2017 November | Access for All News You Can Use

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Two New Fact Sheets about Computer Keyboards and Accessibility

Oklahoma's Department of Rehabilitation Services and Oklahoma ABLE Tech are pleased to present two new additions to our fact sheet and quick reference guide collection that both focus on making sure that the web is accessible to people that use a keyboard to interact with their computer or device. Our Keyboard Accessibility in Four Words and Keyboard Accessibility Quick Reference Guides are now available alongside our other fact sheets.

Employer's Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodations

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has many great resources. This month, we highlight the JAN Employers' Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This Guide provides information about the how, what, when, where and why of providing reasonable accommodations in the workplace. 

Southern Area Receives First Access for All Certification for Architectural Accessibility

Representatives from the Southern Workforce Development Area in Oklahoma were recognized at the October 27 Governor's Council on Workforce and Economic Development meeting, held on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City. The Southern Area is the first to achieve certification for architectural accessibility under the Access for All initiative. The other Areas in the state continue to work with Access for All to make their AJCs and their web-based resources more inclusive of Job Seekers with disabilities. Congratulations to Southern!

Workforce Area Trainings Continue

Access for All is wrapping up regional training opportunities throughout the state. Access for All has coordinated a training with each of the Workforce Development Areas in the state. Each training covers disability etiquette, structural accessibility, the information and communication technology accessibility certification under Access for All and an overview of items in a set of assistive technology devices that Access for All provides for each Area. Access for All thanks each Area for dedicating time for this important topic across the state!

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, or by calling Oklahoma ABLE Tech at 800.257.1705.

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.