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On behalf of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), we thank you for sharing your ideas and comments and providing your input on recommendations about making web-­based tools easier to use for workers with intellectual disabilities, cognitive issues, traumatic brain injuries and other disabilities.

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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 »

Submitted by (@desertlily77)

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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?

Submitted by (@hlp14315)

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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.

Submitted by (@william.s.wood)

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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 »

Submitted by (@saundrakelley)

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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.

Submitted by (@jparissalb)

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Doing Your Job

Personalized task guides using context aware mobile devices

Provide step-by-step job guidance for people with more severe cognitive disabilities. By providing step by step guidance for simple jobs (cleaning, cooking, store stock maintenance) that is tailored to the specific job and person and adding context aware functionality, time to task mastery would be shortened, some who are not capable due to cognitive or mnemonic issues can be employed and soft-skills, the lack of which ...more »

Submitted by (@carmien)

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Looking for Jobs

Steps to take to find the job that you want:

Can someone outline the steps that Individuals with disabilities need to take to find the "right" job?.

Submitted by (@eedouard2)

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The Information on Jobs.

The opportunities I find are different pending where you live this is due to social, economic, and political environments. ASD even in a state is viewed differently depending on region. The support services in East Texas are virtually non existent in the West. Worse the public perception of Autism is not even that enlightening. It means in West Texas that Autism means that you have intellectual disabilities and people ...more »

Submitted by (@whitneymohrhauser)

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Looking for Jobs

Disabled bedridden Need Jobs also "From Home"

I don't see any categories for Disabled people that NEED jobs also that they can do from home on their computer if they are bedridden. Many are only "physically disabled" and thus can NOT stand in Job Lines, and Need Help they can receive either Online or by phone from Home. We also WANT to Work, are not brain dead, just physically disabled, and do not collect ANY Disability or Welfare payments so we need HELP, please..... ...more »

Submitted by (@angel.mac87)

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Applying for Jobs

Provide a live contact

Have case management staff available to provide direct online or phone assistance or both to anyone who answers yes they need help completing the application.

Submitted by (@seng2590)

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Applying for Jobs

Live chat

An area that could easily be created would be to offer online chat. Seems when a question comes up during the application process online, there is no way to get an answer and therefore one must just wing it. Online chat is available on many sites like banking and can be really helpful for quick process questions or to interpret the meaning of a question if not understood.

Submitted by (@seng2590)

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Doing Your Job

In house training on advanced software tools

I am a CPA and wok in payroll accounting. I don't know how I would do my job without knowing some of Excel's advanced features. However, I had to go outside the company to get a class on these topics.

 

You would think companies would want to give employees as many tools as they can just to increase productivity.

Submitted by (@scottdacpa)

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