The AoD Disability Employment TA Center’s National Community of Practice (CoP) webinar, “Reflecting on the Americans with Disabilities Act: Advancements in Technological Support Solutions on the Job in a COVID World”, was hosted Tuesday, July 13, 2021, from 3:00-4:30 P.M. Eastern Time.
Join the Disability Employment TA Center as we celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by highlighting the importance of technological innovation in supporting and propelling individuals with disabilities to secure and maintain competitive, integrated employment (CIE). Participants will get the opportunity to hear opening remarks from Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator for the Administration for Community Living, on the impact that technological advancements have had in fulfilling the promise of the ADA. Then, participants will learn about innovative assistive technologies and applications that help individuals with significant disabilities improve their productivity and interpersonal communications in the workplace. Experts from the AT3 Center will also speak about the role that federally-funded assistive technology programs in every state and territory under the Assistive Technology Act can play in partnership with AoD grantees at the state and local level to enhance employment and economic outcomes for individuals with disabilities by increasing access to vital assistive technologies. Finally, participants will hear the real-life success stories of two individuals with disabilities who benefited from individualized technological solutions to help them achieve CIE.