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July 28th, 2014 by

Since the advent of the digital age, the job application process is almost entirely conducted online. Wendy Strobel-Gower, Director of the Northeast ADA Center, contributed a blog post on the importance of making online application systems accessible to all job applicants, including people with disabilities. Wendy explains how accessible online application systems are one way to meet the requirements laid out in the final regulations for implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and lists some of the best resources for making these accommodations.

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July 25th, 2014 by

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The employment landscape has changed greatly in the years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The huge leap in technological advances has created both new opportunities and new challenges for people with disabilities in the workplace. In honor of the ADA anniversary, EARN reached out to Wendy Strobel-Gower, Director of the Northeast ADA Center, and asked her to blog about the importance of accessibility and access in online application systems.

Online application systems, which allow people to apply for open positions within a company using the internet or related electronic data technologies, are becoming increasingly common for all employers. As such, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has addressed this issue in its recently issued a final regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The final rule adds new language stating that the reasonable accommodation obligation extends to the contractor’s use of electronic or online job application systems. Federal contractors must ensure equal access to job opportunities for all applicants, including people with disabilities. Simply stated, accessible online application systems are the most expeditious way to do this.   The gold standard in accessible online systems are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). According to the World Wide Web Consortium, WCAG 2.0 has 12 guidelines that are organized under 4 principles: Continue reading →

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July 14th, 2014 by

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EARN has released a new document of frequently asked questions from employers on recruiting and retaining people with disabilities, including veterans. The document highlights key strategies employers can utilize to improve outcomes and leverage resources to facilitate an inclusive work environment.

Click here to read “FAQ: Employer Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining People with Disabilities and Veterans.”

For more information and employer resources, visit www.AskEARN.org.

 

 

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July 10th, 2014 by

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