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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB ANNOUNCEMENT PENSACOLA, FLORIDACenter for Independent Living of Northwest Florida, Inc. dba CIL Disability Resource Center (CILDRC) is searching for an experienced and dynamic Executive Director to lead a small not-for-profit organization.CILDRC is a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential private non-profit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with [...]

Webinar: Exploring Assistive Technology (AT) Programs

The National Disability Institute will host a webinar exploring assistive technology (AT) programs and how it can be used to help individuals build their finances. This webinar will define assistive technology, give examples of assistive technology resource programs, and also discuss ways to access the programs across the nation. This webinar will take place on [...]

New system allows wheelchair-users to park their unoccupied cars

A wheelchair-user has successfully tested a system that allows an unoccupied car to be parked after its driver has left the vehicle, using technology that could be publicly available within a year. The organisations developing the system, demonstrated in the last few days at a hotel in Greenwich, London, believe it could make life far [...]

Labor Department Releases Report on Increasing Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities has released its final report. The report summarizes the findings and recommendations of the Committee on ways to increase competitive employment opportunities for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The Committee was developed as part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. [...]