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Using Technology and New Media for Employment. Dinah F.B. Cohen, CAP Director Derek Shields, CAP Program Manager CSUN Conference February 27, 2013. Real Solutions for Real Needs. CAP Mission

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using technology and new media for employment

Using Technology and New Media for Employment

Dinah F.B. Cohen, CAP Director

Derek Shields, CAP Program Manager

CSUN ConferenceFebruary 27, 2013

real solutions for real needs
Real Solutions for Real Needs

CAP Mission

To provide assistive technology and accommodations to ensure people with disabilities and wounded Service members have equal access to the information environment and opportunities in the Department of Defense and throughout the Federal government

CAP Overview

Provides needs assessments, assistive technology, and support services free of charge to federal employees with disabilities and wounded Service members.

Support employees throughout the employment lifecycle, including recruitment, placement, promotion and retention.

Over 120,000 accommodations

Fiscal Year 2012CAP Accommodations Profile

Employees 5,920

Wounded Service Members 5,504

Total Customers 11,424

disability employment approaches
Disability Employment Approaches
  • Traditional approach / media
    • Publications
    • Conferences
    • Associations
    • Fairs
  • New approach / media
    • Listening tours
    • Electronic communications
      • Listservs
      • Social networks
      • Disability.Gov
      • Blogs
    • Online Training
      • Webinars
      • VTCs

Source: USA Today / Pew Research 1/29/10

what is social media
What is Social Media?

Social Media is a form of electronic communication (a website for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages and other content (such as videos).

Two-thirds ofthe global Internet population visit social networks.

Guidance is likely provided by your organization! Check it out before starting new initiatives!

types of social media
Types of Social Media

Over 1 billion users

Facebook is a popular social networking tool that allows users to create a personal profile, add other users as friends, exchange messages and share information and media.

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Types of Social Media

340 million Tweets each day

Twitter is a real time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting through small bursts of information called Tweets (limited to 140 characters).

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Types of Social Media

Over 4 billion views per day

YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.

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Types of Social Media

200 million users - 50% have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher

LinkedIn in the world’s largest professional network. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals.

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Types of Social Media

eFedLink is designed to support all federal managers and human resources personnel, to advance the hiring and advancement of persons with disabilities in the federal government.

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Types of Social Media

bitly is a utility that allows users to shorten a long URL, share it, and then track the resulting usage.

accessibility of facebook
Accessibility of Facebook
  • Use Mobile Facebook Website
  • Include captions as photo descriptions (screen reader users)
  • Facebook has included a number of additional keyboard shortcuts to help jump from section to section
  • Facebook provides specific support for assistive technology

Accessibility of Twitter

  • Use the Easy Chirp accessible portal or the mobile Twitter website which are more accessible than
  • Accessibility hashtags host popular accessibility chats (#a11y and #axs)
  • Twitter tends to provide the most accessibility in comparison
accessibility of youtube
Accessibility of YouTube
  • Automated captions: uploaded videos can be automatically captioned by YouTube within approximately 24 hours
  • Use an alternate accessible YouTube player such as Accessible YouTube and Easy YouTube
  • YouTube app on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) can be more accessible for some users

Accessibility of LinkedIn

  • LinkedIn app on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) is very accessible
  • LinkedIn Twitter feed @LinkedIn provides good support for consumers with disabilities
  • Use Google to search for people on LinkedIn rather than the tool’s own search function for easier use
cap s social media model
CAP’s Social Media Model
  • CAP mission, vision and values
  • Branding and Identity Guide
    • Brand management: The application of marketing techniques to a specific product or service. Review programs, targets, tools.
    • Design elements, value propositions
  • CAP Strategic Plan – Annual Performance Plan
    • Communication: Utilize technology to ensure timely and effective communication to targeted populations
    • Accommodation Services: Provide the latest AT and accommodations in support of the Rehab & Telecomm Acts
    • Employment: Increase federal agency participation and awareness of CAP services in support of the recruitment, placement, promotion and retention of people with disabilities and disabled veterans
cap s social media model facebook
CAP’s Social Media ModelFacebook
  • Communications and customerservice
  • Over 1,280members
  • Customer feedback system
cap s social media model twitter
CAP’s Social Media ModelTwitter
  • Resource sharingon the latest ATand other related accessibility information
  • Over 960 followers
  • Hashtag:
    • #CAPCSUN
cap s social media model youtube
CAP’s Social Media ModelYouTube
  • Education
  • 53 subscribers
  • Over 50,000 video views
available on ios and android
Available on iOS and Android.

Stay up to date on new assistive technology, disability events and more on the go!

Introducing the CAP App for Mobile Devices!

Download it today!

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CAP’s Social Media Model
  • Integrate approach to increase awareness to drive increase in requests
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