The USBLN® Applauds American Businesses for Appealing to the United States Senate to Ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
American businesses large and small signed onto a USBLN® letter in support of the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which is an international disability treaty that was inspired by U.S. leadership in recognizing the rights of people with disabilities.
The CRPD is a vital framework for creating legislation and policies around the world that embrace the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities. The USBLN® would like to acknowledge and thank all partners including board members, corporate members, BLN affiliates, USBLN® certified disability-owned businesses and community partners including Access Living, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), Deb Dagit Diversity, LLC (a USBLN® certified disability-owned business), the National Organization on Disability (NOD) and the U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD) for working collaboratively on this effort.
We continue to seek the support of business and welcome more signatures to the letter referenced above.
5 Ways to Participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD
On May 17th, the USBLN will be celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD was established to create awareness and generate conversations about accessibility, specifically web accessibility, for people with disabilities.
USBLN Facilitates Over 8,000 New Hires with Disabilities Through Going for the Gold Program
Through the Going for the Gold (GFG) program, the USBLN is aiding 20 Fortune and Global 500 companies achieve the “gold standard” in hiring and fully including individuals with disabilities in their workforces.
Businesses Collaborate to Change the Unemployment Rate for People with Autism
This week, organizations across industries will gather at the third annual Autism at Work Summit, which will take place on Microsoft’s Campus in Redmond, Washington, April 24-26, 2018.
2018 Annual Conference – Resources on Accommodations
For those conference attendees in need of medical equipment/scooters, etc. – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has provided the names of several vendors whose information is included below. Of course, you are welcome to choose any vendor you prefer, we have provided these for convenience and this in no way serves as an endorsement. If […]
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As an amputee, I know what it feels like to be different and have people make assumptions about what I can and can't do. Disability inclusion is about overcoming those assumptions.