Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Tom Harkin (D-IA), John Barrasso (R-WY), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced their support for U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Senate consent to U.S. ratification of CRPD will recognize the fundamental values of non-discrimination and equal access for persons with disabilities in all areas of life and help protect Americans with disabilities who work and travel abroad from discrimination, including disabled veterans.
DOL's Office of Disability Employment Policy has launched its first disability-related application challenge. In announcing the challenge, Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez said that “using today’s technology, we hope to inspire creative and innovative solutions to the pressing employment-related problems faced by people with disabilities.”
The goal of the app challenge is to promote recruitment resources for employers, develop job training and skill-building tools for job seekers, facilitate employment-related transportation options, and expand Information Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility.
Nearly three years after signing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Obama administration is asking the U.S. Senate to grant final approval of the treaty.
The Board of Directors of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) announced today that it has appointed Jim Cudahy as its executive director and CEO, effective June 1.
By David H. Kirkwood, Hearing Health Matters 4/2/2012
The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) has called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to start enforcing its regulations governing hearing aids, even when the devices are ostensibly “personal sound amplification devices” or PSAPs.