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How can the workforce system achieve Universal Access?

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has developed “Promising Practices in Achieving Universal Access and Equal Opportunity: A Section 188 Disability Reference Guide” to assist AJCs by providing promising practices that correlate with specific nondiscrimination requirements in Section 188 and the current Section 188 regulations. The promising practices are not necessarily mandatory in every case under Section 188 or the regulations but may be considered by AJCs for the purpose of ensuring universal access and equal opportunity.
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Customer Focus
Posted On: 11/06/2017 at 02:28 PM
Author: David Jones

How can you use Storyboards in Staff Training?

The US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration in collaboration with partners released storyboards, AJC Customer Flow Scenarios to provide additional technical assistance to frontline staff of the American Job Centers. Storyboards are visual storytelling tools to humanize policy issues combined with technical assistance. Two of the five storyboards focus on disability issues from the framework of the customer and the employer.
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A Novel Approach to Staff Training
Posted On: 11/13/2017 at 04:49 PM
Author: Laura Gleneck

How did you celebrate NDEAM?

Reflecting the important role that different perspectives play in workforce success, this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is "Inclusion Drives Innovation." Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.
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NDEAM
Posted On: 11/06/2017 at 02:23 PM
Author: David Jones

What does Section 188 mean to WIOA services?

The effective date of the Section 188 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Regulations (29 CFR Part 38) Final Rule is January 3, 2017.
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Being Inclusive to All
Posted On: 11/16/2017 at 12:16 PM
Author: Jayson Gleneck

Where can you find facts on the ADA?

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.
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The U.S. Access Board Website
Posted On: 12/01/2017 at 12:07 PM
Author: David Jones