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The Business Case for Digital Accessibility posted on Oct 10

Want to learn more about Digital Accessibility? The Web Accessibility Initiative posted an article discussing how laws are starting to mandate web accessibility, with the earliest web accessibility case dating back to 2000 in Australia. Read all about it at this link, https://www.w3.org/WAI/business-case/.

21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act posted on Oct 2

Recently, the  United States Congress passed the “21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act” or the “21st Century IDEA,” which discusses the requirements for new websites and digital services. Read all about this act at https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5759/text.

Best Practices for Tackling Absence, Disability Management posted on Sep 20

Employment laws such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) grant employees and employers protections in regards to disability and absence from work. The FMLA allows employees not to be at work and to take leave, while the ADA   …Continue Reading Best Practices for Tackling Absence, Disability Management

People with Disabilities Find Purpose through New Employment Opportunities posted on Sep 10

The Kirkland Reporter discusses the importance of equal employment for persons of all abilities; 32% of people with disabilities work in management, 22.2% in sales, 21.2 in service, 13.5% in production, & 11.1 in construction & maintenance.   Read more at www.kirklandreporter.com/business/people-with-disabilities-find-purpose-through-new-employment-opportunities/

ADA Compliance in Retail is a Win for All posted on Sep 6

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, businesses must accommodate persons with disabilities and are required to comply with various ADA standards. Take a look at Thrive Global’s article, ADA Compliance in Retail is a Win for All, at this link:   thriveglobal.com/stories/ada-compliance-in-retail-is-a-win-for-all/

State Employment Career Fair 2019 posted on Aug 12

State Employment Career Fair 2019 Written By Moss Lynch The 2019 State Employment Career Fair was a MassDOT initiative, hosted by MassDOT in partnership with the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD), the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), and the Human Resources Division (HRD), and   …Continue Reading State Employment Career Fair 2019

2019 Disability Summit Schedule

2019 Disability Summit Schedule posted on Jul 30

The Schedule is Here for the 2019 Disability Summit on September 27 at the BCEC! This year’s theme is “Improving Access in Our Communities.” Please visit mass.gov/mod/summit19 for information on Directions, Logistics, and Parking. We’ll See You There! #MODSummit19

2019 National ADA Symposium

2019 National ADA Symposium posted on Jul 23

MOD had the opportunity to attend the 2019 National Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Symposium in June 2019. The Symposium was held in Grapevine, Texas by the Great Plains ADA Center and the ADA National Network. MOD Training and Communication Specialist, Moss Lynch, connected with the   …Continue Reading 2019 National ADA Symposium

2019 Disability Summit

2019 Disability Summit posted on Jul 23

Tickets for the 2019 Disability Summit are GOING FAST, reserve your spot today! Come network and hear from notable speakers from the Disability Community. This year’s topic is, “Improving Access in Our Communities.” FREE tickets available, while they last, at this link: http://eventbrite.com/e/2019-disability-summit-hosted-by-the-massachusetts-office-on-disability-tickets-61158164717#tickets) eventbrite.com/e/2019-disabil… …   …Continue Reading 2019 Disability Summit