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Governor Baker appoints Mary Mahon McCauley Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability: Press Release

Governor Baker appoints Mary Mahon McCauley Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability: Press Release posted on Oct 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/03/2019 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Governor’s Press Office Executive Office for Administration and Finance Massachusetts Office on Disability BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the appointment of Mary Mahon McCauley as Director of the Massachusetts Office on   …Continue Reading Governor Baker appoints Mary Mahon McCauley Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability: Press Release

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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/