About 8,000 Georgians with new disabilities have been unable to receive training needed to get a job. Georgia's Vocational Rehabilitation Agency has been experiencing severe budget cuts since October. Now the programs require the newly disabled to go on a waiting list to receive the training they need to match their skills with jobs.
Federal officials have entered into an agreement with Randolph County to improve all aspects of civic life for people with disabilities. The agreement is part of Project Civic Access, the U.S. Justice Department initiative to ensure that cities, towns and counties nationwide comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.