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What’s New

Read our inside stories heading into the conference.
9
Jun

RSA Fiscal Chief, David Steele, to Deliver Keynote Speech

Great news! We’ve added David Steele, RSA fiscal unit chief, as a headline speaker. David oversees the RSA Fiscal Unit that monitors the fiscal reporting and performance of vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies across the country. RSA has awarded nearly $3 billion in grants to VR state agencies in each of...
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7
Jun

The Expanding Role of Assistive Technology In Inclusive Workplaces

As the world’s leading assistive technology (AT) provider for the visually impaired, VFO strongly advocates for inclusive workplaces. We’re thrilled that VFO director of accessibility, Kurt Mattes, and regional sales director, Bobby Lakey, will discuss how AT is expanding opportunities for people with disabilities at our getAwareLive conference. VFO specializes in...
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18
May

Exec Director of Harkin Institute, Joseph Jones, to Give Keynote Speech

We’re thrilled to announce that Joseph Jones, the executive director of the Harkin Institute, will be a keynote speaker at getAwareLive! His speech will be on July 26, the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law. The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at...
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12
May

VR 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 accustomed to reporting on Federal Standards and Indicators. Unlike...
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1
May

Microsoft to Sponsor getAwareLive!

Alliance Enterprises announced today that Microsoft will sponsor the getAwareLive! 2017 conference in Dallas this summer. The Northwest software companies share a commitment to software development, cloud technology and a passion for making work more accessible for people with disabilities. “Microsoft is a perfect partner for this conference given their strong...
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