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Experience Ability: Removing Barriers

Experience Ability: Removing Barriers is a nationwide training series hosted once a month in the TARGET Center and streamed online to registered attendees. The TARGET Center will host a series of guest presenters from a variety of organizations with experience in removing barriers for individuals with disabilities.

Subscribe to the TARGET Center podcasts on iTunes, Google Play, or SoundCloud and look forward to a companion podcast interview on how removing barriers paved the way for success for individuals with disabilities.

Removing Barriers Podcast with the National Disability Mentoring Coalition

Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Description: 
Derek Shields and Sara Fernandez from the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) discuss the impact of mentoring in their own lives, as well as in their work supporting individuals with disabilities

If you enjoyed this podcast, you can find more great content from our TARGET Discovery Series podcast via:

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Removing Barriers: Mentoring as a Disability Inclusion Strategy

Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Description: 
Join us as we host the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) and understand how to engage in mentoring as a disability inclusion strategy. This presentation will include an overview of the NDMC's mission to increase the awareness, quality and impact of mentoring for youth and adults with disabilities, showcase the launch of the USDA Online Disability Mentoring Toolkit, and unveil a new White Paper on Mentoring as a Disability Inclusion Strategy.
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Removing Barriers Podcast with Emily Ladau of Rooted in Rights

Date: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM to Monday, July 31, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Description: 
Emily Ladau, Editor in Chief of the Rooted in Rights Blog, joins us to share her story of removing barriers through digital storytelling exclusively on disability rights issues. Along the way, we discuss disability portrayal in media, the hidden benefits of telework and the latest on the accessible rap scene.

If you enjoyed this podcast, you can find more great content from our TARGET Discovery Series podcast via:

 iTunes GooglePlay   Soundcloud    RSS

Visit Rooted in Rights' blog to learn more from Emily.

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Removing Barriers Podcast with Zach Baldwin from AAPD

Date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 12:00 PM

If you enjoyed this podcast, you can find more great content from our TARGET Discovery Series podcast via:

 iTunes GooglePlay   Soundcloud    RSS

We also recommend you watch our Designing Accessible Internships training with AAPD in the Experience Ability: Removing Barriers Training Series playlist on YouTube.

Visit AAPD's website to learn about their impactful programs.

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Designing Accessible Internship Programs with AAPD

Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Description: 
Join the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) for a training on the development of their successful disability internship program and how AAPD utilized intentional design to ensure full access and intersectional inclusion.
Event Location: 
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Removing Barriers Podcast with Josh Christianson from PEAT

Date: 
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 4:00 AM
Description: 
Josh Christianson from PEAT joins us to tell the story behind TalentWorks, an online resource for accessible eRecruiting. Along the way we discuss Josh's career, inclusive galaxies far far away, and an aptly named job seeker who made a big difference by being bold.

If you enjoyed this podcast, you can find more great content from our TARGET Discovery Series podcast via:

 iTunes GooglePlay   Soundcloud    RSS

We also recommend you watch our Creating Accessible Human Resources training with PEAT in the Experience Ability: Removing Barriers Training Series playlist on YouTube.

Visit PEAT's website to learn about their impactful programs.

 

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Creating Accessible Human Resource Systems with PEAT

Date: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Description: 
Join us as we share best practices and resources for improving access to human resource systems and applications for all job seekers. By learning about proven methods to remove barriers for individuals with disabilities, we can ensure that the USDA and other workplaces empower all employees to utilize their full ability.
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