As Disability Pride Month draws to a close, a few programs are coming up that provide opportunities for career development, focusing on such topics as navigating the job search, training for a specific career, and how employers can make their workplaces more inclusive of people with disabilities. All these sessions are free of charge and include:
On August 4, 2022, the British company FairHQ will present “How to design a disability-inclusive workplace.” This program, which begins at 13:30 BST (British Summer Time)/8:30 am, Eastern Time (ET), is designed for employers and seeks to explore how they can understand disability in the workplace and “design disability-friendly jobs.” The goal is to create career opportunities that are accessible and eliminate “disability discrimination in the workplace.” Find out more and register on Eventbrite for How to design a disability-inclusive workplace.
On August 11, 2022, RochesterWorks! Workshops is hosting a “Disability and Disclosure” session from 10 am to 12 pm ET. Workshop participants will learn strategies that people with disabilities can use while seeking a job. Topics to be covered include rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if, when and how to disclose a disability, reasonable accommodations, and more. For additional information and to register, go to the Eventbrite page for Disability and Disclosure Tickets.
Also on August 11, 2022, at 5 pm ET, the Industrial Designers Society of America is having a panel discussion about “Disability and Design: Breaking Barriers in Education.” The program will focus on the “design barriers faced by students with disabilities, and the ways in which the industrial design community can help support equitable academic opportunities. Industrial Design education has a rigid curriculum that poses challenges to students with disabilities. “While students with disabilities have the same passion and skill for design as their peers,” they often face unique circumstances that limit opportunities. Individualized accommodations, effective communication, and flexibility regarding work methods and environments can lead to success. Panelists are students, graduates, and educators, who will share their experiences and respond to questions about “navigating academia with disabilities.” Register and sign in for Disability and Design: Breaking Barriers in Education Tickets here.