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Does Your Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Program Include Powerful People with Disabilities?

2018-10-31T17:06:59-04:00October 31st, 2018|Accessibility, Community, Employment, Tanner's Thoughts|

by Tanner Gers Has your organization truly embraced diversity and inclusion? Do you have diverse, inclusive hiring practices? When you hire qualified professionals, do you have inclusive digital, physical, and organizational supports in place for people of all abilities? If not, your corporate culture isn’t as diverse and inclusive as it could be. And it

SourceAmerica and WITSA Announce Policy Recommendations to Narrow the Gap in Employment for Persons with Disabilities

2018-10-23T12:05:25-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Accessibility, Employment, Press Release|

SourceAmerica and the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) published a policy statement to address the social and economic imperatives of employment of persons with disabilities and lay out a roadmap for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry to grow as leaders in supporting the employment of persons with disabilities. VIENNA, VA. (PRWEB)

MBS Statement on Aira, Intuit, and Two Blind Brothers!

2018-10-22T12:16:46-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Entertainment, Press Release|

My Blind Spot is happy to see our partners coming together for professional gains and advancements of the blind and print disabled communities My Blind Spot works with Aira on creating inclusive digital platforms, has partnered with Intuit for the past 7 years improving the usability of QuickBooks and is forging a budding partnership with

New Voter-Assisted Terminal Gives Blind and Partially Sighted People Privacy When Voting

2018-10-22T10:01:36-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Accessibility, Community, Government|

OCTOBER 15, 2018 11:24 AM New voting machines for people with disabilities in Michigan were unveiled recently, ensuring that blind and visually impaired residents will be able to privately and accurately cast their vote in the upcoming midterm elections. On Nov. 6, thousands of visually impaired Michigan voters will get to cast their ballot independently.

Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships

2018-10-22T09:19:32-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Education, Scholarships|

Scholarships from the National Center for Learning Disabilities The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are pursuing post-secondary education. The Anne Ford Scholarship was first awarded in 2002. In 2009, with a generous donation from Anne’s daughter, Allegra,

BRIDGESTONE BECOMES WORLDWIDE PARALYMPIC PARTNER

2018-10-22T08:50:55-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Activities, Community, Entertainment, Outdoors, Press Release|

WORLD’S LARGEST TIRE AND RUBBER COMPANY HAS GLOBAL RIGHTS TO THE PARALYMPIC MOVEMENT THROUGH TO 2024 TOKYO (October 18, 2018) – The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced that the world’s largest tire and rubber manufacturer has become the organization’s seventh Worldwide Paralympic Partner. Already a Worldwide Olympic Partner through to

Richard Branson wants to change your perception of people with dyslexia

2018-10-18T10:29:51-04:00October 18th, 2018|Accessibility, Community, Employment, Entertainment|

Richard Branson on dyslexics: We're wired differently by Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY Long before he was a billionaire businessman or had "Sir" attached to his name, Richard Branson was made to feel "stupid." As a kid, he was actually beaten regularly – by the headmaster. The reason: his dyslexia. “People were either assumed to

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities has launched the abilITy Cisco Academy powered by NYC: ATWORK

2018-10-18T09:56:11-04:00October 18th, 2018|Accessibility, Community, Employment, Government, Tanner's Thoughts|

by Tanner Gers New York City sets standards high in creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities in 21st century jobs! On October 11, 2018, Neil Ramano’s team at the National Council on Disability submitted to President Trump the 2018 Report National Disability Employment Policy, From the New Deal to the Real Deal: Joining the

‘Return to Dirt’ Brings Accessibility to Wilderness Adventure

2018-10-17T10:44:40-04:00October 17th, 2018|Accessibility, Activities, Entertainment, Outdoors|

by Hayden Gamble The world isn’t wheelchair accessible. You can either try to make it that way, or you can leave the wheelchair behind, says Tim Burr, founder of Glenwood Springs-based nonprofit, Return to Dirt. “I think everybody would choose to leave their wheelchair behind because it’s the epitome of your inaccessibility. When you’re out