DoD program helps disabled veterans reenter workforce

A program originally designed to aid Pentagon employees is now helping disabled veterans reenter the workforce. The Computer Electronic Accommodation Program (CAP) benefits veterans with hearing and visual impairments. The program provides vets with specialized computers, software and electronics which help make them more marketable to employers, according to the Washington Post.

The director of the program, Dinah Cohen, realized it could be of benefit to veterans after visiting injured soldiers in hospitals. In 2008, approximately 4,600 veterans received training and equipment through the program.

Those interested in receiving assistance through CAP should contact a VA medical center. If approved for the program, the medical center will incorporate the training into your rehabilitation schedule.

Learn more about CAP and its founder, Dinah Cohen.