When thinking about accessibility as a whole, it’s really important to remember that without accessibility, there can never truly be inclusion or equity. So we want to make sure that we’re addressing systemic issues of equity. Accessibility has to be one of our considerations. Watch this video on Operationalizing Accessibility to learn more.
Special Education in Local and Regional Jails (VDOE)
The 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act mandated that special education and related services be provided to all eligible students including those who are incarcerated. As a result, Virginia is implementing services to eligible students, who are incarcerated in local and regional jails. Under the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia the operation of the jails is the responsibility of the local school division in which the local or regional jail is located.
Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
This Act prohibits discrimination against an individual who is a participant in a program or activity that receives funds under this title, because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, national origin (including limited English proficiency), and citizenship status.
his guide provides updated information and technical assistance that can help American Job Centers and their partners in the workforce development system meet the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity requirements for individuals with disabilities in Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
The Playlists: Disability Resources for WIOA Practitioners
Each playlist is a carefully selected set of links to resources such as toolkits, reports, online courses, and videos on a specific topic related to improving service to individuals with disabilities. The resources are intended for use by workforce development professionals, employers, rehabilitation services providers, adult educators, and other practitioners.