Racial & Social Equity in Employment: Challenges and Solutions

Accessible Technology

The ability for individuals with disabilities to be able to access on-line programs and technology with assistive technology or readers that help to navigate websites and applications are not available. The barrier is that most programs, websites and virtual technology is not accessible to individuals with disabilities even though they are using technology. This prevents them from signing up on-line, participating in... more »

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Most disputes occur because the assumed/agreed upon expectations were not met - somehow violated.

Working with Wilson Learning for 30 years - as a conflict management trainner - Wilson has developed an easily understood model - to track expectations from beginning to the end/flash point.

When discussed with folks in a court mediation - it is a very powerful tool to explain - then resolve - the conflict.

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Streamline the process

Currently there are too many hoops for disabled people to jump through. This happens because implementation is left to the states. The USDOL should take a leadership role in helping disabled people. There should be a USDOL hotline for people with disabilities. There should be federal standardized questionnaires to complete to guarantee that the states are complying with Federal law. There should be additional Affirmative... more »

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It is not enough to have just laws

It is good to have laws and regulations for racial and social equity in employment. However, it is not enough to have it unless the victims know about the existence of these laws and the path to the implementation of these laws are accessible to all. The existence of the law only serves the institution to have budget from the government and employment for the people who are working under the institution but it does not... more »

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Collaboration basic housing needs and employment

All agencies will track the number of HUD residents that are also receiving assistance from their agency to re-affirm that there is cross-cutting collaboration between basic housing needs and various other economic mobility barriers. This data will be tracked on an annual basis by race/ethnicity and gender.

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Removing barriers to services based on criminal history

All federal agencies will remove barriers to accessing federal funded resources and/or economic mobility programing solely based upon prior criminal history. The exceptions would be in instances that could cause harm to others, like convicted pedophiles applying to live in family housing or work with children.

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Reinventing Application Portals trending idea

The entry-gate to employment opportunities is often barriered in the on-line application process for individuals with disabilities. Often, individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injuries, social/emotional disabilities are not able to negotiate the processes of on-line applications. To many, it appears that they are being screened out instead of having the ability to present their skills, passions and interests... more »

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5C1 BASELINE™ Innovative Learning Model for Personal Development

The Steps for Starters:

1. The starting point is making a Personal Commitment to engage in the attached learning model as designed.

2. Discover where am I personally when assessing my talents, skills, and abilities. This will start my personal journey.

3. Phase one is Individuals being honest with themselves about their current skills, talents, and abilities.

4. Phase two builds on the foundation of mastering the... more »

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Provide paired assistants

By providing pairings of trained field support agent to person with disabilities, they can help a facilitate and navigate the system. There are already suggestions to simplify and reduce the complexity, which will help as well. But having someone who understands the system, can answer questions, guide the person with the disability through the process. This is especially helpful for those on the spectrum, where we tend... more »

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People with disabilities

Although there is laws which supposedly protect people with disabilities it is not true that is something that needs to be enforced. We are always being discriminated even though we report things nothing is ever done and that's why there's a big huge problem with abuse and discrimination against people with disabilities. Agencies regardless if it's federal should be held accountable for such actions. It is a disgrace... more »

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Peer Support Programs

Based on my doctoral research, there are a number of risk factors that exist in the environment(s) of employees with disabilities. One of the top three risk factors is having no support from others.

 

I think employers should create or encourage peer support programs. That way, employers, employees with disabilities, and allies can work together to identify workplace challenges and implement effective solutions. Our... more »

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