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U.S. Department of Education Launches New Website Accessibility Technical Assistance Initiative

U.S. Department of Education Launches New Website Accessibility Technical Assistance Initiative May 17, 2018 Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced it is launching a new technical assistance initiative to assist schools, districts, state education agencies, libraries, colleges and universities in making their websites and online programs accessible to individuals with disabilities. Through webinars, OCR will provide information technology professionals with vital information on website accessibility, including tips for making their online programs accessible. The initiative announced today, on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, builds on OCR’s history of providing technical assistance on this issue to hundreds of stakeholders. “As more educational opportunities are delivered online, we need to ensure those programs, services and activities are accessible to everyone,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, “OCR’s technical assistance will help us continue to forge important partnerships with schools for the benefit of students and parents with disabilities.”… Read More > U.S. Department of Education Launches New Website Accessibility Technical Assistance Initiative

New WISE Webinar-Ticket to Work: Support on Your Journey to Financial Independence

Ticket to Work: Support on Your Journey to Financial Independence  Wednesday, June 27, 2018 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET Click the link to register: https://choosework.ssa.gov/webinar/ Join us on Wednesday, June 27, for the next WISE webinar and learn more about Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) program. During the webinar, we’ll discuss: Choosing work, whether you’re returning to work or looking for your first job Social Security rules and programs that may help you as you pursue your goals and financial independence Your path to work, with information on the different phases of the journey and where you can find support Our guest presenters will also provide information about choosing a service provider, setting and pursuing work goals, and resources available to help you transition to the workplace. The Ticket program supports career development for people ages 18 – 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI/SSDI). The program is free and voluntary. It helps people with disabilities move toward financial independence and connects them… Read More > New WISE Webinar-Ticket to Work: Support on Your Journey to Financial Independence