What’s New

Read our inside stories heading into the conference.
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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28
Apr

Janet LaBreck: What Gives Me Hope

Former RSA Commissioner Janet LaBreck shared what gives her the greatest hope for people with disabilities, her role models growing up (Helen Keller was one), and thoughts on being a role model herself (she embraces it). In this recent interview with Alliance Enterprises she also previewed her upcoming keynote presentation at...
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12
Apr

Takeaways from CSAVR and NCSAB Conferences

Hope bloomed at last week’s spring conferences, hosted by the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) and the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind (NCSAB). Technology advancements, an emerging interconnectedness among key support groups, and even a show of bi-partisanship among political leaders offered encouragement to...
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