in increasing access and opportunity in employment.
This week we continue our celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a look at Title I: Employment. According to the ADA National Network, this title is designed to help people with disabilities access the same employment opportunities and benefits available to people without disabilities. Employers must provide accommodations to qualified applicants or employees with disabilities. If you're an employer or hiring manager, how do you know if your business falls under this Title or what a reasonable accommodation looks like? If you're an employee or a job seeker with a disability, how can you learn about your rights? The ADA National Network Regional Centers can help! Find your region's center online or call 800/949-4ADA (4232) to connect with the center serving your state. Visit our recent Spotlight blog post for research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help both employers and employees answer these questions.