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TVRS 309: Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Foundations: Medical Aspects RSA Funded - Full or Partial

The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute | Published 9/28/2021 | The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Includes syllabus, class notes, course materials, discussion board topics and more for teaching this course. Provides an overview of the etiology, prognosis, treatment, and vocational implications of major disabling conditions, with an emphasis on physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments. Includes an introduction to culturally-relevant services, therapeutic services, restorative techniques, medical terminology, and assistive technology. The class notes contain descriptions of many disabilities and notes on culturally relevant services.
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Career Pathways Best Practices Series State Developed Resource

Virginia Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities | Published 9/17/2021 | Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services

A look at some efficient and effective career pathways practices that are being integrated in the Virginia State VR agencies including the Developing Partnerships with Employment Associations; the Paid Internship Program; Assistive Technology Loaner Library; Counselor Tools; Autism, Manufacturing Training, and Career Pathways Success; Enhancing Co-enrollments with one WIOA Workforce Center; Bridge to Career Pathways Training; and Career Interest Academies for Youth and Adults, among others.
Average Rating: 3

Linking Learning to Careers Demonstration: Impacts 24 Months After Enrollment RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Purvi Sevak, Kathleen Feeney, Todd Honeycutt, and Emily Peterson | Published 8/19/2021 | Mathematica

This report presents evidence on the impacts of Linking Learning to Careers up to two years after students enrolled in the program.
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Mad Gaming Skills and Brain Injury at the Clubhouse as We Honor Rehabilitation Counselors, Social Workers and Assistive Technology RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services | Published 2/28/2021 | Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

Welcome to episode 93 of the VR Workforce Studio Podcast, mad gaming skills and brain injury at the clubhouse. Later in today’s show, we’ll talk with Sheri, who’s a former tax representative from Jackson Hewitt and mother of two. She survived a car accident back in 2015, now as a brain injury, she tells us what it’s like to be part of a clubhouse. And Jason Young, the Executive Director of Community Brain Injury Services also joins us to talk about a new study focusing on clubhouses for people with brain injuries. And we’re really excited to bring you a story about gaming and technology, one of the hottest new careers on the horizon. And George Mason University just finished up a gaming and technology virtual job shadowing event last week
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RSA Virtual Series Automated Personalization Computer Project (APCP): Morphic RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Gregg Vanderheiden, Trace R&D Center, University of Maryland | Published 7/29/2020 | Gregg Vanderheiden, Trace R&D Center, University of Maryland

The RSA-funded Automated Personalization Computing Project (APCP) was created to increase access by individuals with disabilities to information and communication technologies (ICT). With this technology, they can store preferences in the Cloud or other technology, so that supported Internet-capable devices will automatically run their preferred assistive technology (AT) solutions. The APCP application, Morphic, is designed to also provide individuals with disabilities easy access to built-in features and one button access to websites, apps, skype calls and more. Link to RSA TA and Demonstration Projects virtual available in the NCRTM: https://ncrtm.ed.gov/RSAVirtualSeries.aspx.
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VR100 Series: Partnerships that Make a Difference RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 6/25/2020 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

On June 25, 2020, RSA showcased two partnerships that enable individuals with disabilities to benefit from advances in technology. - a decades-long partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living, Assistive Technology Program that has expanded career opportunities for individuals with disabilities through assistive technology. - a history of partnership with Department of Veterans Affairs' Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, (now known as: Veteran Readiness and Employment) and recent collaboration that has enabled counselors and Veterans with disabilities to benefit from advances in technology.
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Assistive Technology Services for Youth in the Vermont Linking Learning to Careers Program RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Frank Martin, Rich Tulikangas, Brian Guy | Published 2/20/2020 | VocRehab Vermont

Issue Brief: Assistive Technology Services for Youth in the Vermont Linking Learning to Careers Program
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Assistive Technology Services for Youth RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Frank Martin | Published 2/20/2020 | Mathematica

This brief summarizes students’ assistive technology needs and their experiences with Linking Learning to Careers' assistive technology services.
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Assistive Technology and Community Living

Administration for Community Living (ACL) | Published 8/29/2019 | Administration for Community Living (ACL)

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has released an issue brief on assistive technology. Assistive technology includes software, devices, equipment and products that improve the functioning of individuals of all ages with disabilities.
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Playlist 5: Technology Access for Individuals with Disabilities

WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor | Published 7/25/2019 | WorkforceGPS, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

The purpose of this playlist is to present information on relevant considerations that support technology access for individuals with a range of disabilities. Accessible technology is designed to meet the needs of a broad range of users. The concept of accessible design is based on two types of access—direct and indirect. Direct access is facilitated when users can customize their technology interaction. Universal Design is one approach that embeds flexible presentation and response formats to allow broad-based access, minimizing the need for assistive technology. Indirect access design is based on products, devices, services, or environments that are compatible with a person’s assistive technology (AT) such as computer screen readers.
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EPISODE 67: The Man who Makes Classrooms Comfortable and Vicki Goes to the Miss Wheelchair America Event RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Rick Sizemore and Anne Hudlow, VR Workforce Studio | Published 6/9/2019 | nne Hudlow and Rick Sizemore, VR Workforce Studio Podcast, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation.

Ira Socol, a celebrated author, consultant, consumer of assistive technology, and “the person who makes the classroom comfortable” along with. Vicki Varner, Miss Wheelchair Virginia and a former college softball player injured in a car accident, share their rehabilitation and resilience stories along with their efforts to help others. Cherie Takemoto shares accessibility resources in the NCRTM library.
Average Rating: 5

Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities (CPID) Sustainability Guide RSA Funded - Full or Partial State Developed Resource

Emily West, Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities and Kate Rolander, Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center | Published 2/10/2018 | Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (VA DARS)

This Sustainability Guide begins with a brief overview of the legislative and funding climate under which these programs operated and then hones its focus on the CPID project. The Guide’s focus is on systems alignment as a means to growing and sustaining successful career pathways programs that are targeted toward or are inclusive of individuals with disabilities (IWDs). The Guide then discusses CPID system elements, service provider partner involvement, and employer engagement. Each section includes a case study example to show how these essential workforce system elements were incorporated into actionable training programs for IWDs.
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Your Money, Your Goals: Focus on People with Disabilities

Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) | Published 9/7/2017 | Consumer Financial Protection Board

This is a companion guide to our Your Money, Your Goals financial empowerment toolkit that’s based on the idea that everyone has a right to control their own money and make their own financial decisions. Your Money, Your Goals consists of a set of modules that organizations may integrate into their daily work with the people they serve.
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The Perfect Storm of Business Engagement, Vocational Rehabilitation and Health Occupations Jobs. The Story of Odessa Johnson and AmeriCare Plus! Interpreter Material

Rick Sizemore, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center, Anne Hudlow, Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation | Published 8/15/2017 | Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Foundation

Odessa Johnson is a woman who struggled through school as the result of hearing loss and entered vocational rehabilitation because she wanted to work in health care. Anne Hudlow and Rick Sizemore interview Odessa about her VR program, her training at Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center. Rick and Anne also interview Jaclyn Hostetter of AmeriCare Plus who hired Odessa and they reflect on the labor market and how individuals with disabilities are ideally suited to the jobs at AmeriCare.
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Assistive Technology for People with Mental Health Conditions: Part 2 RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Presenters: Mark Harniss and Maria Kelley | Published 7/29/2016 | Institute for Community Inclusion

In Part 2 the presenters will identify different types of assistive technologies to address executive function and emotional support for people with mental health conditions. The objective of this webinar is to help participants understand how assistive technology can address common cognitive barriers and improve employment outcomes.
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Assistive Technology for People with Mental Health Conditions: Part 1 RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Presenters: Mark Harniss and Maria Kelley | Published 7/27/2016 | Institute for Community Inclusion

In Part 1 the presenters will provide an overview of the cognitive functions that affect job performance of individuals with mental health conditions. The objective of this webinar is to help participants understand the cognitive impact caused by mental health issues and the effects on employment outcomes.
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Assistive Technology for Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities: Part 2 RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Presenters: Mark Harniss and Maria Kelley | Published 6/17/2016 | Institute for Community Inclusion

In Part 2 this webinar will provide an overview of the types of assistive technologies available to support adults with learning disabilities in reading and writing.
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Assistive Technology for Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities: Part 1 RSA Funded - Full or Partial RSA Technical Assistance Center

Presenters: Mark Harniss and Maria Kelley | Published 6/15/2016 | Institute for Community Inclusion

Part 1 describes the demographics of learning disabilities in the U.S. and will provide information about using assistive technology (AT) as an accommodation for adults with learning disabilities.
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AT for Individuals Who are Deaf-Blind Interpreter Material

AbleData | Published 4/19/2016 | AbleData

People with deaf-blindness, may face unique barriers to living with a disability. Assistive technology (AT) has modernized the way they can maneuver daily tasks, allowing more independent living, faster and more efficient communication, and easier interaction with their environment. This brief highlights types of products and technologies available for daily activities, communication, and getting around in the community
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Wayfinding AT for People Who are Blind, Deaf or Have a Cognitive Disability Interpreter Material

AbleData | Published 3/15/2016 | AbleData

General technology advances have provided a resource for new assistive technology (AT) products for people who are blind, deaf, or have cognitive impairments to become more independent in their travels. Wayfinding technologies generally help people with disabilities access location information such as signs, landmarks, and travel routes, so that they know where they are and can move from place to place safely. This brief describes examples of advances in Wayfinding AT.
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Pre-Application Webinar for 84.421A Disability Innovation Fund - Automation Personalization Computing Project RSA Information

Tom Finch, Sue Swenson, Cassandra Shoffler, RoseAnn Ashby, Kathy McCoy | Published 8/5/2015 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

The purpose of this priority is to enter into a cooperative agreement to implement a pilot project that would improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities by increasing access to information and communication technologies (ICT) through automatic personalization of needed assistive technology (AT).
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AbleData

AbleData | Published 5/19/2015 | AbleData

AbleData is a free resource for objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment from both domestic and international sources. The database provides information on more than 40,000 products, 5,000 manufacturers and distributors, 3,000 organizations and 11,000 research abstracts.
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JAN's Assistive Technology in the Workplace

Produced by: Elisabeth Simpson, M.S., JAN Senior Consultant | Published 12/31/2013 | Job Accommodation Network

Assistive technology enables individuals with disabilities to access devices, equipment, and services so that they can perform job tasks and maintain employment. Employers and employees with disabilities can greatly benefit from exploring the use of assistive technology as an accommodation in the workplace. This 21 minute introductory training module and accompanying transcript will cover the basics of assistive technology, alternative input, products, and resources available for use in the workplace.
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Module 14: Assistive Technology Utilization RSA Funded - Full or Partial

Contributors: Dr. Morris Hansen, Kim McFann, Jude Printz, Jodi Smith, Aaron Prestwich, Seth Masley, David Herbstman | Published 11/12/2013 | This is a non-published document.

Tace 8 Learning Objectives: To gain knowledge of the philosophy and use of assistive technology in vocational rehabilitation; To learn steps for choosing appropriate assistive technology; To gain access to resources and information regarding assistive technology; Topics Covered: Historical milestones in rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology; Philosophy and use of assistive technology; Selecting and evaluating assistive technology devices; Different funding sources for assistive technology.
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RSA’s Assistive Technology Act Programs and VR Working Together for Success RSA Information

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) | Published 3/21/2013 | Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

This webinar highlights RSA’s Assistive Technology Act Programs and VR Working Together for Success.
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