2.0 Federal Policy Environment

  • Policy influences employment context as well as the development and availability of technology

  • Much legislative/policy efforts, even within disability context, seem focused on cost reduction, rather than increased civil rights of people with disabilities

  • U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) review three U.S. Department of Education programs

  • Office of Disability Employment Policy (Labor Dept.)/ Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) alliance to promote employment of PWD

  • Department of Justice (DOJ) Oct. 2006 report “Access for All: Five Years of Progress,” looks at nationwide enforcement of (ADA) during the past five years

  • Market based approaches (e.g. Sec. 508 Rehabilitation Act)