Vocational Rehabilitation: A Primer

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services are an important part of the job search for people with disabilities. Generally, those who are receiving Supplemental Security Income, (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are considered eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation programs. Continue reading “Vocational Rehabilitation: A Primer”

Hiring Incentives for People with Disabilities

In keeping with this month’s theme of disability employment awareness, I would like to share various resources that may either help you in your current position or in job seeking. This article focuses on information for job seekers, and I have included some organizations and websites that may be useful in finding rewarding employment. Finding a job is hard enough in these times of high unemployment; however, I believe we can all find satisfying work with a little effort. Continue reading “Hiring Incentives for People with Disabilities”

October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment month and we wanted to tell you about a few things we are working on to celebrate. All this month ILWAD will be featuring disability employment articles, resources, and editorials. Please check back with us to take advantage of all the information we will be dishing. Also, I participated in a disability employment project with CareerBuilder, an online career and job resource website, and we (ILWAD) were mentioned! Continue reading “October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month”

“Accessible” Technology

ecently I attended a “Vision Awareness Day” at my local Center for the Visually Impaired. There was a fantastic turnout and many amazing items were demonstrated for the attendees. There were screen readers, handheld video magnifiers, scanners that turned text to speech and closed circuit televisions (CCTVs).

Recently I attended a “Vision Awareness Day” at my local Center for the Visually Impaired. There was a fantastic turnout and many amazing items were demonstrated for the attendees. There were screen readers, handheld video magnifiers, scanners that turned text to speech and closed circuit televisions (CCTVs). Continue reading ““Accessible” Technology”

Be Prepared!

In response to the recent disasters on the East Coast, and in follow-up to Scott’s post on August 30th, I researched emergency preparedness techniques for those with disabilities and wanted to inform everyone about how to prepare for any disaster. Be prepared to get informed: Continue reading “Be Prepared!”