Here are a few of notes that I think can really help you find more information out on this site:
Click on the county header to find events near you
If you do this, it will sort all of the events by what county there are in. By doing this, it makes it much easier to see all of the events in your county.
Click on the event name to find out more about the specific event
When you do this, you can event get a link to the actual event page. Some events make you register to attend, and most likely you will have to go to the individual page of the event to register.
Add any events you are planning on attending to your personal calendar
For me, if I don’t put things in my calendar, I can easily double book myself or forget about the event all together. I use an electronic calendar which helps me keep organized. I good quality one for free is Google Calendar, which you can sync up with any mobile device you may have.
Capabilities routinely takes people who are in our services out to job fairs and/or lets them know of events so that they can attend on their own. We do this in our Job Placement service. We also work on skills to get the most out of events like this in our Job Seeking Skills Training service. If you are interested in receiving services from us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any ideas for how to get the most out of this site, or have any general tips for job fairs or workshops, please share!
In the end, Jim states that you really need to find which companies are “disability friendly,” and with this information, you can decide which strategy will work for you. Hopefully, one day we will not have to worry about this, but I have to say that I agree with Jim. The best way for your to disclose your disability is to research the company and find which strategy will work best in that scenario.
Capabilities‘ professional career consultants are well versed in when to disclose. We use these strategies, and many others in our Job Development Service. Our Career Consultants know the community, and have relationships with employers which help in disclosure. We help people with disabilities find jobs, and are professionals in this field. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.
I just was reading through my Dragon NaturallySpeaking Newsletter for February, and I came across a great article in it. It talks about how Evan Upchurch, a former Microsoft Employee, uses Dragon NaturallySpeaking to help make computers more accessible for him to use.
It talks about how he was able to really concentrate on his writing, and not his typing. Evan said that like in many other jobs, Microsoft had a high volume of emails. Using Dragon, he was much better at getting back to emails. I specifically appreciated his quote, “At Microsoft, email is lifeblood. If you can’t do email, you do’t exist.”
To check out the full article, check this link out:
Yesterday, we met with a lot of the counselors from the northwest area of the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Comission. We appreciate all the feedback that we received and all the time that we were given to share some great information.
Recently, Belinda Bockrath, Southern Area Manager, and I were interviewed on the Education Report with Gary Honert on a few radio stations near Dayton, OH.
Luckily, Justin Draper, the new Driver’s Education Manager at Capabilities, has a knack for doing some video editing. He kindly put together the audio from the event into some great videos. Here they are for your viewing pleasure.
Did you miss out on the Capabilities Technology Demo Day on October 30th, 2012? If so, don’t fret!
I took some notes and audio recordings on the Livescribe Echo Smartpen that I have been using. This is an awesome device by the way! It takes notes written notes and combines them with an audio recording that the pen does. It is great for people with learning disabilities, memory issues, or for dealing with fast talkers
Technology plays an important role in today’s world. With this in mind, Capabilities and Global GovEd Solutions will be putting on a Demo Day, where people can learn about new technologies that are coming out.
For this event, we have a special focus on assistive technology devices. These devices help people with various disabilities use technology in their life. You can see to these devices in action, so if you have any disabilities or know someone who might be able to use technology better if they had some devices, this will be the perfect event for you.
Here are the details about the event:
Date: Tuesday, October 30th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Capabilities, 5241 Southwyck Blvd., Toledo, OH
Here are the vendors who will be at the event:
AVER USA: video conferencing, document cameras, and interactive wireless pens
SMK-Link & Gyration: PadDock (stand & stereo for the iPad), wireless presentation and interactive products
Systemax Manufacturing: Neal Hixson, Systemax Field Applications for 17 years, will discuss the latest in Desktop and Mobile PC technologies