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The Next 90: All Access Past, Present & Future

Celebrate the Past: All Access Since its founding in 2015, the All Access Employee Resource Group represents members of the disability community and their allies. All Access seeks to advance inclusion and equality for everyone in the Berkeley Lab community.     Experience the Present: All Access All Access advocates for a more accessible laboratory […]

Exploring the Intersection of Black History and Disability Inclusion

In honor of Black History Month, Nakisha Pugh, senior policy advisor in the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), posted a blog on “Exploring the Intersection of Black History and Disability Inclusion.” In the blog, Pugh recounts the story of Brad Lomax, a Black American who played an essential role in both the civil rights […]

New Accessibility Tool: Zoom, Google Meet Captioning

Video meeting platforms help remote work teams stay connected; however, they can have hidden accessibility barriers. Thanks to our IT Collaboration Services Group, live captioning — a tool that can help ensure that content is accessible for all — is now enabled on Zoom as well as Google Meet. Video meeting platforms have become the […]

Three Questions for the All Access Executive Sponsors

This October is the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). To celebrate, Executive Sponsors of the All Access Employee Resource Group – David L. Brown and Helen Cademartori – share what NDEAM means to them and how Berkeley Lab has become more accessible over the years. What does NDEAM mean to you? […]

Disability Employment Awareness Discussion – October 26, 2020

The All Access Employee Resource Group presents an event on Disability Employment Awareness hosted by Jennfier Kumiyama and Kevin Gifford-Tinker. This is a discussion about the contributions of people with disabilities in the workforce and the importance of accessibility in obtaining employment and in the workplace. Date: Monday, Oct. 26 On Google Calendar Time: 12 […]

Building a Future That Works – Celebrating the 75th annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The U.S. Department of Labor hosted “Building a Future that Works,” a virtual celebration of the 75th annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s passage. The event explored the crucial role of accessible technology in this year’s NDEAM theme of “Increasing Access and Opportunity” for […]

Inclusive Recreation & Fitness

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), UC Berkeley Rec Sports offers a series of fitness and recreation resources: Adaptive online exercise classes from Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD). Free exercise resources and live events from Disabled Sports USA. Chair […]

Teleworking Safety Tip

Telework presents unique ergonomic challenges. Don’t ignore your discomfort. Get an ergo evaluation and make changes to your set-up. In August, four employees reported neck, shoulder, or wrist discomfort and got help. Contact a Lab ergo advocate at [email protected] or call 510-486-6848. The Berkeley Lab Ergonomics Program provides ergonomic support and services to help optimize […]

Ergonomic Tips for Remote Schooling

UC Berkeley’s Be Well at Work Ergonomics and Work/Life discussed ergonomic tips which benefit the health and well being of young children and teenagers in the home. Topics included: How to set up an ergonomics workstation for students working at home Safe postures and movements when sitting, standing and working at various locations in the home. […]

The Advantages of Disability Inclusion

Embracing disability inclusion gives organizations access to talented individuals who might otherwise be under- or unemployed. Research shows that disability inclusive businesses are not only stronger, but also help the economy as a whole. Learn more and share your stories with #DisabilityAdvantage.