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Employment Services for People with Disabilities

In an effort to support employment services for people with disabilities, the Institute For Career Development and Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) will present a career development program, Equally Strong - Job Search Best Practices for People with Disabilities and Veterans.Read More ›

CSUN Recap: Accessible Tech for Workers and Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

In early March, I attended the 30th Annual International Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, better known as CSUN. This conference is one of the year’s best opportunities to find out what’s new and interesting in accessible technology, from business to entertainment to emerging technologies and beyond. Read More ›

Career Opportunity: Electronic Health Records Training

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a high percentage of jobs in Electronic Health Records Management (EHR) go unfilled each year because of a lack of qualified applicants. Jumpstart your career at Computer Center For Visually Impaired People (CCVIP).Read More ›

ReelAbilities Film Festival Inspires Students at the Library

This year is the 7th Annual Reelabilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. Organized by the JCC Manhattan, ReelAbilities runs from March 12 through March 18, The Festival will be showcasing award-winning films by and about people with special needs at over thirty venues throughout the New York Metro Area, many of which will be the US or NY Premiere.Read More ›

Leading the Way: Workplace Inclusiveness for People of All Abilities

A Department of Labor blog post, authored by Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy. In her blog, Kathy presents some steps, which include strategies for encouraging self-identification and create the right culture, that companies can take to demonsrate that they choose to be inclusive. Read More ›

My Interview with Daniel Aronoff: A Visible Lives Oral History Project Guest Blog

This is a guest blog post by Deena Greenberg, interviewer for Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience at Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. Deena conducted her first interview for the project with storyteller Daniel Aronoff on Tuesday, November 18. After you read her post, you can listen to Deena’s interview with Daniel. Read More ›

Celebrating Our Launch: Visible Lives Oral History Project!

On Saturday, November 22 at Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, we celebrated the launch of Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience, The New York Public Library’s community-based initiative to make public and preserve stories of the disability experience.Read More ›

Oral Histories of the Disability Experience: Share Your Story

The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library is launching an oral history project that will be the largest community-based effort of its kind to collect and document stories of the disability experience, and we want you to share your story.Read More ›

Laying the Path for Career Success

November is National Career Development Month, and Maria Town, policy advisor in the Office of Disability Employment Policy, wrote “Laying the Path for Career Success,” about the importance of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) in helping students explore the possibilities for life after high school. Read More ›

Making an Accessible Accessibility Resource Fair at the Andrew Heiskell Library

Andrew Heiskell Library hosted the first Technology, Culture, and Community Fair for People who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Physically Disabled, welcoming 32 vendors, 16 featured speakers, and over 200 attendees.Read More ›

Reading About Workers Who Can

Kathy Martinez contributed three books to the Books that Shaped Work in America collection: Workforce of One, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, and David and Goliath. Reading About Workers Who Can is a blog post by Carl Fillicho, senior advisor for public affairs and communications at the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More ›

Expect. Employ. Empower. with Data

A Department of Labor post by Heidi Shierholz, chief economist at the Department of Labor and Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy.Read More ›

Disability Employment Champions of Change

This is the Department of Labor blog post authored by Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy.Read More ›

National Coming Out Day: Out at Work

This is the Department of Labor blog post authored by Mary Beth Maxwell, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor and a senior advisor to Secretary Perez.Read More ›

Working Together to Promote Inclusive Workplaces

Unite magazine, a bi-monthly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business publication, featured Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez in an article "Working Together to Promote Inclusive Workplaces" in its October/November issue. Read More ›

Expanding the Definition of Workplace Flexibility

This is the Department of Labor blog post, authored by Kathy Mantinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Read More ›

Building Inclusion: Expect. Employ. Empower.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez kicked off the celebration with her blog post, Building Inclusion.Read More ›

SAGEWorks: Free Training Programs

SAGE Works - national employment support program targeted to lesbian, gay,bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people ages 40 and older - will offer the following three career programs in August and September, which are free and open to all job seekers ages 40 and up:Read More ›

Employment First: A Key Component in Community Inclusion

This is the U.S. Department of Labor blog post, authored by Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy. Read More ›

Some Books We Can Take Pride In

June is Pride Month and the U.S. Department of Labor's Books that Shaped Work in America project is highlighting books that explore the relationship between work and the LGBT experience. New additions to the list, which include Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" and Brian McNaught's "Gay Issues in the Workplace," show how members of the LGBT community advocated for greater protections against discrimination and harassment while demonstrating the societal and economic benefits of a more diverse and inclusive workplace.  

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