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Department of Labor to Measure Federal Contractors’ Compliance with Veterans and People with Disabilities Employment Rules

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections recently held a hearing to examine the Department of Labor’s recent final rules from its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regarding federal contractors hiring of veterans and people with disabilities. “With jurisdiction over so many employees and companies, the work OFCCP does to level the playing field … Read More

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Disability Treaty CRPD, an Opportunity for American Leadership

Friday, November 22, 2013

Human rights activists filled the room to support Senate ratification of the disability rights treaty at the second hearing on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on November 21. The CRPD is an international human rights treaty that seeks to provide a … Read More

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Disability Rights Advocates Call for Transportation Equity

Thursday, March 1, 2012

At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, civil rights, human rights, and disability rights advocates discussed how federal transportation policies can be improved to meet the needs of one of the nation’s most transit-dependent communities: people with disabilities. Co-hosted by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the … Read More

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At Senate Hearing, Advocates Discuss Lack of Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities

Monday, November 28, 2011

Disability rights advocates emphasized the need for accessible public transportation at a recent Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing. “The lack of available, affordable and accessible transportation is one of the most significant and persistent problems faced by people with disabilities,” said Billy Altom, executive director of the Association of Programs for … Read More

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Employment of People with Disabilities Improving, but Disparities Remain, According to Surveys

Friday, October 22, 2010

Twenty years after the enactment of Americans with Disabilities Act, gaps and disparities in the employment situation of people with disabilities still remain, according to recent surveys conducted by the Kessler Foundation and the National Organization on Disability (NOD).While 59 percent of Americans without disabilities polled in a July 2010 survey were employed, the number … Read More

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