Plan offers guidance to states on improving employment outcomes for the deaf
“We come together – I chair the (Deaf Services Network) – and we talk about what’s going on within their (members’) respective states. You know, ‘What are your challenges?’ And so with all that talent in the virtual room, we can talk about solutions …”
Lead anchor Alex Bimes talks with Duane Mayes, director of Alaska’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, about his work on the National Plan for Deaf Services.
- Did you see your parents struggle with employment?
- What are some broad barriers to employment today?
- What are some things that you are implementing to overcome these barriers?
- What would you say to an individual that is looking for employment?
- What would you say to an individual that doesn’t want to talk about their disability to an employer?
- What is the Deaf Professionals Network?
- What are some success stories?
- What are you noticing that vocational rehabilitation programs are focusing on nationwide?
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