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To improve access to COVID-19 vaccines for people with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new hotline: DIAL (Disability Information and Access Line).  Access Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (psu.edu) for more information. ...

A recent segment of Comcast Newsmakers in Pittsburgh featured Mark Lee, Library Services Administrator of  the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped. Watch the video [6:36 min] and learn about serving Pennsylvanians with print disabilities, ...

We are excited to announce the Pennsylvania Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are now easing certification barriers for Pennsylvanians with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. Both Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-LBPH and...

Access the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Toolkit. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.” ...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is pleased to announce that the Money Circle Toolkit has been released and is available to the public on the CFPB’s website. The Bureau invites educators to join them for Introducing the Money Circle Toolkit, a training webinar on...

Workforce Recruitment Program Libraries and other nonprofits may access the 2019 Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) database, which is available to employers, in the private and nonprofit sector, seeking interns or employees with disabilities. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of...

The US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology released Guiding Principles for Use of Technology with Early Learner.  Four guiding principles are presented along with references to various educational guides and resources. Highlighted are:  how to determine...

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This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Join online, Tuesday, October 27th at 5:00 PM  for the 25th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture. Dr. Irmgarda Kasinskaite-Buddeberg, Programme Specialist for UNESCO’s Knowledge Societies Division, Communication and Information Sector will talk about her work and provide...