March 2010 Archives

Disability.gov

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3-30-2010 8-12-07 PM.jpgDisability.gov is a web site that allows persons with disabilities access to online information resources.  Benefits, education, employment, housing and transportation are among the various topics and issues covered by Disability.gov, which provides various links to other sites that can assist people with disabilities.  (I like the page devoted to technology myself.) For more about this site, go here.  

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The About.com site has a page outlining the typical questions job seekers will be asked at interviews and what responses are considered appropriate.  Go here to find out more.

 

 

The Invisible Man by H.G.Wells

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51-doKk70gL__SS500_.jpgH. G. Wells' 1897 thriller The Invisible Man (available here) still holds up after all these years!  The plot -an albino scientist named Griffin in late 19th century England manages to create an irreversible process that turns him invisible, and eventually insane- is pretty familar to most readers.  But what kept me focused was the depiction Wells gives of Griffin.

 

 

From the White House's online site here:  How the Health Care Reform Bill will eliminate insurance discrimination against the disabled (video & transcript). 

Disabled veterans may want to read this statement from the Department of Veteran Affairs in regard to the bill. 

The bill can be read in it's entirely (all 1990 pages) here.  And for more general questions (pro & con) about the bill, go to the White House's site here and the Library News blog here.

 

MegaJobSites.com

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Another job posting site has come across my radar:  MegaJobSites.com.  MJS posts online job listings, salary information, education and training, and information on how to start your own business.  Check it out at http://www.megajobsites.com.  
Stop by Greenwich Library's Technology Training Center this Monday, March 22, at 2:00 pm, for a presentation entitled "ADA Jobs and Career Search".  I'll be highlighting the various "Career and Employment" site links from our ADA page here for job seekers with disabilities who need assistance in finding the right job, sending out resumes and finding employers who can accommodate their particular needs.  This session, which you can read more about here, is open to the public free of charge. See you there!  

From the Town Hall web site, here's a list of transportation services that can assist the disabled to get around during the current emergency situation in Greenwich.   

The town's Department of Health responds to the current situation, and what you need to do (and not do) if conditions haven't improved, here.

Town Hall will be issuing updates on what's going on in the storm's aftermath here.

Greenwich Library and its branches are making all of our resources available to people still without power.  Go to the Library News blog here for more information.  Community Answers is also available to answer any concerns you may have. 

And for more news updates about the latest cleanup efforts, go to the Town's site here. Still more emergency info can be accessed at the Emergency Preparedness page.

If I've missed mentioning any other services (like Greenwich Hospital), please email me.  Thanks.

 

 

Job Profiles

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Not sure where or how to start looking for the kind of work you'd like?  Try the Job Profiles site, which offers career descriptions that can assist you in your job search.  Go here for more info. 

 

kress steal.jpgA solid, propulsive work, Steal Across The Sky by Nancy Kress (reserve it here) focuses on the events following the first contact between our planet and scientifically advanced extraterrestrials calling themselves the Atoners, set some ten or so years in the near future.   

 
The National Organization on Disability (hereafter known as NOD) is another online resource set up to assist job seekers with disabilities by expanding "the participation and contribution of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life".  Programs offered by NOD include workforce development, assisting veterans in finding work (as well as helping Vietnam vets combat the effects of Agent Orange) and working with job recruiters and businesses.  For more information about NOD, go here.   
Job seekers: Connecticut Works' "Career Coach" makes it's monthly stopover at Greenwich Library tomorrow (Tuesday, 03/09/10).  The CC will offer an "Internet Job Search" morning session beginning at 10 am (details here) and "Resume Writing Fundamentals" in the afternoon at 1pm (go here).   Check it out!  

The Wolf Man (1941)

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wolf man.jpg"Even a man who is pure at heart, and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms..."

 

Prevent Blindness America

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Prevent Blindness America descibe themselves as "the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization with the sole mission of preventing blindness and preserving sight."  They set up vision screenings for children and adults, sponsor research in preventing or controlling blindness, and offer workplace safety tips. PBA also tries to help important legislation for programs to assist the blind go through, and on March 9th, they'll be hosting the Eyes on Capitol Hill advocacy campaign, whose goals, including increased medical funding, are outlined here.  A national "Capitol Hill Call-In" , where people are asked to call their senators and representatives to make vision health a priority, will also be held.  For more about this organization, go to their home page here.  (Thanks AG!)  

Indeed.com

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Another good site that helps job seekers narrow down their search for suitable postions is Indeed.com.  Job hunters can search for available positions by specific criteria such as salary range, location and current job trends.  There's even a social networking forum.  For more information, go here.  

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