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CUs (Credit Unions) to DOJ: Provide Clarity on ADA Website Accessibility Posted on Oct 22

The National Association of Federally Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) and over a dozen additional credit unions are urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide guidance on website accessibility. Credit Unions are requesting that the DOJ provide clear guidelines on how to comply with the Americans   …Continue Reading CUs (Credit Unions) to DOJ: Provide Clarity on ADA Website Accessibility

ADA Compliance for Your Restaurant’s Website and Mobile Apps: What You Need to Know Posted on Oct 20

Currently, there is no statute specifically for websites to be made accessible; fortunately Title III requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) discuss that Auxiliary Aids must be provided to ensure equal access to services provided by a public accommodation. The WCAG features four   …Continue Reading ADA Compliance for Your Restaurant’s Website and Mobile Apps: What You Need to Know

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/

Vocational Rehabilitation: Key Stepping Stones Posted on Aug 12

Vocational Rehabilitation: Key Stepping Stones This article provides a brief overview of the key stepping stones for all vocational rehabilitation (VR) applicants and consumers of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) and Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB). There may be exceptions based on individual circumstances   …Continue Reading Vocational Rehabilitation: Key Stepping Stones

Back to the Basics Posted on Aug 12

Back to the Basics

In an economy where technology touches every part of our lives, how often do we stop to ask the question of what happens to the people who did the jobs Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation take? Almost never. For those of us who do think   …Continue Reading Back to the Basics

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