05.24.12 – The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has launched an app challenge inviting participants to compete for $10,000 in prizes and a chance for their app to be featured on the ODEP website. The challenge aims to “promote recruitment resources for employers, develop job training and skill-building tools for job seekers, facilitate employment-related transportation options and expand information communication technology accessibility.
Raising the Floor, an international organization dedicated to accessible technology, has an online survey to learn more about how people use technology, what works well for them, and what they’d like to see changed.
PARK RIDGE, N.J. and KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Apr. 19, 2012 – In a joint effort to improve the entertainment experience of hearing or visually impaired audience members, Regal Entertainment Group has chosen Sony’s Entertainment Access Glasses with audio for practically all of its fully digitized theater locations across the U.S., providing an unsurpassed theater experience and more flexible options for deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired theater patrons.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Tom Harkin (D-IA), John Barrasso (R-WY), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced their support for U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Senate consent to U.S. ratification of CRPD will recognize the fundamental values of non-discrimination and equal access for persons with disabilities in all areas of life and help protect Americans with disabilities who work and travel abroad from discrimination, including disabled veterans.
DOL's Office of Disability Employment Policy has launched its first disability-related application challenge. In announcing the challenge, Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez said that “using today’s technology, we hope to inspire creative and innovative solutions to the pressing employment-related problems faced by people with disabilities.”
The goal of the app challenge is to promote recruitment resources for employers, develop job training and skill-building tools for job seekers, facilitate employment-related transportation options, and expand Information Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility.