New “Make It Work” Employment Empowerment Video Series

The World Institute of Disability is excited to round out the last quarter of 2019 with the premiere of our “Make It Work” Employment Empowerment video series! The videos each introduce a different chapter of the “Make It Work” content, as part of the Employment Empowerment section of our WID E3 initiative. Each animated video is captioned and audio described for accessibility.

WID’s evidence-based skills development curriculum – first created at the University of California, Berkeley and replicated at other colleges and for other youth with disabilities – is a package of instructional topics on fundamental skills development in both employment ambition and workplace competitive skills that addresses the negativity people with disabilities have encountered around building their employment expectations and ambitions.

In celebration of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2019 (NDEAM), WID released a new video each Wednesday of October and November.

The videos can be viewed on this page, or on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Each video has open audio descriptions, closed captioning, and transcripts available as Word and PDF files.

WID Facebook page

WID Youtube Page

Make It Work: Introduction

Are you ready to Make It Work? Join our Worker Bee for a series of videos & accompanying lesson plans addressing some of the difficulties of employment for people with disabilities, and strategies for success! Our first video is an introduction to the current state of employment rates for people with disabilities, and how Make It Work helps prepare people with disabilities for competitive employment.

Make It Work Introduction Transcript (PDF)

Make It Work Introduction Transcript (Word doc)

Make It Work: Chapter 1 – “The Disability Factor”

Chapter 1 addresses stereotypes about people with disabilities at work, & how to communicate about your disability.

Make It Work Chapter 1 Transcript (PDF)

Make It Work Chapter 1 Transcript (Word doc)

Make It Work: Chapter 2 – “Workplace Presence: Marketing Yourself”

Chapter 2 addresses the qualities that employers look for when hiring a new employee, and how to show that you have the personality for the job.

Make It Work Chapter 2 Transcript (PDF)

Make It Work Chapter 2 Transcript (Word doc)

Make It Work: Chapter 3 – “Workplace Practices: Rules of the Road”

Chapter 3 addresses how to navigate the workplace and avoid common workplace pitfalls.

Make It Work Chapter 3 Transcript (PDF)

Make It Work Chapter 3 Transcript (Word doc)

Make It Work: Chapter 4 – “Job Specific Skills”

Chapter 4 addresses how to communicate your skills to your employer.

Make It Work Chapter 4 Transcript (PDF)

Make It Work Chapter 4 Transcript (Word doc)

Make It Work: Chapter 5 – “Workplace Patterns: Individual & Group Differences”

Chapter 5 discusses the types of diversity that individuals bring to the workplace.

Make It Work Chapter 5 Transcript (PDF)

Make It Work Chapter 5 Transcript (Word doc)

Make it Work: Chapter 6 – “Workplace Job Searching Skills: Finding & Winning the Job”

Chapter 6 discusses the skills involved in finding and landing a job.

Make It Work Chapter 6 Transcript (PDF)

Make It Work Chapter 6 Transcript (Word doc)

Make it Work: Chapter 7 – “Workplace Pathways”

Chapter 7 discusses the agencies that can help you with your employment search.

Make It Work Chapter 7 Transcript (PDF)

Make It Work Chapter 7 Transcript (Word doc)

Make it Work: Chapter 8 – “Workplace Planning”

Chapter 8 explains how the career planning process can help you reach your employment goals.

Make It Work Chapter 8 Transcript (PDF)

Make It Work Chapter 8 Transcript (Word doc)

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