The EEOC is updating its guidance for understanding how ADA
law applies to four types of medical conditions: cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and intellectual disabilities. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had a Q and A guide posted about cancer here
, diabetes here
, epilepsy here,
and intellectual disabilities here
. These guides are designed to help employers understand how to address these conditions.
A record number of students graduated from the NTID
this year. The National Technical Institute for the Deaf
gave out diplomas this weekend: 121 associate degrees, 27 master’s degrees in secondary education, 54 bachelor degrees in interpreting, and 212 bachelor or higher degrees in other colleges of RIT
. Stephen Aldersley
’s vice president for Academic Affairs
, told students to "become a success and to receive an award, you must be smart, determined, creative, motivated and hungry. And you need to do these things every day, all throughout the quarter. I’m confident you will carry these characteristics with you throughout the world after you graduate.” The National Technical Institute for the Deaf
is part of New York's Rochester Institute of Technology. You'll find a list of awards given to graduating students here.
Fire investigators have completed their report on a fire that claimed the life of a Gallaudet professor and her daughter in Falls Church
, Virginia. County fire officials say the January fire was definitely an accident and it was started by a wall mounted natural gas heater in the living room. Read more about the accident and Laura Gardner here