Work/Productivity

Get to work with AT Accommodations: JAN

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
1:30 PM Pacific, 4:30 Eastern

Learn about an employer's obligation to provide accommodations and the Job Accommodation Network.

Ability Tools presents JAN Consultants Bill McCollam and Teresa Goddard

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Advocating for Your Rights & Acquiring AT from Dept. of Rehabilitation - The Client Assistance Program (CAP)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
10:30 AM Pacific, 1:30 PM Eastern

Learn about the California Client Assistance Program (CAP) and how to obtain assistive technology from DOR. CAP provides advocacy services to help clients understand the rehabilitation process and to ensure that clients’ legal rights are protected as they prepare for, obtain or maintain employment.

Join AbilityTools  to learn about the Client Assistance Program (CAP) and how to obtain assistive technology from DOR. CAP provides advocacy services to help clients of the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) understand the rehabilitation process and to ensure that clients’ legal rights are protected as they prepare for, obtain or maintain employment.

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Opportunities in Computing and IT Fields for People with Disabilities

Thursday, February 13, 2014
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

EASI presents Richard Ladner.

EASI's webinar will help you learn about opportunities in computing and IT academic programs and career fields that can be pursued by students with disabilities. Hear about success stories, promising practices, and useful resources.

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Change Your View of AT to Support Employees

August 27, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet University presents low cost devices that can be purchased from local stores, easy modifications, and iPad apps.

Assistive technology can help individuals with disabilities be more independent and productive in a wide variety of vocational settings.  This webinar from AbleNet University will clarify how to identify what tools may be needed and then a fun look at various assistive technology tools to help with task analysis, prompting/directing, computer access, and  modifying the environmen

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ADA Network presents AT and the Interactive Process

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

For employers: How Assistive Technology (AT) demonstrations, equipment loans, and ADA support and technical assistance from the ADA Network may enhance the interactive accommodation process.

It is important that employers understand new technologies, accommodation strategies and best practices to assist and support employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Technology Act States and ADA Regional Centers have valuable free services to assist employers and employees with job accommodations. Each individual employee accommodation solution requires research and time.

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JAN Webcast: Best Practices (Accommodation at Qualcomm)

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

Michelle Maybaum, Sr. Manager, Employee Relations with Qualcomm, Incorporated, will share how Qualcomm has implemented best practices in hiring, retaining, and accommodating talented workers with disabilities. The session will also include Qualcomm's approach to hiring and retaining wounded and injured service members.

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IPad Apps for Scheduling

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
3 PM Pacific, 6 PM Eastern

iPad apps for scheduling, reminders, and task instructions can assist people with disabilities, including autism.

Center for Accessible Technology AT Specialist Jennifer MacDonald Peltier will share several apps that help people stay on task, keep schedules, and perform multi-step tasks, including timers, task modelers, and schedulers. This is also an opportunity to share, so bring any recommendations you have for apps like these. 

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Real Time Captioning for Employment and Work Settings (Captioning and CART)

CCAC logoPrepared by the CCAC (Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning, a voluntary grass-roots advocacy and education network, see www.ccacaptioning.org)

October 2011

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Assistive Technology and Employment

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which covers employment, specifically covers “purchase of equipment or modifications to existing equipment” as an appropriate accommodation that would allow someone with a disability to accept or retain a job. This article covers how to use information from the ATC and elsewhere to determine what equipment may be appropriate for meeting an employee’s needs.

New Strategies

An employee or potential employee may not have prior experience using accommodations, and may not know what strategies or equipment will best meet their needs. You can search ATC for information about possible solutions based on the following criteria:

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