National Disability Employment Awareness Month “Americans of all abilities must have access to good, safe jobs,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “Smart employers know that including different perspectives in problem-solving situations leads to better solutions. Hiring employees with diverse abilities... Continue Reading
We all must get better prepared for major earthquakes, and practice how to protect ourselves when they happen. What we do now will determine our quality of life after our next big earthquake. Are you prepared to survive and recover quickly? Support Solutions will be joining millions of people worldwide as we practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:19 a.m. on October 19* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills! Are you prepared? Check out the video below to find out!
by Shaun Heasley at DisabilityScoop Google is looking to the public in an effort to make navigating the world easier for people with disabilities. The search giant is asking users to add information about wheelchair accessibility to entries on Google Maps. “Because anyone can identify and label wheelchair-friendly locations directly on the map, it’s easy to share this knowledge around the world. But not everyone knows this tool exists, so we want to do more,” wrote Sasha Blair-Goldensohn — a software engineer for Google Maps who uses a wheelchair — in a post this month about the new push. “We’re calling on Local Guides, a community of people who contribute their expertise about places on Google Maps, to add more wheelchair accessibility attributes to the map.” Read more: http://bit.ly/2jED24J