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Agenda for 2nd WIOA Advisory Committee Meeting Now Available

The agenda for the second meeting of the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities is now available. This meeting will be held March 23 and 24 in Washington, D.C., and is open to the public. The minutes from the first meeting, held in January, are also now available. The committee is a key part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

CSUN 2015 Highlights Innovations in Accessible Technology

ODEP’s Chief of Staff Dylan Orr was one of thousands of people who gathered in San Diego earlier this month for California State University, Northridge’s annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, commonly referred to as “CSUN.” In a recent post on DOL’s blog, Orr gave a report on the innovations he observed, both tangible and not.

Webinar to Address Value of Interns with Disabilities

On March 26 at 2 p.m., ODEP’s Employer TA Center will host Cultivating Talent for Tomorrow: The Value of Interns with Disabilities, a webinar addressing how internships for people with disabilities can help achieve workforce diversity goals, including in the context of Section 503 compliance, and how the Workforce Recruitment Program can help employers source qualified interns with disabilities.

New Guides Offer Quick Access to Information and Resources — the Federal government’s central source for disability-related information and services — recently developed a series of 14 “Guides to Information and Resources” addressing a range of topics of interest to its users, from accommodations to employment to transportation. To help the user get started, each guide includes a list of quick links.

EEOC Seeks Public Input on Regulatory Review Process

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — which enforces federal laws prohibiting discrimination, including on the basis of disability — is seeking public input on its ongoing review of existing regulations being conducted pursuant to Executive Order 13563, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.” Comments may be submitted through April 20, 2015.

Blog Post Asks, “Where Are the CEOs and Executive Managers with Disabilities?”

John Kemp, President and CEO of The Viscardi Center, recently penned a guest blog post in which he urged employers and others to consider why there are not more people with disabilities in senior executive positions and shared resources, including ODEP’s Employer TA Center, they can use to make the corporate ladder — or as he says, “ramp” — more accessible.