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The Job Developer's Handbook: Practical Tactics for Customized Employment

by Cary Griffin David Hammis Tammara Geary

Customized employment depends on coupling the strengths of a disabled person with the needs of potential employers. Griffin, a consultant in disability and employment, offers employment specialists guidelines for customized job development with youth and adults with disabilities. Ideas are illustrated with scenarios, dialogues, and success stories in both urban and rural settings. The handbook features numerous practical tools including checklists, interview questions, sample customized employment management plans, and real forms from the Social Security Administration. Griffin is co-director of the US Department of Labor's National Self-Employment Technical Assistance, Resources, and Training Project. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

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Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.

  • Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
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