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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Virtual Employment Center

Center on Disability Studies Awarded $425,000 Signature Employment Grant *

Dr. Steven Brown, Dr. Megan Conway and Mr. Thomas Conway of the Center on
Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii have been awarded a $425,000
Signature Employment Grant by the Kessler Foundation to develop
"EmployAble", a model virtual reality employment orientation and support
center using Second Life as a platform to provide training, networking,
mentoring and employment resources for people with disabilities and
employers. One group that the project will target, Veterans with Traumatic
Brain Injury, often have difficulty finding and maintaining employment due
to the complex nature of their disabilities. EmployAble is the first such
center of its kind, and will serve as a model for future centers aimed at
increasing the employment rate of persons with disabilities. Look for
future notices as we develop the project!

*Megan A. Conway, Ph.D.*

*Assistant Professor, Center on Disability Studies
Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1776 University Avenue, UA 4-7, Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-6166 Fax: 808-956-7878 Email:

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