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  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023 blue presentation screen with text

    Advances in Knowledge Translation: Principles and Practices

    Marsha Ellison, Ph.D. at UMass Chan Medical School, and Marianne Farkas, Ph.D. at Boston University presented at the 2023 KTDRR Conference "Tailoring Your Knowledge Translation Strategies for Your Intended Users". Their presentation "Advances in Knowledge Translation: Principles and Practices discusses the background principles and activities of CeKTER and some findings from CeKTER’s comparative effectiveness study to determine the relative reach of differing knowledge dissemination approaches for providers of employment services to people with disabilities and disability employment policymakers.

     

  • Thursday, November 02, 2023 Webinar screenshot

    Webinar: A Framework for Investigating Living and Working with Disabilities and Long COVID Webinar

    This presentation describes how researchers at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) are investigating the impact of Long COVID on the lived experiences of people with disabilities in terms of healthcare utilization and employment. The presenters will (1) review current research on Long COVID and identify research gaps; (2) describe prior research conducted by the team on COVID-related issues among people with disabilities and the development of a novel coaching-based intervention to help people with disabilities succeed at work.

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 thumbnail of video

    Short Video: Why and How Electronic Job Coaches Improve Employment for People with Disabilities

    Electronic job coaches are an assistive technology that can improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. This video, a collaboration between CeKTER and CreateAbility Concepts, Inc., shares the research history and design effort that went into CreateAbility's product, MeMinder, a tool that can be used as a portable electronic job coach. MeMinder is an assistive technology that makes independence and employment possible for people with disabilities, and gives job coaches and employers advanced, customized tools to support their workers.

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 thumbnail of brief

    Brief: Why and How Electronic Job Coaches Improve Employment for People with Disabilities

    Even though the 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act strengthens federal and state commitments to employing people with disabilities, there remain millions of Americans with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities (ID) who are still unemployed. To succeed in competitive employment, workers with ID require help with memory, task sequence and planning, and time management; skills that are often referred to as executive functioning.

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 thumbnail of webinar video

    Webinar: Why and How Electronic Job Coaches Improve Employment for People with Disabilities

    Electronic job coaches are an assistive technology that can improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. This webinar, a collaboration between CeKTER and CreateAbility Concepts, Inc., shares the research history and design effort that went into CreateAbility's product, MeMinder, a tool that can be used as a portable electronic job coach. MeMinder is an assistive technology that makes independence and employment possible for people with disabilities, and gives job coaches and employers advanced, customized tools to support their workers.

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022 ""

    Making MS PowerPoint Accessible for Screen Readers

    By: Alexandra Murray

    Researcher’s Guide to Accessibility & Inclusive Design: Making MS PowerPoint Presentations Accessible for Screen Readers

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Creating Welcoming Environments for Workers with Disabilities: Managing Cognitive Demand

    Creating Welcoming Environments for Workers with Disabilities: Managing Cognitive Demand

    By: Gretchen Snethen and UMass Chan CEKTER

    This comic is a collaboration between CeKTER and the Temple University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (ACL grant #’s 90RTCP0001 & # 90RT5021). It is based on work by Gretchen Snethen, PhD, CTRS, and colleagues.

    The comic shows an example of how workers with disabilities can be supported at work.

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Black woman using ASL in an office setting

    How to Share Research about Education and Employment with the Deaf Community

    By: Reena Banerjee, Nayo Lim Franck, Felicia McGinnis, Rhys McGovern, Emma Pici-D'Ottavio, Timothy B. Riker, Alexander M. Wilkins and Melissa L. Anderson

    This tip sheet focuses on best practices for sharing research findings with culturally Deaf individuals who primarily use ASL. However, many of the strategies described below align with principles for universal accessibility and will, therefore, apply to a diverse range of hearing people and people with hearing loss.

  • Friday, August 27, 2021 ""

    Making MS Word Documents Accessible for Screen Readers

    By: Alexandra Murray

    Many people with disabilities use assistive technology to access digital content or need content in alternative formats for it to be fully accessible to them. One of the most common assistive technologies is a screen reader which reads text on the screen out loud for those with low or no vision.

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021 ""

    5 Simple Ways to Create More Accessible Social Media Content

    By: Jean Wnuk

    In this tip sheet, we share with you five simple ways to make your social media posts as widely accessible as possible.

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