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How Are Workers with Disabilities Faring in the Workplace?

Do you know how many people with disabilities are working full time in the United States of America? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys, around 5 percent of the full-time workforce is made up of people with disabilities. However, a new study suggests that this number could be off, and if that’s true, we may have much to learn about how workers with disabilities fair while on the job. How Many Workers with Disabilities Are There? A study by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) analyzed professionals in the U.S. and other countries to try to help employers find new ways to improve work performance. In the U.S. it surveyed 3,570 employees and asked an array of questions. Some were basic questions you could find on a Bureau of Labor Statistics study, but other questions were designed to tease out if an individual had a disability that they…
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How Do People with Disabilities Find Accessible Housing?

Living with a disability can make common everyday chores difficult, but there are ways to deal with these obstacles. Adaptive tools and furnishings around the house often make difficult living situations accessible. However, finding housing that accommodates people with disabilities can be difficult. This is why knowing where to turn can be a valuable resource. Is There Accessible Housing Available in Oklahoma? In Norman, there is an apartment complex called Cottonwood. Unlike other apartment buildings, this place is special for its attention to the needs of its residents. After teaming up with Thunderbird Clubhouse to help provide housing for people recovering from mental illness, one of the owners of Cottonwood decide to expand its housing for people with physical disabilities. This involved the renovation of seven units to meet the accessibility standards outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. So now, several residents have accessible features like zero-threshold showers, sink…
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Look at What Santa Brought This Little Girl for Christmas!

They couldn’t do it, was what a doll company told a family looking for a gift for their daughter who has hearing impairments. However, that answer wouldn’t deter this family. What happened next led all the way to Choctaw High School and an intrepid high school senior. What Santa Brought a Little Girl with Disabilities The students in the Choctaw High School STEM program were making toy statues. They would use the 3D printer that was made available to them at the East Oklahoma County Tech Center to print models of objects like the Statue of Liberty. Yet, one of the program’s students wanted to do more with the 3D printer. He caught wind of a holiday dilemma that was making life harder for the parents of a young girl with hearing impairments. These parents wanted to get their daughter an American Girl doll with cochlear implants just like hers,…
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