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Olympic Coverage Will Include Video Description

The 2018 PyongChang Olympics will be the most accessible Winter Games in history, according to NBC Olympics and Comcast. The media companies announced coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in South Korea will include video description services (VDS) for viewers...

Lego Diversifies with Wheelchair Figurine

The world’s third largest manufacture of toys, Lego, has recently unveiled a figurine in a wheelchair. The newest minifigure is a part of a new Lego CITY set that will be available at stores around the world by June 2016. Toy makers around the globe have been feeling...

Breaking Down Barriers

Finding Innovative Solutions for Accessible Transportation Many individuals with disabilities face mobility challenges that prevent them from holding employment. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of...

Microsoft Announces Plan to Hire Individuals with Disability

Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Mary Ellen Smith, announced last Friday its plan to launch a pilot program to hire individuals with autism. Microsoft has been known to be on the cutting edge creating opportunity and products for individuals...

VR Horizons Launches Feature Blog to Explore WIOA Requirements and the VR Scorecard Initiative

Today, VR Horizons announced plans to host a recurring blog series examining the impact and evolving requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The VR Horizons WIOA Series is designed to provide VR professionals with the latest news and...

What Can You Do?

The Campaign for Disability Employment's (CDE) feature PSA "What Can You Do" tells the stories of nine individuals, all who are working in jobs they love and also happen to have disabilities. The campaign is a real winner in our books, causing listeners to stop and...

TransitionSpot Joins VR Horizons’ Expanding Resources

TransitionSpot is the newest resource to join VR Horizons expanding catalog of resources for the community. TransitionSpot serves individuals in the Oklahoma City community, helping individuals prepare for the workforce. Utilizing targeted career planning and life...

Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Released for 2014

The Institute of Disability Statistics and Demographics at the University of New Hampshire's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center recently released the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium for 2014. The Compendium is a web-based tool that gathers all the...

Accessibility Device Gets a Chance with Venture Capital

In an exciting update from the VR Horizons Article posted in March of 2014, Braigo- LEGO-made Braille Printer by 12-year-old Inventor, innovative inventor and entrepreneur Shubham Banerjee has received confirmation that Intel Capital will be investing into his company...

Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitaiton (CSAVR) is Underway in Miami, Florida

The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) Fall 2014 conference is underway in Miami, Florida. The council is composed of the chief administrators of the public rehabilitation agencies that serve individuals with physical and mental...

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Apple Pitches Disability-Inclusive Emojis

Apple® has proposed 13 new emojis to the Unicode Consortium, the non-profit that reviews emoji requests. Working with the National Association of the Deaf, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and the American Council of the Blind, Apple’s request includes four categories of...

A Focus Group Around the Future of Case Management and Technology

On Sunday April 8, 2018 VR Horizons will be partnering with Alliance Enterprises, the leading provider of case management solutions for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), to host an on-site focus group at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. This free session, scheduled to...

Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies Prepare to Report on Common Measures

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), core partner programs are required to report on common measures. Data collection for this new requirement begins July 1, 2017. This will be a new endeavor for vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies, that are...

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