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Presenter for Brain Injury Conference sponsored by CTAT.
Dinah F. B. Cohen is the Director for the Department of Defense (DoD) Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP). Ms. Cohen works closely with senior leadership throughout the Federal sector to ensure employees, beneficiaries, and members of the public with disabilities have equal access to Federal services and employment. Over 81,500 requests for accommodations have been filled since CAP's inception in 1990. Ms. Cohen also initiated a program to provide assistive technology and accommodation support to wounded service members to aid in their rehabilitation and recovery process. Ms. Cohen was the recipient of the 2009 Federal 100-Presidential Award for her role in management excellence. The Partnership for Public Service honored Ms. Cohen as the recipient of the 2007 Service to America Medal for her team’s tremendous impact on employees with disabilities and wounded service members. Under Ms. Cohen's leadership, CAP received the Office of Personnel Management’s 2008 President’s Quality Award for Expanded E-Government. CAP has also received the 2006 Freedom to Compete Award from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Cohen is an international speaker on disability policy, reasonable accommodations, accessibility and information technology and its impact on employment of people with disabilities. She continues to serve on numerous interagency accessibility committees and conference groups. Ms. Cohen is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She received her Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in rehabilitation counseling from the State University of New York. She also holds a BS in Social Science/Elementary Education from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York and recently received their 2008 Women of Influence Award.