The Galt Foundation Blog

  • Tips & Resources: Job Hunting as a Person with a Disability

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    Finding employment always comes with challenges. At Galt Foundation, we work to make the process easier – and can offer a few tips and resources, too. Keep reading for guidance on how to undertake a successful search for employment, plus some helpful links, all specifically tailored to job seekers with disabilities.


  • Leading By Example: The Department of Transportation’s Road to Inclusion

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    In the first installment of our “Leading by Example” blog series, Galt Foundation shines a spotlight on the Department of Transportation’s efforts to make public transportation more accessible for individuals with disabilities, and how this can positively impact employment.


  • Mental Health Awareness Month: How to Create a Healthy, Inclusive Workplace

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    Employees with mental health issues encompass a significant segment of the workforce – and perhaps your own workplace. Some staff may require accommodations to maintain their peak performance. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, Galt Foundation gives an overview of how businesses can accommodate employees with mental health conditions.


  • Build a More Diverse & Inclusive Workforce with Employees with Developmental Disabilities

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    As a staffing agency that provides, promotes, and expands employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, Galt Foundation seeks to raise awareness regarding the pervasive issue of unemployment for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and offer valuable tips for organizations looking to diversify their workforce.


  • Galt Blog - Glaucoma Awareness Month: The Silent Thief of Sight

    Glaucoma Awareness Month: The Silent Thief of Sight

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    With January being National Glaucoma Awareness Month in the United States, Galt Foundation seeks to raise awareness regarding the importance of regular eye exams for early detection of glaucoma. Known as the “silent thief of sight,” it can occur at any age and its effects are irreversible.


  • Braille Literacy Month: Raising Awareness About Braille Literacy and Vision Impairments

    Braille Literacy Month: Raising Awareness About Braille Literacy and Vision Impairments

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    January marks Braille Literacy Month, with January 4th being World Braille Day. To commemorate this occasion, Galt Foundation would like to raise awareness for Braille and Braille literacy, as well as share different ways that employers can provide support in the workplace for employees with blindness or vision impairments.

  • Promoting Mental Health Awareness During the Holidays

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    With the holidays approaching, it is important to recognize that the festive season can be a stressful time for many people, especially this year. Employers need to support employees to ensure they stay mentally healthy this holiday season. To help, Galt Foundation provides five strategies for improving employees’ mental well-being at work, which will have positive effects on both your team and your organization.

  • How to Support Employees Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

    How to Support Employees Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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    This September, Galt Foundation celebrated International Deaf Awareness Month. To honor the occasion, we are sharing various ways that companies can increase inclusivity and support employees who are deaf or hard of hearing. Employers can update their hiring practices and processes, enroll staff in diversity training, provide technical communication assistance and training, and enact updated safety measures.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act: Celebrating 30 Years of Progress Towards Access and Inclusion

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    Thirty years ago, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It was the first comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities. As we celebrate the ADA’s 30th anniversary this year, Galt Foundation examines the ADA’s history and the impacts that this legislation has had on the everyday lives of Americans with disabilities, including the protections it offers.

  • Celebrating 75 Years: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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    This year marks the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a national campaign that celebrates the contributions of employees with disabilities across America and reminds employers to adopt diverse and inclusive practices. The theme for 2020 is “Increasing Access and Opportunity,” and Galt Foundation looks at how this theme applies to our current work landscape.

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