Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Why I Wrote the Americans with Disabilities Act

Editor’s Note: This has been cross-posted from the Washington Post online. You can view the original here. In January 1987, I sat down at a word processor in my small office at the National Council on Disability and began writing the first draft of a bill. NCD published my draft of the Americans with Disabilities [...]

By | 2017-01-12T09:37:18+00:00 July 29th, 2015|EEOC News, News|Comments Off on Why I Wrote the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Importance of Section 508 Accessibility Compliance

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was amended by Congress in 1998 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Although it's only required for Federal agencies, Section 508 accessibility should be crucial to all businesses because unavailable information hinders the ability to acquire and utilize technology quickly [...]

By | 2017-01-12T09:37:19+00:00 July 4th, 2015|News, OFCCP News|Comments Off on The Importance of Section 508 Accessibility Compliance

ADA25: How WIOA is Expanding Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Two milestones are converging this month. July is the 25th anniversary of the passage of the American with Disabilities Act, which has made significant improvement in the lives of people with disabilities. July also is the first anniversary of the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a major bipartisan accomplishment and the first [...]

By | 2017-01-12T09:37:19+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|EEOC News, News|Comments Off on ADA25: How WIOA is Expanding Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities