2019 APSE National Conference

Last updated: November 19, 2018

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Gateway to Inclusive Employment

Celebrating 30 years of APSE
St. Louis, Missouri
June 17, 2019 – Pre Conference
June 18-20, 2019 – General Conference

The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national conference focused solely on the advancement of Employment First. The APSE National Conference brings together over 1,000 community leaders, businesses, individuals and organizations impacted by Employment First – people with disabilities and their families, service providers, universities, rehabilitation counselors and state agency personnel. The conference focuses on state-of-the-art strategies to ensure equitable employment for all citizens with disabilities.

The APSE National Conference attracts key influencers and stakeholders representing employers, communities, agencies, and services. APSE members are the very people and organizations impacted by Employment First; citizens with disabilities, and their families, universities, rehabilitation counselors, agency personnel and service providers.

The National Conference is designed to provide actionable ideas, state-of-the-art programming, as well as tools, solutions, and technologies that will empower you to take directly back to your business, home and community to impact change. Come ready to learn, network, and do!

For conference information, see https://apse.org/learn-live-online/2019-national-conference/

Call for Presentations

Submission Deadline: Submissions must be completed by December 14, 2018, at 5 pm EST. Confirmation of receipt of a proposal submission will be emailed to lead presenter upon submission.

Before beginning your online submission, it is strongly suggested that you prepare the following information in the submission worksheet and then paste information into the online submission form.

Download

2019 National Conference Call for Presentations Guidelines & Policies
https://apse.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/APSE2019CallforProposals.pdf

Apply

Call for Proposals Online Application form
https://app.wizehive.com/webform/NationalAPSERFP

What Does Employment First Mean?

Employment First means that employment in the general workforce should be the first and preferred option for individuals with disabilities receiving assistance from publicly funded systems. Simply put, Employment First means real jobs, real wages.

Employment in the general workforce means regular jobs like everyone else in society: in typical work settings, working side-by-side with people without disabilities, earning regular wages and benefits and being part of the economic mainstream of our society.

APSE supports Employment First to facilitate the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community.

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GDPR Questions Answered – Free Webinar

Last updated: May 17, 2018

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Does This Concern Me?

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a hot topic this month as the new European Data Privacy Regulation is about to take effect on May 25th. It is complicated but if you have U.S.-only users, it doesn’t concern you.

Graphic for SiteGround's GDPR blog post

This concerns you if you have websites and apps that collect personal data used by people living in the European Union or use hosting companies that are based in the EU. Websites and European-based hosting companies must be GDPR-compliant by 25 May 2018.

The GDPR requires that when a user signs up for a free or paid service, for an app or website, and provides their personal data, the provider of the service has to notify them explicitly how their personal data will be used before they complete the registration. Whether that use is for marketing and profiling, or if there is a possibility of the data to be subject of sale or transfer to third-parties, it has to be explicitly stated in advance. Users will be able to say NO to certain types of usage and will have to give consent – opt in – to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy of the provider, thus making an informed choice.…

The GDPR will regulate how personal data of individuals in EU territory gets collected and used. It defines what personal data is – being literally everything – name, e-mail, username, address, phone number, financial data, age, behavioural data and more, and obliges everyone who collects and processes such data of EU individuals, no matter where that company or person is located around the world, to act in accordance with this regulation.

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Is Your Hosting Company in the U.S. but Based in the EU?

If you are using a U.S. entity of an EU-based hosting company, check their operating procedures for how EU data is handled. You may have apps or websites that ask for EU clients' data. That data may be transferred to and processed by the U.S. entity. For example, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) chapter's website is hosted in the SiteGround U.S. data center and we have EU users who register for competitions, mentoring, or subscribe to website posts.

How is SiteGround Handling This?

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In accordance with the GDPR, SiteGround, and other hosting companies with similar setups, needs to ensure that the U.S. entity offers the same level of protection of the EU data, as guaranteed in the GDPR, even though it is subject to U.S. jurisdiction. SiteGround will regulate this through Standard Contractual Clauses*, which will be included in all contracts between U.S. and EU entities to guarantee the transfer of data is compliant with the GDPR requirements.

They are also working on a certification under the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield with the Department of Commerce that they adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland, respectively, so they can lawfully host EU clients' data on their U.S. servers when that is needed.

Informational Webinar

Two weeks ago, SiteGround held a free webinar in the EU attended by over 6000 people interested in how the new piece of legislation affects them. The following materials are available to help those who could not attend the seminar get a better understanding of this new regulation.

  • Free Live Webinar Video: "What is GDPR?"
  • SiteGround's Senior Legal Advisor, Maya Stoyanova, spoke about the new regulation and answered live questions from the audience. They received a lot of interesting questions. You may watch the recording of the webinar and read the answers of the most popular questions at https://www.siteground.com/blog/what-is-gdpr-webinar/.

  • Blog Post: "How Is SiteGround Getting Ready for GDPR?"
  • You can read more about what SiteGround is doing to be GDPR-compliant in a blog post at https://www.siteground.com/blog/gdpr-siteground-getting-ready/.

    * The Standard Contractual Clauses are standard terms provided by the European Commission that can be used to transfer data outside the European Economic Area in a compliant manner.
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Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: WCAG 2.0 & the Revised Section 508 Standards (March 28)

Last updated: March 10, 2017

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From: United States Access Board <email hidden; JavaScript is required> Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:17 AM
Subject: Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: WCAG 2.0 and the Revised Section 508 Standards (March 28)

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: WCAG 2.0 and the Revised Section 508 Standards (March 28)

The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place March 28 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and will cover the updated Section 508 Standards and their application of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to websites, electronic documents, and software. Presenters will review WCAG 2.0 Level A and Level AA Success Criteria and Conformance Requirements and explain how they are applied by the refreshed 508 Standards. They will also address use of WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria for both web and non-web technologies, available resources for testing and verifying accessibility according to WCAG 2.0, and other topics.

For more details or to register for this or other webinars in the free series, visit https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/schedule.

The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series provides helpful information and best practices for federal agencies in meeting their obligations under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which ensures access to information and communication technology in the federal sector. This webinar series is made available by the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council in partnership with the U.S. Access Board.

Section 508 Best Practices: WCAG 2.0 and the Revised Section 508 Standards
March 28, 2017, 1:00- 2:30 (ET) Add to Calendar
Presenters:
• Bruce Bailey, IT Specialist, U.S. Access Board
• Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board
• Earlene Sesker, Training Coordinator, U.S. Access Board (moderator)
• Deborah Kaplan, Section 508 Policy Lead, Office of the CIO, HHS (moderator)
Registration: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/session/?id=110612

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