Three new BLNs Added to the USBLN Affiliate Network since July 2017
This summer has seen landmark growth in the USBLN local Affiliate Network that spans the nation in 43 sites over 30 states! In July the USBLN added the Mid-Missouri BLN (MMBLN) which is located in the Greater Columbia, MO area spear-headed by a local business, MoreSource-Inc. in partnership with the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council. For more information contact: Kat Cunningham firstname.lastname@example.org
In August the USBLN BOD approved the addition of both the Arkansas (ARBLN) and the Arizona (AZBLN) BLNs. Arkansas is partnered with the Department of Career Education, Rehabilitation Services Division and Arizona is sponsored by Untapped Arizona. For information about these two very active networks please reach out to:
Now that the USBLN Conference is over, connecting locally with these BLNs is a way to take to the same type of around disability inclusion education and training from Orlando and spread it across your corporate footprint. BLNs are by business and for business networks that seek to connect you to a talent pipeline, local resources and give you an opportunity to share and learn best practices.
Below is the map of all the USBLN Affiliates for your reference. If you are seeking more information or would like a personal introduction to a BLN or a set of BLNs please contact:
- Lynn Kirkbride, Director of Affiliate Relations: email@example.com
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 […]
Get to know Chad Jerdee
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.