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Free Website Offers Training and Resources on Hiring Employees with Disabilities

The Cornell University Institute of Employment and Disability has launched a new website with free training resources designed to help connect employers with job seekers who have disabilities.

The Diversity Partners Project was created for employment specialists, job developers, workforce development staff and others who help people with disabilities find jobs. According to Ellice Switzer, content development specialist at Cornell, “much of the content relates specifically to improving the employment experience of people with disabilities.” Switzer adds that “modules relating to disability etiquette, legal rights, affirmative action requirements and having high expectations for the employment potential of [people with disabilities] are very relevant to HR professionals.”

Specifically, the website provides training for leaders and front-line staff through resources like videos, worksheets, case scenarios, assessments and discussion guides, according to Jeffrey Tamburo, who was instrumental in developing the site. For example, the Building Organizational Capacity: Enhancing Effective Structures for Learning, Culture, and Change module includes a section on workforce development, looking specifically to improving an organization’s ability to serve job seekers with disabilities. A second module dubbed Work and Disability: Past, Present, and Future, is designed to give employers “the information they need to understand the history of people with disabilities as a marginalized segment of the workforce, in order to support and engage [their] staff.”

The best part? Most modules take only 20 minutes to review and the entire site is offered at no cost at all.

To view the website, click here.

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