Webinar on accessible technology and employees with cognitive, developmental disabilities to be held Aug. 2 by US Labor Department's ODEP

Jul 31, 2012, 15:00 ET from U.S. Department of Labor

Event will be 2nd in online educational series

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Accessible Technology's Impact on the Employment of People with Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities" will take place Aug. 2 to address the current state of accessible technology for those with cognitive and developmental disabilities, as well as its potential for the future.

This webinar is the second in a series of free online events titled "AT Works" exploring the connection between emerging technologies and the employment of people with disabilities. The series is part of a U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy technology initiative promoting the accessibility of workplace technology as a means to increasing the hiring, retention and advancement of people with disabilities in the public and private sectors.

WHO: Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy
Ari Ne'eman, president and co-founder, Autistic Self Advocacy Network

WHAT: "Accessible Technology's Impact on the Employment of People with Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities" webinar

WHERE: The webinar can be accessed at http://s.dol.gov/U7 at the scheduled time. The password is ODEPwebinar2. This event will be live audio-captioned.  Registration is not required.

The event also will offer a real-time Twitter feed with the hashtag #Atworks.

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 2
2-3 p.m. EDT

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/Technology.htm.

A third webinar, "Accessibility and Emerging Technology – Keys to Improving the Employment of People with Disabilities," is scheduled for Aug. 16. More information will be available soon.

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SOURCE U.S. Department of Labor