The 23rd Annual National Independent Living Conference

“Growing Pains 2010” September 7-10, 2010 ~ Washington, DC Now in its 23rd year, this conference is a must-attend event for youth service professionals, independent living professionals and youth ages 15+. Presenters include top leaders and experts in the field ...

Disability Work Claims Hit Record High

(USA TODAY, and WLTX)- More people with disabilities filed discrimination charges against their employers last year than at any time in the 20-year history of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Over 21,000 ADA-related charges were filed with the EEOC in 2009. The main ...

DAC closed every Thursday at noon for Staff meeting.

Starting August 5, all DAC offices are to close the doors at 12pm on Thursdays for afternoon staff meetings. Please note that this will be a regular closing and meeting time from Aug. 5th forward.

The Campaign for Disability Employment

About the Campaign for Disability Employment The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort between several disability and business organizations that seek to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and ...

Jobless Disabled Topping 50% Shows Rights Lag

This week is the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the country’s landmark civil rights measures and the signature domestic achievement of PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush. The ADA mandates equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities in ...

ADA brings little progress in the workplace

Reporting at MSNBC, Eve Tahmincioglu says Americans with disabilities still face overwhelming barriers to employment two decades after the enactment of the ADA. A recent Harris Survey of working-aged people with disabilities found that only 21 percent were employed either ...

Survey: ADA has not improved quality of life

From USA Today: A survey commissioned by the Kessler Foundation/National Organization on Disabilities finds that the ADA has not made meaningful progress in improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. The survey shows that more must be done to help people ...

EEOC: Less than 1 percent of federal workers have disabilities

A report released this week by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found that people with targeted disabilities still comprise less than one percent (0.88 percent) of the total federal work force. Targeted disabilities include deafness, blindness, ...

Disability Action Center NW, Inc. 20 Years of the ADA: The Fight Goes On! Inside this issue: Community, State and National ADA anniversary events Spokane ADA Event Coalition of Responsible Disabled (CORD) Partner Agencies: ARC of Spokane, Center Pointe, Disability Action ...