The following appointments have been made. We are pleased welcome the following members: Katherine MacDonald – Rochester, MN Council on Disability Member Effective: July 3, 2017 Term Expires: January 6, 2020 Replacing: David Schwartzkopf Joshua Melvin – Stillwater, MN Council on Disability Member Effective: July 3, 2017 Term Expires: January 6, 2020 Replacing: Carlos Vasquez Continue Reading 2017 Council Appointments
We are pleased to announce that the Minnesota Council on Disability has a new look (and a new name). This is part of a multi-agency rebranding effort to create a more unified look across state government. Over the next couple of months, all of our agency communications will be updated to reflect these design changes. Continue Reading The Minnesota Council on Disability Has a New Look!
Join us in celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act and reaffirming our Rights! Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm Come for some or all of the events 1:00: Gathering & orientation at the MN History Center 1:30: Disability Rights March to the Capitol 2:30: Disability Rights Rally in the Capitol Rotunda Continue Reading Disability Rights March & Rally!
What is Digital Accessibility? Broadly speaking, digital accessibility refers to electronic information and communications designed to “work for all people, whatever their hardware, software, language, culture, location, or physical or mental ability.” (Accessibility – W3C) Digital accessibility is about making electronic information and communications available to people with a variety of disabilities: auditory, cognitive and Continue Reading Principles of Digital Accessibility
The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities introduced the Partners in Policymaking program in 1987, and, through expansion to other states and countries, has trained more than 27,000 people worldwide. Nationally recognized Partners in Policymaking® program opens for applications, offered at no cost To increase their knowledge and confidence, and gain new tools and strategies Continue Reading Partners in Policymaking Program Opens for Applications
State funding is urgently needed for employment services for adults with disabilities. “Employing people with disabilities in competitive jobs is a win for the state, for employers and for workers.” “ROI: Every $1 invested in Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) yields nearly $9 in consumer wages.” Your action is urgently needed to preserve employment services. Jobs Continue Reading Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities: Call for Action