Americans with Disabilities: Growing the Workforce

With 200+ briefings to date, the ACS Science & the Congress Project conducts congressional briefings that provide opportunities for Members of Congress and their staffs, and the wider science policy community, to gain a greater knowledge of the science involved in numerous public policy issues.

CSW members are welcome to the next briefing, to be held in Russell Senate Office Building. See below for more information.


Americans with Disabilities:
Growing the Workforce

November 18, 2015, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Russell Senate Office Building, SR-385

Job demand in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and healthcare fields is increasing, with vacancies often going unfilled. Meanwhile, disabled persons remain generally less employed than their non-disabled counterparts. Workplaces that use solutions to fully employ more types of workers see productivity gains and reduce strain on social services, in part due to STEM and healthcare sector innovations. Businesses that accommodate their employees could more easily transition to the needs of an aging workforce. In this luncheon briefing, panelists will review opportunities for national prosperity, followed by audience Q&A.
Matt Fischer, St. Vincent CollegePanel
Karl Booksh, University of Delaware
Gabe Cazares, National Federation of the Blind
Karen McCulloh, National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities
Peter Wallack, Oracle Corporation