Course Summary
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1 week (40 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 diversity and inclusion


The course objective is to aid Disability Program Managers in meeting their affirmative employment responsibilities as they ensure employment opportunities for persons with disabilities

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply the basics of an Accessibility Audit associated with the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA).
  • Comprehend the roles and responsibilities of the Disability Program Manager (DPM), to include Special Placement Program Coordinators.
  • Comprehend the legal and regulatory foundation associated with disability programs (ADA), Rehabilitation Act, individuals with disabilities, reasonable accommodations, targeted disabilities, etc.
  • Comprehend basic human resources activities to include program planning and the impact it has on the efforts to recruit, hire, advance, and retain persons with disabilities (SF 256).
  • Comprehend how "community outreach" and "marketing" can impact the Disability Program. Comprehend how workplace emergency procedures support employees with disabilities.
  • Comprehend how (APEEO) Affirmative Programs, as explained in the Management Directive (MD)-715, can impact DoD capabilities achieve mission readiness.
  • Know how the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) can assist individuals with disabilities.
  • Apply the fundamental skills associated with good presentations/briefings.

General Topics:

  • The Foundation of Disability Programs (Disability Awareness)
  • Roles and Responsibilities Requisites of a Disability Program Manager
  • Affirmative Programs of Equal Opportunity (APEEO) Management Directive (MD)-715 Fundamentals
  • Federal Hiring (Schedule A and SF 256)
  • Section 504, Accessibility of Activities and Programs
  • The Role of Disability Program Managers in Ensuring Compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Revised Standards
  • Workplace Emergency Procedures for Employees with Disabilities
  • Architectural Barriers Act (ABA)
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises
  • Work-based Learning

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Handouts, Required Reading

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials