American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Publishes Statement on Access and Inclusion

Last fall, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the IAGD hosted the 2014 AGI Leadership Forum entitled: Accommodating Geoscience Workforce Diversity: Including the Talents of All Geoscientists illuminated the challenges faced by geoscientists living with disabilities, as well as addressed strategies for increasing accessibility within the discipline. During this...

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US Department of Labor Launches New Employment and Accessible Technology Web Portal

US Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy announces launch of Web portal on accessible workplace technology WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy today announced the launch of http://www.PEATworks.org – a comprehensive Web portal spearheaded by ODEP’s Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology....

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Geoscience Graduates in High Demand: Increasing Need for Advanced Access and Inclusion in Geoscience Training?

According to the latest Status of the Geoscience Workforce Report from the American Geoscience Institute, released May 2014, jobs requiring training in the geosciences continue to be lucrative and in-demand. Even with increased enrollment and graduation from geoscience programs, the data still project a shortage of around 135,000 geoscientists...

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National Science Foundation Releases 2013 Report on Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment. The formal report, now in the form of a digest, is issued every 2 years. The current digest, along...

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US President Proclaims International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2012

Presidential Proclamation — International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2012 Please see below for a proclamation from President Obama on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Americans have always understood that each of us is entitled to...

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New Study Released on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Participation among College Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

A new SRI-led study finds that people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are significantly more likely to choose STEM majors, if they attend college. The study also paints the first picture of college enrollment and participation in STEM majors for young adults with ASDs, compared with their peers in...

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Better Federal Coordination Could Lessen Challenges in the Transition from High School

Washington, DC – From the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO):  Report to the Ranking Member, Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives. What GAO Found Students with disabilities face several longstanding challenges accessing services that may assist them as they transition from high school into postsecondary...

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Current Research on Classroom Accommodations and Technologies eBook Publicly Available

The Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia has made a new book publicly available. According to lead author Nathan Moon, Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) “is a survey of the research on...

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The IAGD would like to welcome the two newest members to the advisory committee: Mrs. Liz Thompson and Dr. Robin Dillon.

Liz, a columnist & author for MoveoverMS.org and Columbus, Ohio’s Suburban News, is a Jefferson Award Winner and an Ambassador for the MS Society. She suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and is also hearing impaired. She is extremely supportive of enhancing opportunites for diversity through innovation, and the idea of helping people with...

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