The Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DEED-VRS) division administers the following activity through the Employment Services for Individuals who are Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing grant program authorized in Minnesota Statute 268A.16. Activity: Ongoing Employment Support Services for Individuals who are Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing. Grants for this activity are to provide ongoing employment support services to individuals who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing to empower individuals to maintain and advance in competitive, integrated employment.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Reviewing the Basics
Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), celebrated on the third Thursday in May, promotes awareness of digital accessibility and inclusion. Digital accessibility is an enormous and ever-growing collection of insights and solutions; really, it is as large as the field of technology itself. So, we present a few basic pieces anyone can use to improve accessibility. On this day, let us commit, or recommit, to making digital information more accessible and inclusive for everyone.
Text of the Inclusive Postsecondary Education Day Proclamation
The Minnesota Council on Disability (MCD) is pleased to share the text of Governor Walz’s Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Day Proclamation with our audience. MCD proudly works with advocates to advance access to higher education.
Widening Postsecondary Education Pathway for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Today’s blog post is by guest bloggers Gage Robinson and Mary Hauff. Gage is a persistent, life-long learner with an intellectual disability (ID). He is continuing his education through his school district’s transition program and wants to go to college to pursue his interests and career of his choice. Mary is a parent, co-leader of the Minnesota Inclusive Higher Education Consortium and The Arc Minnesota Public Policy Committee member. She has become a leading expert on inclusive higher education in the state of Minnesota. Together, they want to provide insight into why inclusive postsecondary education is so important and the status of introduced legislation that will increase access to Minnesota postsecondary education for students with ID across the state.
Viviendo con una Discapacidad como Latina en MN
HACER MN (Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research) está invitando a Latinos que se identifiquen con una discapacidad viviendo en los condados del sureste de Minnesota (Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona) así como a sus cuidadores y familiares a participar en grupos de enfoque para entender mejor las barreras y desafíos que enfrentan para poder lograr una vida independiente. Se estarán obsequiando tarjetas de Amazon de $25 a cada participante.
Living with a Disability as a Latine in MN
The Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER MN) is inviting Latin Americans/Latinos who identify as disabled living in Southeast MN Counties (Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona) as well as their caregivers and family members to participate in a focus group to understand the barriers and challenges they face to achieve an independent life.