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ONLINE VIDEOS ON
DISABILITY AND EMPLOYMENT

 

FOR EMPLOYERS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
FOR SERVICE AGENCIES MISCELLANEOUS VIDEOS
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VIDEOS FOR EMPLOYERS

10 Small Business Mistakes - clarifies some basic misunderstandings that small employers commonly hold about the ADA. (Department of Justice - 13 Minutes)

Access to Technology in the Workplace: In Our Own Words - employees with a variety of disabilities describe how they use computers and promote the provision of accessible electronic and information technology in the workplace. (DO-IT - 12 Minutes)

Accessibility: Technology for Everyone - features six professionals with disabilities pursuing successful and satisfying careers in business and government using a wide range of accessible technology. (Microsoft - 16 Minutes)

A Hire Vision - "What Employers Want to Know About Hiring Visually Impaired Workers” promotes the benefits of hiring workers who are blind or have low vision. (American Foundation for the Blind - 7 Minutes)

Customers with Disabilities - CNNfn "Maverick of the Morning" interview with Carmen Jones of Solutions Marketing Group - a marketing consulting firm dedicated to providing businesses with innovative marketing strategies that target consumers with disabilities. (CNNfn - 4:41 Minutes)

Disability: Dispelling the Myths - covers people with disabilities as a pipeline of qualified workers, using the workforce system to support accommodation, and meeting the challenges of employee training and promotion. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce - 1 Hour)

Employment 101 - hear about how to hire people with disabilities and access resources to better meet the growing need of business for a skilled workforce. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce - 1 Hour)

Finding Gold: Hiring the Best and the Brightest - employers in cooperative education, internship, and other work-based learning programs show how to fully include participants with disabilities. (DO_IT - 7 Minutes)

Oregon Business Leadership Network - featuring a number of folks with disabilities and their employers, this video demonstrates how people with disabilities can be successful in the workplace. (Requires QuickTime Player - 12 Minutes)

Put Ability to Work in the 21st Century - profiles a partnership  between SunTrust Bank, Manpower, and Virginia Commonwealth University to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. (WorkSupport.com - 9 minutes)

SunTrust Bank: Creating an Inclusive Culture - this video features interviews with employees, with and without disabilities, which highlight the exemplary policies and practices of SunTrust’s inclusive corporate culture. (JAN - 8 minutes)

Telecommuting and People with Disabilities - Debra Ruh, C.E.O. of TecAccess. Over 75% of the staff at TecAccess are people with disabilities. Ms. Ruh describes how TecAccess has used technology to make the company more efficient. (WorkSupport.com - 35 Minutes)

The Business Case For Employing People with Disabilities - Testimonials by twelve employers representing companies like McDonalds, Booz, Allen, & Hamilton, Bender Consulting, and Microsoft (WorkSupport.com - 5 to 10 minutes each)

Walgreens Distribution Center in South Carolina - See NBC News coverage of this innovative distribution center that has 40% of its workforce comprised of employees with disabilities. Learn how it has increased productivity by 20%. (Two 3-minute videos)

World Wide Access: Accessible Web Design - shows how to make web pages accessible to people with disabilities. - It is particularly useful for self-instruction or group training for people who design and support websites and/or teach web design classes. (DO_IT - 10 Minutes)

WorkAble Solutions Corporate Video - This dynamic and informative video offers Canadian employers a quick summary of benefits received from recruiting and retaining persons with disabilities in their organizations. (About 3.5 minutes)

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VIDEOS FOR EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AGENCIES

Access to the Future - college career development staff share ideas for making services and programs accessible to students with disabilities (DO_IT - 14 Minutes)

Crossing the Bridge - Documentary of Nick's Copy Service - a young man with a developmental disability who is self-employed. (U of Tennessee Center on Disability - 4 Minutes)

Discovering Employment Resources demonstrates how One Stop organizations can effectively serve people with disabilities - features the Illinois Employment and Training Center. ( 11 Minutes)

Making One Stop Facilities and Services Accessible - Presenter: Marian Vessels, Director of the ADA and IT Information Center for the Mid-Atlantic Region. (WorkSupport.com - 57 Minutes)

Supported Employment & Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities - presented by Laurie Ford - nationally recognized for her extensive knowledge about employment services for people with mental illness, and for her innovative, high quality training approaches. (WorkSupport.com - 3 Minutes)

Working With Employers: Lessons Learned - Disability Navigators share their experiences. (Law, Heath Policy and Disability Center - 1 hour)

 

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VIDEOS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

ADA Signing Ceremony - documents the speech given by President George H. W. Bush when he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 26, 1990. (George Bush Presidential Library - 22 Minutes.)

Future Outlook of Spinal Cord Injury and Employment - Presentation by Lex Frieden - Senior Vice President at TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research) in Houston, Texas. (WorkSupport.com - 5 Minutes)

It's Your Career - college students with disabilities tell about work-based learning experiences and show how to gain access to these opportunities. (DO_IT - 12 Minutes)

PASS Program - overview of the Social Security Program's Plan for Achieving Self-Support - and how it can be used to save money for education, vocational training, or start-up funds for a business. (Institute for Child Health Policy - 12 Minutes)

Taking Control: "Career Tips for People with Disabilities" provides excellent, practical strategies for obtaining active, gainful employment. (Infinitec 23 Minutes)

The Next Step: This video presents personal stories from five Texans with disabilities who enrolled in colleges, universities or technical schools. The video is well-produced – fun and engaging. It gives first-hand observations of the higher education experience for students with disabilities. (Texas Developmental Disability Council - 19 minutes)

Ticket to Work Program - overview of the Social Security Program's Ticket To Work initiative. (Institute for Child Health Policy - 12 Minutes)

 

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MISCELLANEOUS VIDEOS

These aren't really employment-related, but they communicate some important perspectives on folks with disabilities...

Lazy Legz - Amazing break dancer from Montreal.

Bill Shannon - Click on "Proof" to see some awesome dance moves by the "Crutchmaster"

Jason McElwain Story - A compelling little sports video about the often unsuspected talents of people with disabilities. (ESPN - about 2 minutes)

Vancouver's Mayor Sam Sullivan - Join Mayor Sullivan as he leaves his electric wheelchair for a hike. (CBC - about 5 minutes)

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ONLINE COURSES AND LEARNING

The ADA Game - players take on the role of advocates for disability rights and work together to improve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in their virtual communities.

At Your Service: Welcoming Customers with Disabilities - online course in meeting the customer service needs of customers with disabilities.

LEGACY Diversity Training - a training system to equip One-Stop staff and their partners with the skills needed to provide high quality workforce development services to persons with disabilities.

Reaching Out to Customers with Disabilities - An online workshop developed by the US Department of Justice.

Diversity: A Competitive Advantage - Two informative and practical video courses for business executives and managers on tapping into the talent pool represented by people with disabilities. (National Business Services Alliance)

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