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The Inevitable Foundation: No DEI without Disability

The Inevitable Foundation: No DEI without Disability

“There is no diversity, equity & inclusion without disability” a phrase now illuminated across multiple city billboards. ABILITY Magazine’s George Kaplan sits down with the masterminds behind the bright and bold ad campaign and co-founders of the Inevitable Foundation, Richie Siegel and Marisa Torelli-Pedevska. During their conversation, they discuss ... Read more
EEOC Issues Revised Publications on the Employment Rights of People with Specific Disabilities

EEOC Issues Revised Publications on the Employment Rights of People with Specific Disabilities

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued four revised documents on protection against disability discrimination, pursuant to the goal of the agency’s Strategic Plan to provide up-to-date guidance on the requirements of antidiscrimination laws. The documents address how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to applicants ... Read more
Case for Green Jobs

Case for Green Jobs

The percentage of total employment associated with green goods and services has increased in the United States over the past several years, presenting employment opportunities in a number of related emerging fields. Green-economy jobs hold promise for people with disabilities, and inclusion practices would also improve the outlook in ... Read more
Actors with Disabilities

Actors with Disabilities

Disability, Diversity and Inclusion After successfully working with Netflix casting to find a young actress that authentically used a wheelchair for their series “The Healing Powers of Dude” abilityE became a reality. The system helps connect talented performers with disabilities to the entertainment industry. Studios and casting offices have ... Read more
Online Career Fair – ACCESSIBLE platform for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Online Career Fair – ACCESSIBLE platform for Job Seekers with Disabilities

the ACCESSIBLE revolution! ABILITY Job Fair (AJF is a service of ABILITYCorps.org) presents an accessible face to face video career fair technology to corporations, governments and non-profits so they may actively recruit candidates in the most human and efficient way available. This is the first platform to emulate the live career ... Read more
Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Deciding if, when, and how to share disability-related information with a prospective or current employer can be overwhelming. The decision-making process requires answering a number of personal questions that may be different with each employment experience. There is no single right or wrong approach to disclosing a disability. The ... Read more
Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Accommodations

Although we may be qualified to get the job done, we may need to request assistance by way of reasonable accommodations as stated under the Americans with Disabilities Act. You might wonder, “Are all employers required to make reasonable accommodations?”or “How do I make the request?”. The Job Accommodation ... Read more
The ABC’s of Schedule A

The ABC’s of Schedule A

Interested in working for the Federal Government? Do you know about the non-competitive process for persons with disabilities? Schedule A plays a big part in that. You can apply using Schedule A if you are a person with an intellectual disability, a severe physical disability, or a psychiatric disability. ... Read more
New Research on Disability and the Workplace

New Research on Disability and the Workplace

A recent State of the Science conference in Washington, DC, highlighted new findings in the area of disability and employment. The event, presented by the Employer Practices Rehabilitation Research Training Center (EPRRTC), offered initial findings that could help inform the way employers approach employees with disabilities. The following research ... Read more
Federal Contractors Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Federal Contractors Creating a Culture of Inclusion

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) implemented new 503 regulations for federal contractors. Contractors with more than 100 employees are required to set an aspirational goal to achieve a workforce inclusive of 7 percent of individuals with disabilities in each job category while businesses with fewer than ... Read more

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