Providing information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Document Imaging

Introductory Training About Document Imaging

Document Imaging Training Modules: Based on eight years of experience in learning the concept of document imaging, this series of training modules will help you to learn the "how to's of document imaging," replicate the concept, and promote the employment of individuals with developmental disabilities in scanning/document imaging positions in a wide range of business fields.

Resources for Doing Business in the State of Minnesota

State of Minnesota awards contracts to seven vendors engaging people with developmental disabilities in digital imaging work. Read full 8/11/08 press release…

Training & Habilitation Programs Active in Document Imaging: People with developmental disabilities are working in document imaging positions with a variety of public and private sector businesses in the Twin Cities metro area and nearby communities. Read the full list…

Three tax incentives are available to help employers improve accessibility and cover the costs of accommodations either for their employees or customers with disabilities.

For people with disabilities who are business owners, certification may be a worthwhile avenue to pursue.

Resources About Records in Minnesota

Electronic Records Management Resources (from the Minnesota Historical Society):
Electronic Records Management Guidelines
Minnesota Recordkeeping Metadata Standard

Videos About Document Imaging

The Changing Face of Technology: Document Imaging Meets the Challenge (2008)

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The Changing Face of Technology

The Economics of Imaging May, 2006

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The Economics of Digital Imaging

Summit Silver AwardCommunicator Award

The Changing Face of Technology has received two major recognitions: a 2008 Silver Award in the international Summit Creative Awards competition, which attracted entries from more than 50 countries, and a Silver Award of Distinction in the national Communicator Awards competition. The video, designed to encourage employers to consider hiring people with developmental disabilities for jobs in document imaging, was produced for the Council by The Wallace Group.

Press Releases

Adult Employment: Digital Imaging Leads to Job for Arizona Man with Autism
Autism Advocate, Volume 52, No. 3, 2008 (PDF Format)

Digital Imaging Program to create successful partnership between students and local businesses, AMSD Connections, Volume 6, No. 3, December 2008 (PDF Format)

Digital Imaging: Good for Adults on the Spectrum, Good for Business Autism Advocate, Volume 48, No. 1 2007 (PDF Format)

Digital Partnering for People with Developmental Disabilities – Shamus O'Meara, Norm Coleman, Jim Ramstad, November 2006 (PDF Format)

Computerworld Honors Program Recognizes State Government Reform Initiative and Digital Document Imaging Program - June 21, 2006

Press Release
Computer World/Dept. of Humans Services Award (PDF Format)

Imaging Project Art

Tight times demand tight management – and innovation   St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 28, 2006 (PDF Format)

Effort to link jobs in imaging, people with disabilities   The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, February 17, 2006 (PDF Format)

Digital imaging technology and people with developmental disabilities were smart solution for sharp St. Paul company   February 17, 2006 (PDF Format)

Workers with disabilities get a boost from digital conversions   An October 6, 2005 Minneapolis Star-Tribune article spotlights the document conversion project at the Minnesota Department of Human Services. (PDF Format)

People with Disabilities Help Minnesota's Human Services Department Clear Paper Jam and Prepare for Moving Day   March 2005 (PDF Format)

Olmsted County Digital Document Imaging Project: Putting Two and Two Together Brings Multiple Benefits for Local Government While Aiding People with Disabilities   February 2005


A Full Focus on Work   April 2009 (PDF Format)

Digital Imaging Brochure   February 2006 (PDF Format)

Employer Research

ADA Opinion Poll PDF Text   April 2010

Employer Focus Research (PDF) Text   May 2005

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This project was supported, in part by grant number 2301MNSCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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