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Doing Your Job

Tools for Filling Out Timesheets/Simplified Timesheets

Many workers are hourly employees and need to record what hours they are working - some timesheets are simple, just asking the employee to put the number of hours worked. Others are complex - asking start and stop times, lunch breaks, type of work done, etc. Simplifying timesheets can make them more accessible. For the more complicated timesheets, I think it would be great to create some sort of app that let employees ...more »

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Networking & Using Social Media

Training of Title II of the ADA

Many government employees know about Title III of the ADA but not Title II for issues of services, programs, and policies, in local, state level. The main response for request for reasonable accommodations is no funding to provide such accommodations or unaware of Title II of the ADA. How can people with disabilities find out the funding for reasonable accommodations?

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Looking for Jobs

On-line training for persons confined to their home

My son works in a position that does on-line marketing for internet based businesses. If there was a step by step web-based training program developed for persons who cognisant but immobile - they could learn the job tasks / data entry transactions at their own pace, that should open a few opportunities with internet companies for those who are not mobile, but willing and able to work.

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Looking for Jobs

Job Description Expansion

Often, job sites list tons of options, but for folks like me--dyslexic, they are often a dead-end. I am an oral tradition storyteller and a writer, but often neither of those categories is listed and I don't know where to look. Categories that list sub-topics, such as Writer: technical writing, copy/ad-writing, creative writing, journalism, etc., would be most helpful, and might save time for both the applicant and potential ...more »

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Finding Information (on the web)

Prepare for information literacy

While still in school all students with disabilities need to master computer literacy, able to access the Internet fluidly, have knowledge of software and apps that provide access, and if needed hardware such as joy sticks other technologies for those with mobility challenges. This is important in the new world of information for all, but especially for those with disabilities and the future of the job market.

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