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More Guidance and Information about the ACCESS for All Certification in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and Oklahoma ABLE Tech are working to create a process that will grant certification to Oklahoma Workforce System Partner entities under the Access for All initiative. You can find out more about this process in the Roadmap for Physical and Technology Accessibility Standards Certification. We are also working on tools that will help entities to go through the certification process. 

Two More ACCESS for All Webinars Scheduled

We have two more live webinars scheduled this spring. On April 19 we will talk about some of the common things that keep web pages and other content from being accessible. Then on May 24 we will introduce some of the concepts around making PDF content accessible. The Workforce System has a large web presence that engages Job Seekers and Employers in Oklahoma. Please join us for these webinars to learn more about making the web more accessible to everyone! Details and archives of past webinars are on the Access for All Training and Events page.

Disability Compendium for 2016 Released

The Disability Compendium is updated with data from 2016. This excellent resource provides data about people with disabilities in the United States. 

You can also view slides and other content from the State of the Science Conference and Disability Compendium Release to get some additional background information about the science and data behind the Compendium.

About Oklahoma ABLE Tech

Oklahoma ABLE Tech is a federally funded Assistive Technology Act Program serving Oklahoma. ABLE Tech provides training and technical assistance to Oklahoma state agencies, higher education, and CareerTech to help ensure that Oklahomans have full access to services, education, and employment opportunities.  ABLE Tech’s role includes collaboration with the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to assist with the oversight and implementation of Oklahoma’s Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility law and standards. Learn more about the Workforce System training and technical assistance on the Oklahoma ABLE Tech website.

About the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) expands opportunities for employment, independent life and economic self-sufficiency by helping Oklahomans with disabilities bridge barriers to success in the workplace, school and at home.   DRS partners with numerous state groups, organizations and employers to provide Oklahomans with disabilities enhanced services. DRS is committed to Access for All in overcoming barriers to employment and services for consumers with disabilities statewide.