"In an economy where companies are facing serious talent shortages, workers with disabilities offer a great value proposition. They not only bring expertise and experience to the table, they help organizations create a more inclusive workplace culture, said Kathy Martinez, head of the ODEP. “Diversification breeds innovation,” she added."
See the full article here:
http://www.workforce.com/articles/20700-the-untapped-talent-pool-of-people-with-disabilities... more »
Conduct public speaking efforts to educate youth and organizations serving youth with disabilies about STEM and other professional positions. Include any financial support for training programs that derive from Federal, State, and other areas.
Many folks with disabilities encounter unrealistic barriers in taking graduate school and professional entrance exams. Some of these barriers include high test cost/price, excessive disability documentation, lack of reasonable accommodations, and lack of appropriate testing facilities for individuals with disabilities.
A generally "forgotten" aspect to those with disabilities is showing those same people how those disabilities are actually an asset.
It is well known in the Arts that "one must suffer" for their art, and some of the greatest art of all time has come from this. Beethoven wrote some of the greatest... more »
"WizKidz Science and Technology Centers developed the S.T.E.A.D.Y Academy initiative to spark and enhance students' with disabilities interest in science and technology education, two areas that fall short for servicing students with disabilities.... more »
to those with physical and mental disabilities. As employees we fall short on requesting accommodations in our workplaces, for a multitude of reasons.
Notably one of the leading offenders of
taunting, humiliating and bullying their own (the disabled or different, often targeted) is the nursing profession,
where such conduct requires a zero tolerance,... more »
EASI Webinar: Math Education for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Tuesday, August 12 at 11 Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 Central and 2 PM Eastern
Presenters: Dave Schleppenbach and Wunji Lau from gh, LLC
Almost all STEM fields require high competence in mathematics, a subject that is notoriously difficult to effectively present to... more »
A number of programs exist to evaluate community colleges in their efforts to recruit underrepresented groups in STEM. Local community colleges and high schools could coordinate efforts to identify and recruit promising students with disabilities as part of the transition process. Programs for adult learners with disabilities could also be useful as well.
It means to find work... more »