Virtual Career Fair for People with Disabilities – Nov. 13th

Are you a person with a disability…looking for a career opportunity or internship?

This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend.

Great opportunity for College Students & College Grads with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including American Transmission Co., ANSYS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Enterprise Holdings, Epic, Genentech, KLA-Tencor, Lexmark, Verizon, & other Excellent Employers!

Students and alumni are invited to interact with employers via chat sessions.

CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS LOOKING TO HIRE
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Access opportunities within a wide range of careers.

  • Chat with employers across the nation
  • Public and private sector opportunities

INTERVIEW WITH EASE

Participate from the comfort of your home,
your dorm room or your favorite coffee shop!

  • Discuss careers and internships with multiple employers
  • End-to-end accessible technology platform

CAREER FAIRS WITH LESS HASSLE

Save time and money.

  • No business suit or travel required
  • No printed out resumes necessary

Register at Career Eco.

Virtual Career Fair Date: Nov. 13, 2014

 

Web For All Accessibility Research Conference

Web For All has generous travel grants for students (especially for those with disabilities) so that they could get immersed into the latest accessibility research and mingle with internationally renowned researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry.

For those interested in publishing their research, apart from the prestige of having a paper accepted in our selective peer-reviewed conference, we have great prizes!

We welcome you to submit your best work on improving accessibility of the Web, Mobiles, and Wearables for people with and without disabilities to the International Web for All Conference (W4A’15), conveniently co-located with WWW’15 and MobiSys’15.

 W4A’15 will take place in Florence, Italy (May 18-20):
 – Intuit will award  $2,000 and $1,000 to the best technical and communication papers
 – The Paciello Group will award the winners of the Accessibility Challenge
 – ABILITY Magazine will highlight the winners of awards in a special editorial
 – IBM will provide travel grants to both grad and undergrad students with disabilities
 – Google will sponsor 6 PhD students to participate in the Doctoral Student Consortium 
 – Submission deadlines: Jan 23rd, Notifications: March 4th

As you know, devices are getting smaller, and more of them are now wearable: smart glasses, smart watches, and smart clothing are all working their way into our lives and onto our bodies. These devices are online, web-accessible, and increasingly interconnected. As with many technologies that have come before, wearable devices present incredible opportunities for improving accessibility for people with and without disabilities, but also present accessibility challenges in ensuring that people are able to equally benefit from them regardless of disability, context or situation. Acknowledging the importance of this topic, the theme of the 12th International Web for All Conference is “The Wearable Web”.

Don’t be deterred by the theme; we invite your best work on improving and understanding access for people across the accessibility continuum. Papers are expected to detail technical solutions and scientific insights into Web, Mobile, and Wearable technologies addressing diverse user needs. Areas of interest include but are not limited to the following: age, cognition, culture, education, emotions, dexterity, disability, diversity, health, hearing, income, infrastructure, language, learning, literacy, mobility, situation, society, and vision.

The keynote speech on the “Sense and sensibility: smartphones and wearable technologies to support seniors” will be delivered by Lorenzo Chiari who is a Professor and the Vice-Director of the Health Sciences and Technologies – Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research at the University of Bologna. On the close of the 1st day, join us for the evening of wine, food, and live music – with a Classical performance by Lia Martirosyan.

The “William Laughborough” after-dinner talk “Riches Beyond Measure: A New Frontier in Web Accessibility” will be given by Kevin Carey, the Chair of the Royal National Institute of Blind People, UK.

Don’t come just for W4A’15 – stay for the entire week! W4A is conveniently co-located with WWW’15 and MobiSys’15 conferences. MobiSys’15 is the top research conference dealing with all aspects of mobile systems.

And WWW’15 is the best and the biggest Web research conference attended by famous Web researchers and practitioners, such as Sir Tim Berners-Lee (the inventor of the Web). Among other events, we will hold a joint WWW/W4A panel session devoted to the “Wearable Web” theme.

Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program

Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities – Apply by October 31 

Studies have proven that volunteering or participating in an internship are the best predictors of future success in the workplace. The Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities gives college students with disabilities the opportunity to jump start their career path and gain a competitive edge.

 To qualify to apply for the Emerging Leaders program, you must:

  • Self-identify as a person with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Have completed a minimum of 60 college/university-level credits
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Maintain matriculated student status for the semester following your internship (graduating seniors immediately continuing on to graduate level study may apply)
  • Have U.S. citizenship or be a documented alien legally authorized to work in the U.S.

To apply:

  • Download an application (Word doc)
  • Include with your application a 500-word essay on how living with a disability has impacted your life.
  • Include with your application a business-appropriate resume that includes your citizenship status under your name and GPA.
  • Submit a transcript for the latest completed semester.
  • Submit the application and all of the items listed above to Emerging-leaders@viscardicenter.org by October 31

For questions or more information, call 516.465.1519 or email Emerging-leaders@viscardicenter.org . Learn more about the Emerging Leaders program here:http://www.viscardicenter.org/services/nbdc/emerging-leaders/ .

Scholarship Opportunity – Disability Scholarship Program

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2014 Disability Scholarship Program and Application

The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce its first annual 2014 Disability Scholarship intended for a student with a disability. The Michigan law firm represents victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice cases, nursing home neglect cases, dog bite injuries, and all other personal injury accident matters.  Located in Southfield, Michigan, the law firm represents clients throughout the entire State. The scholarship has been created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire’s commitment to helping victims of a disability or injury who are in need of financial assistance for their education.

The Disability Scholarship is $1,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited college or university. The scholarship is open to students with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions.  We encourage all students to apply even if they are unsure if their specific disability qualifies for the scholarship.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States.
  • Has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis
  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.

Scholarship Opportunity

One $1,000.00 college scholarship will be awarded to one student.  The winner of the 2014 Disability Scholarship Program will be notified via phone by December 1, 2014.  All other applicants will be notified via mail by December 1, 2014.

The Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2014 Scholarship Program is to be used exclusively for college and university tuition and related expenses. A check for $1,000.00 will be made payable to the recipient’s college or university to cover these expenses and he or she is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.  

Requirements

In order to apply for the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2014 Disability Scholarship Program an applicant must submit the following items on or before November 1, 2014:

  • A completed Scholarship Application Form. Download an accessible 2014 Disability Scholarship Application Form (PDF).
  • One-page typed essay describing how you overcame a personal challenge or adversity in your life and what you learned from the experience.
  • A certified copy of accredited college or university transcript including your most recent semester.
  • Diagnosis Documentation of disability from a person qualified to make a diagnosis

How to Apply

Application materials should be mailed to:

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Attn: Disability Scholarship
25800 Northwestern Hwy, Ste. 890
Southfield, MI 48075

Please note: We do not accept fax or email applications. All required items should be mailed together in one package.

Deadline

Completed applications must be submitted no later than November 1, 2014.  No exceptions.

Source: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2014 Disability Scholarship Program and Application

Brain Injury Support Group – May 27, 2014

Download an accessible version of this flyer (PDF)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Please join our Brain Injury Support Group. Our goal is to help survivors of brain injury, family, and friends. We will be discussing a wide variety of topics including living with brain injury, difficulties that people face, and other related news. Hope to see you there!

Meeting Location!

Neurological Institute & Specialty Centers
Conference Room
521 E 86th Avenue
Suite Z
Merrillville, IN 46410

RSVP to Cindy or Jenny Johnson at 219.308.4579 by Thursday, May 22, 2014.   nwibraininjurysupportgroup@hotmail.com