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Women Rock

By Ebony Smith

August 26th is Women’s Equality Day, a national observance started in 1971 to commemorate the 1920 ratification of the 19th amendment, giving U.S. women the right to vote. While 94 years may seem like a lifetime, and a lot of progress has certainly been made, there is still work to be done. Women’s Equality Day is great opportunity to call attention to women’s ongoing efforts toward achieving full equality. 

Traveling with a Disability

Traveling with a Disability

By Ben Spangenberg, Project Coordinator

It's August and everyone is ready to hit the road, or the air, or the rails. A summer break from the routine of life’s challenges is a right that many Americans take for granted, but it is not so simple for Americans with disabilities to exercise that right.

Meeting OFCCP Guidelines for Hiring People with Disabilities: Makes for a Better Business Culture

Meeting OFCCP Guidelines for Hiring People with Disabilities: Makes for a Better Business Culture

By Shelia Newman, President

New Editions was named a “2014 Top Workplace” in the Washington Post last month. Washingtonian magazine named New Editions Consulting, Inc. one of the “50 Great Places to Work” in 2013.

Men’s Health Week: Make it a Family Affair

By Martha Simmons, B.S., Nursing, Registered Nurse Reviewer

Men’s Health Week was established by Congress in 1994 and is celebrated every year the week before Father’s Day. This year we celebrate on June 9-15, 2014.

To quote Congressman Bill Richardson (Congressional Record, H3905-H3906, May 24, 1994): “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.”

Technology Accommodations for Older Workers: The Latest Is Not Always the Greatest

Technology Accommodations for Older Workers: The Latest Is Not Always the Greatest

By Kristen Smith, Accommodations Specialist & Chris Law, PhD, Senior Accessibility Analyst

The country is aging and so is the workforce. According to the 2012 Census, there were over four million full time workers age 65 and older. The aging process can bring with it a gradual decrease in vision, hearing, and physical abilities. Jobs that were once easy for a 30 or 40 year old to perform can become challenging for a 60 or 70 year old.

May is National Mental Health Month: Participate in the National Community Dialogue

May is National Mental Health Month: Participate in the National Community Dialogue

By Jayme Pendergraft

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. During May, communities come together to promote awareness and understanding of mental illness.

Homemade Cards, Flowers, Brunch - and a Physical?

Homemade Cards, Flowers, Brunch … and a Physical?

By Anna Lenhart

This Sunday marks the celebration of Mother's Day and the beginning of National Women’s Health Week (NWHW). NWHW is an annual week long observance led by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) that aims to empower women to make their health a priority and increase their understanding of what it means to be well.