Accessible Workplaces

Help Businesses to See Workplace Inclusion as a Recruiting Strategy in a Tight Labor Market

In my part of New York State the labor force is shrinking. In fact, even in most parts of the country with a growing labor force, the number of available workers is growing more slowly than the demand for new workers (and replacements for workers leaving the workforce). Businesses are really feeling the pain of a tight labor market and are struggling to recruit workers. Many businesses are open to hiring from more diverse ...more »

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Using Electronic Surrogates to Provide Transportation Access

The essence of transportation is not about moving. It is about providing access to people, places, things, and services. The growing use and sophistication of information and communication technologies allow us to consider greater use of electronic surrogates to supplant actual trip making to give us most or all of the benefits of actually moving ourselves and things around. The advent of additive manufacturing (i.e., ...more »

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Using Electronic Surrogates to Provide Workplace Access

The essence of transportation is not about moving. It is about providing access to people, places, things, and services. The growing use and sophistication of information and communication technologies allow us to consider greater use of electronic surrogates to supplant actual trip making to give us most or all of the benefits of actually moving ourselves and things around. The advent of additive manufacturing (i.e., ...more »

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Adaptive design thinking and fabrication

As a young woman with a disability that uses a motorized wheelchair. I have had the opportunity to work in various work environments but only one where my adaptation needs were recognized. I think that most individuals with disabilities have the capacity to be employed but often times there is an adaptation needed that prevents them reaching their full potential other in the workplace, school, social dynamics, and in ...more »

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several layers of complexity

1. social security has a myriad of under-utilized programs that help disabled people get to work. well social security itself needs major overhaul. you should be able to do all transactions online, universal form/standardization for what is needed for these programs (e.g. i utilized the part of being a grant funded researcher to keep my social security while i was a researcher. no one knew what information to send. one ...more »

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Social security disability applications and employment specialists

Only one-third (34.9%) of working-age people with disabilities were employed on average in 2015 according to the 2016 Disability Statistics Annual Report compared to over two-thirds (76%) of people without disabilities (https://disabilitycompendium.org/). This ratio has been roughly the same since 2010. Over the years, the federal government has funded research and demonstration projects to test strategies to improve ...more »

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Better Coordination among all service provider types.

There is little coordination between State VR programs, WIOA service providers, Employment Networks, WIPA teams and other vocational service providers. After reading through some of the ideas submitted, there seems to be a great deal of confusion about what resources and supports are currently available. It had been my understanding that these issues were to be addressed in the comprehensive state plans required under ...more »

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it's not that hard

Too many employers believe that it is too hard and too expensive to accomodate people with disabilities and the truth is that on average it costs less than $500 to accomodate an employee with a disability. My idea would consist of giving $500 grants to businesses with the stipulation that they must use the money to hire and accomodate at least one person with a disability.

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collaborate with Centers for Independent Living

There needs to be more collaboration with Centers for Independent Living (CILs.) CILs focus on what is needed for independent living, including employment. They would work with students with disabilities as they start to transition from school to work. CILs could conduct disability awareness trainings for employers to combat stigma and misperceptions of people with disabilities. DVR (Division of Vocational and Rehabilitative ...more »

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medical supports

There needs to be medical supports available for individuals with disabilities with medical complexity who wish to work. Too often students graduate and then sit at home because they don't have the supports needed for employment.

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Accountability

States need to hold Uber, Lyft, Via accountable for not abiding by the ADA. Work with advocates to find viable solutions that offer the same service. If a nondisabled person shouldn't have to wait 30min - 1 hour, than neither should a disabled person. paratransit needs to be restructured. Too often seats are empty and those who work are not eligible for the service. even if you take paratransit, poor customer service, ...more »

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