Thursday Oct. 29, 2020
How to Build Inclusive Workspaces for Diverse Abilities
10 to 11 a.m.
Virtual

 

How to Build Inclusive Workspaces for Diverse Abilities

We are celebrating 75 years of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year's theme is Increasing Access and Opportunity. It is also the 30-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The purpose of NDEAM is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. Join us to learn how we can build more inclusive workspaces for diverse abilities. 

Speakers:
Karen Chawner, HR Director, SWS
Jigna Patel, Project Coordinator, TCDS
Ana Canevero, Loan Coordinator, TCDS
Jordyn Jensen, Program Mentor, TCDS

Resources:
Texas Technology Access Program -  https://ttap.disabilitystudies.utexas.edu/ 
Disability: IN - https://disabilityin.org/  
Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion - https://askearn.org/topics/neurodiversity-in-the-workplace/  
Neurodiversity in the Workplace - https://nitw.org/ 
SHRM Foundation – Employing Abilities @Work Certificate - https://employingabilities.org
Disability Visibility (podcast) - https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast/ 
Job Accommodation Network - https://askjan.org/ 
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials - http://aem.cast.org/  (See sections on ensuring workplace accessible materials) 
Ticket to Work - https://www.ssa.gov/work/ 

Richie Parker and Hendrick Performance (YouTube)
How do you get through your day? Make it from one place to another? One task to the next? Watch Richie Parker's incredible story of tenacity and adaptability.