Training, Events, and Opportunities to Participate

Workforce Recruitment Program Seeks Recruiters

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a nationwide recruitment and referral program, managed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Defense. The program connects the federal government and select private sector employers with highly-motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities through summer or permanent jobs. Volunteers are needed to serve as WRP recruiters for the upcoming recruitment season, which runs from October 28 through November 18, 2019. The required recruiter training is conducted online and can be completed in about 90 minutes. Registration is open until August 30.

LiveWell RERC App Factory 2019-2020 Call for Proposals

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Information and Communications Technology Access (LiveWell RERC) released its annual App Factory call for proposals. Experienced organizations or individual developers based in the U.S. or Canada are invited to submit proposals for financial support to develop assistive and/or accessibility apps for mobile platforms (e.g., Android, iOS, Windows), sensors, home automation, smart speakers, wearables, the Internet of Things (IoT) and/or cloud computing. Proposals are due on August, 15 2019.

ADANN Seeks Input on Serving Older People and Latinos/Hispanics with Disabilities

The ADA National Network (ADANN) is interested in how to better serve older people and Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities. The results of these assessments will help inform outreach to support people with disabilities in understanding their rights and awareness of services.

  • Older Person Service Providers Needs Assessment
    If you support older people with disabilities or medical challenges, we are seeking your input on how older people get and use information about their rights under the ADA.
  • Older Adults Needs Assessment
    We would like to better understand how to ensure older people with disabilities have information about their rights under the ADA. If you are an older person with a disability or an on-going health or medical concern that impacts your ability to participate in your community, we are looking for your input.
  • Latinos / Hispanics ADA Needs Assessment
    We would like to better understand how to reach and support Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities in understanding their rights under the ADA.