February 2020 Disability Unemployment Rate

February 2020 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-1
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 7.8%       Participation Rate 20.7%  

Persons without a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 3.6%       Participation Rate 69.0%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 11.5%    Participation Rate 33.6%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Next release date is August 2, 2019.

January 2020 US Disability Unemployment Rate

January 2020 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-1
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 7.8%       Participation Rate 20.4%  

Persons without a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 3.8%       Participation Rate 68.7%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 13.0%    Participation Rate 33.9%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Next release date is August 2, 2019.

Disability Unemployment Rates December 2019

December 2019 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-1
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 7.0%       Participation Rate 20.5%  

Persons without a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 3.5%       Participation Rate 68.7%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 11.0%    Participation Rate 33.9%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Next release date is August 2, 2019.

November 2019 Unemployment Rates (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) Table A-6 and A-1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability

Unemployment Rate  6.9% Participation Rate 20.7%

Persons without a Disability

Unemployment Rate 3.3%   Participation Rate 68.9%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 11.6%    Participation Rate 34.3%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%

Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

Next release date 0830, February 1, 2019

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

October 2019 US Disability Unemployment Rate

October 2019 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 6.9%       Participation Rate 20.6%  

Persons without a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 3.2%       Participation Rate 68.9%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 12.0%    Participation Rate 33.6%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Next release date is August 2, 2019.

Disability Unemployment Rate USA – August 2019

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August 2019 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 7.2%       Participation Rate 21.3%  

Persons without a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 3.6%       Participation Rate 68.7%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 12.1%    Participation Rate 37.9%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Next release date is August 2, 2019.

July 2019 US Disability Unemployment Rate

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July 2019 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability

Unemployment Rate 7.6% Participation Rate 20.8%

Persons without a Disability

Unemployment Rate 3.8% Participation Rate 69.2%
Teenage
Unemployment Rate 13.1% Participation Rate 44.3%
LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability
https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm
Next release date is August 2, 2019.

June 2019 Unemployment Rates

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June 2019 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 7.7%       Participation Rate 20.9%  

Persons without a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 3.7%       Participation Rate 69.1%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 12.6%    Participation Rate 58.4%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Next release date is August 2, 2019.

May 2019 US Disability Unemployment Rates

May 2019 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 6.3%       Participation Rate 20.6%  

Persons without a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 3.3%       Participation Rate 68.5%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 12.8%    Participation Rate 33.6%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Next release date is July 5, 2019.

Levels of Website Accessibility (WCAG)

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As covered in a previous blog, making sure website accessibility is included in the design process is probably the simplest way to ensure it happens.

But there is still a need for testing. 

We need to know what to test for. The guidelines issued by the W3C give a starting place

The standards outlined in W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are organized into three level; A, AA and AAA.

Level A cover the most basic web accessibility features and is the minimum standard a website should meet. For example, the WCAG guideline All non-text content that is presented to the user has a text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose, except for the situations listed below. A solution at this level would be providing a transcript for pre-recorded audio.

Level AA requirements ensure that content achieves a greater degree of accessibility People with disabilities will have an easier time accessing content that meets Level AA criteria than they would with content that only meets Level A. A solution at this level.  A solution at this level would be providing an audio description for pre-recorded audio.

Level AAA is the highest and most complex level of web accessibility.  This level includes additional requirements, some of which enhance those established in Level AA criteria.  For pre-recorded audio, sign language interpretation should be implemented.

A quick reference to the WCAG guidelines can be found here: How to Meet WCAG 2 (Quick Reference)

Remember, Level A is the minimum a website should meet for the page to be considered accessible.  Level AA is the level most websites should strive for, this should also ensure compliance with the 508 Standards.  Level AAA is the “Holy Grail” of accessibility, but whenever possible the WCAG standards at this level should be implemented.

The next post will cover methods and tools to test a website for the WCAG standards.