USBLN in Inc. Magazine: Why More Tech Companies Should Hire People With Disabilities
While people with disabilities still remain largely underrepresented in the work place, especially in technology, companies are starting to see the importance of disability inclusion. A recent article published in Inc. Magazine cites encouraging data that suggests corporate attitudes are shifting.
As many as 57 million Americans are living with a disability, and corporations are starting to realize the success of their business depends on hiring people who can relate to, and understand their customers. The 2017 list of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” was recently released. The list, a joint effort between the USBLN and the American Association of People with Disabilities, shows a 32% increase in participation. The increase is a clear indication that companies are seeing the benefits of disability inclusion; however, many of the biggest tech companies are missing from the list.
The full Inc. Magazine article can be accessed here, and more information about the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion,” based on the USBLN Disability Equality Index, can be found on the USBLN Disability Equality Index webpage.
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.