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Developers from Google have spent time gathering information regarding accessibility for public places like restaurants in order to add the information to Google Maps. Now, entries will also show information on accessibility, such as whether the restaurant is wheelchair accessible. Developers were able to do this by relying on answers from local people, who answer questions about the places they go. The developers began adding questions about accessibility and got enough responses that they can begin adding the information to the entries on Google Maps. Details here: http://www.businessinsider.com/google-maps-is-now-wheelchair-friendly-accessible-20-percent-time-employee-project-2016-12
Now till Jan. 31, you're invited to participate in "Building a Disability-Inclusive Talent Pipeline: Ideas for Effective Outreach and Recruitment Strategies," hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and its Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN). Through this online conversation, we're calling on you to share insights into successful strategies federal contractors are using to recruit and hire qualified candidates with disabilities. Your ideas will be used to inform the development of technical assistance materials to help more covered employers ensure their doors are open to all qualified individuals. Register for the dialogue here: http://federalcontractors.epolicyworks.org/
Webinar: Implementing Accessible Workplace Tech: Videos and Accessibility — January 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET. Video accessibility requires more than simply providing transcripts, captions, and audio descriptions. Join a detailed demonstration, discussion, and Q&A about how to make videos truly accessible, hosted by Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT.) Register here:
Webinar: Your Pathway to Employment–The Job Interview January 25, 2017 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST. Job interviews can be intimidating when you’re living with a spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D). What do you do if the interviewer offers a hand to shake your hand and you have limited arm movement? How do you convey your skills and qualifications to an interviewer who is not accustomed to working with people with disabilities? How do you answer questions the interviewer is not supposed to ask? This webinar provides strategies for answering these and other questions that emerge from job interviews for people with SCI/D. Register for webinar here:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2268837126437915650
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