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Attend! Disability Rights and Voting: A Briefing for Policymakers and Election Officials

In Advocacy, News by eri

As policymakers and election officials consider changes to Wisconsin voting laws and policies, it is important that they safeguard the rights of voters with disabilities including the current protections in federal and state law. The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition and co-sponsors invite you to join them for the Disability Rights and Voting: A Briefing for Policymakers and Election Officials event. …

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Cast Your Vote on November 3rd, 2020 (or Before)!

In Advocacy, News by eri

Voting is your opportunity to make your voice count and choose candidates who care about the things that are important to you. It’s your chance to make a difference and change the world. As a person with a disability and unique needs, you may benefit from seeing issues important to you being recognized and paid attention to by your legislators. …

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10 Ways for Employers to Promote a Disability-Friendly Workplace

In Advocacy, Featured, News by eri

A critical part of an inclusive community and strong economy are workplaces that welcome the talents of all people, including people with disabilities. During October, ERI recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) to raise awareness about disability employment issues, celebrate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities, and increase access to and opportunities for employment for people …

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Share Your Greatness. Be a Mentor, Find a Mentor.

In Advocacy, Featured, News by eri

Why Mentoring? Mentoring helps youth with disabilities prepare to move from school to work, according to research.  Young people with mentors are more likely to do positive activities and achieve higher educational goals. The Mentoring Effect reports that at-risk young adults who had a mentor are more likely to: Enroll in and graduate from college than those who did not …

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Advocacy Spotlight: Assistive Technology

In Advocacy, Assistive Technology Articles, Blog, Featured, News by eri

Did you know? People with disabilities of all ages have the right to receive needed assistive technology (AT) and related services. These rights are outlined in the Assistive Technology Act (AT Act of 2004), a federal law that provides funding to states to assist people with disabilities obtain: information on technological resources necessary assistive technology Assistive Technology AdvocacyIf you or …

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Wisconsin’s Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary is April 7, 2020. Why Vote?

In Advocacy, News by Priscilla Matthews

As a person with a disability and unique needs, you may benefit from seeing issues important to you being recognized and paid attention to by your legislators. Voting is your opportunity to make your voice count and choose candidates who care about the things that are important to you. It’s your chance to make a difference. Because of concerns about …

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Disability Advocacy Day Cancelled for March 24, 2020

In Advocacy, Featured, News by eri

Disability Advocacy Day is cancelled for this year due to concerns about containing the spread of Coronavirus. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is recommending that large meetings and gatherings be cancelled or held remotely as a strategy to slow the spread of the virus in Wisconsin. We are discussing a webinar-based option for the day and will let people …

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ERI Supports National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In Advocacy, Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

The Right Talent, Right Now Workplaces welcoming of the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of an inclusive community and strong economy. How can we, collectively and individually, reinforce the value and talent people with disabilities add to our workplaces and communities? What actions can we take right now to raise awareness that employers, …

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Be Diverse! Strengthen Your Business and Your Community

In Advocacy, Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

When you invest in a diverse workforce, you build a team that has a depth of talent, innovation, and dedication not found in non-inclusive workforces. The more diverse your team is, the more skillful and innovative they will be in accomplishing the goals and resolving the challenges you set before them. People with disabilities are often overlooked as a source …