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Disability:IN Disability:IN promotes an inclusive global economy that empowers people with disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully.
Partner with us. Innovate. Achieve better disability inclusion results. We are your trusted advisor, empowering business to achieve disability equality and inclusion through access to signature programs, including: The Disability Equality Index (DEI). The DEI is a joint initiative with the American Association of People with Disabilities. Inclusion Works, which connects participating corporate partners with Disability:IN subject matter experts and unites them globally around disability inclusion through proven practices and tools, resulting in cultural transformation and the employment of more than 8,000 qualified candidates with disabilities. Access a quality pool of diverse suppliers through the Supplier Diversity program, our nation’s premier certification of disability-owned business enterprises (DOBEs) and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB’s). The Disability:IN Talent Accelerator and Mentorship Exchange programs provide opportunities to influence and bridge to the NextGen of high potentials and young company leaders with disabilities through innovative programs, networking events, and face to face meetings during the Disability:IN Annual Conference. Disability:IN partners impact policy. We give businesses a voice to all levels of government on disability-related public policy.
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USBLN, or US Business Leadership Network, unites businesses around disability inclusion, across the workforce, marketplace, and supply chain. The USBLN® is pleased to recognize our members and partners and for their generous support! *Lead Media Partner: DiversityInc http://www.diversityinc.com/diversityinc-free-newsletter-subscription/ *Corporate Members: http://usbln.org/members-corporate.html *DSDP Founding Partners & Corporate Members: http://usbln.org/dsdp_partners-members.html *Annual Conference Partners: http://usbln.org/annual-conference-partners.html

Mission: We empower business to achieve disability equality and inclusion.

One of the greatest barriers for employers in hiring people with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities, is ...
05/11/2020
Finding Candidates with Disabilities

One of the greatest barriers for employers in hiring people with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities, is finding qualified candidates. That’s where effective outreach and recruitment strategies come in. The Employer Assistance Resource Network offers an extensive list of resources on this topic:

“Where can I find job candidates with disabilities?” Many employers tell us that one of the greatest barriers they face in hiring people with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities, is that they have trouble finding qualified candidates. That’s where effective outreach and recruitm...

We are so excited to announce that registration for our virtual Annual Conference & Engagement Expo is now open! Session...
05/11/2020
2020 Disability:IN Conference - Disability:IN

We are so excited to announce that registration for our virtual Annual Conference & Engagement Expo is now open! Sessions range from Building A Roadmap to Mental Illness in the Workplace to Inclusive Remote Interviewing in a Virtual World. Join us from July 13-16 from the location of your choice! #DisabilityAdvantage

“I want people to know that it doesn’t matter who you are, where you are, what you do, whether you have a disability or not, we need everyone to be a part of this movement.”

Companies caught short by the pandemic are hiring from a pool that was already prepared to handle a surge in phone traff...
05/10/2020
Needing At-Home Workers, Call Centers Turn to People With Disabilities

Companies caught short by the pandemic are hiring from a pool that was already prepared to handle a surge in phone traffic away from offices. Needing At-Home Workers, Call Centers Turn to People With Disabilities via The New York Times

Companies caught short by the pandemic are hiring from a pool that was already prepared to handle a surge in phone traffic away from offices.

It is important to support small businesses during this time. We have created a shortlist of Disability Owned Businesses...
05/09/2020
COVID-19 Response: Supplier Diversity & DOBE Supplier Shortlist - Disability:IN

It is important to support small businesses during this time. We have created a shortlist of Disability Owned Businesses, ranging from financial advising to professional coaching, they are all Disability:IN certified! Consider collaborating with these businesses to help your company grow!

As part of the COVID-19 Response Series, Disability:IN has compiled a 'short list' of certified disability-owned business enterprises for your supplier consideration. *Note: This resource is being continuously updated.

Companies in the United States, as well as globally, are increasingly recognizing the value of hiring and promoting peop...
05/08/2020
The DiversityInc Top Companies for People With Disabilities - DiversityInc

Companies in the United States, as well as globally, are increasingly recognizing the value of hiring and promoting people with disabilities.
Congratulations to our partners: EY, Northrop Grumman, Accenture, Comcast NBCUniversal, Hilton, Marriott International, Kaiser Permanente, PwC, Prudential Financial and TD Bank for making The DiversityInc Top Companies for People With Disabilities!
https://www.diversityinc.com/diversityinc-top-companies-for-people-with-disabilities/

Companies in the United States, as well as globally, are increasingly recognizing the value of hiring and promoting people with disabilities. To be eligible for this list, companies must complete the National Organization on Disability’s Disability Employment Tracker. Several factors are used to d...

05/08/2020

The Walt Disney Company is searching for a teenage actor who uses a wheelchair for its remake of Cheaper by the Dozen. They are open to all levels of acting experience. If interested, email [email protected] your headshot, resume and location.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at RBC and this commitment extends to the supplier community. We are excited to ...
05/07/2020
Supplier Diversity at RBC - RBC

Diversity and inclusion are core values at RBC and this commitment extends to the supplier community. We are excited to partner with RBC Royal Bank!

Diversity and inclusion is a core value at RBC and this commitment extends to the supplier community. As a major purchaser of goods and services, RBC recognizes the tremendous impact it has on the supplier community where it operates and conversely – the supplier community's impact on the products...

“Speaker Pelosi has long been an advocate for people with disabilities and we look forward to continuing to work with he...
05/06/2020
Press Release: SBR & House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - Disability:IN

“Speaker Pelosi has long been an advocate for people with disabilities and we look forward to continuing to work with her to ensure that small business owners and entrepreneurs with disabilities are given a voice.” –Jill Houghton, President & CEO of Disability:IN

Press Release: SBR & House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Small Business Roundtable Hosted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a National Discussion on Impacts of COVID-19 and American Small Business Washington, D.C., May 5, 2020 – The Small Business Roundtable (SBR), a coalition of leading small business and ent...

Abilityforce, an equality group for people with disabilities at Salesforce hosted a town hall to discuss how to navigate...
05/06/2020
Abilityforce COVID-19 Town Hall

Abilityforce, an equality group for people with disabilities at Salesforce hosted a town hall to discuss how to navigate #COVID-19. Check it out to get advice and resources from Dr. David Agus!

Abilityforce, Salesforce's Equality Group for people with disabilities and allies, hosted a COVID-19 Town Hall, featuring advice and resources from Dr. David Agus, and other experts, on how to safely navigate this pandemic, specifically for those with disabilities and high risk communities.

We are continuing to update our COVID-19 Response Series! Check it out to find information on Digital Accessibility & Re...
05/05/2020
COVID-19 Response Series - Disability:IN

We are continuing to update our COVID-19 Response Series! Check it out to find information on Digital Accessibility & Remote Work, Federal Resources, Mental Health and more:

Disability:IN has compiled the following resources to support your disability inclusion work during COVID-19.

IBM Think Digital is a 2-day collaboration May 5-6 targeted at helping you accelerate essential recovery from the devast...
05/04/2020
IBM Think Digital Event Experience

IBM Think Digital is a 2-day collaboration May 5-6 targeted at helping you accelerate essential recovery from the devastating impacts of COVID-19. Join us to explore new ways of working and engage with the experts who are leading the way. Get your free pass: http://ibm.biz/BdqqCa

IBM Think Digital will take place May 5–6, 2020 with a focus on responding to the impacts of COVID-19. Explore new ways of working, solve the most pressing issues facing business and society, and engage with the experts leading the way.

Salesforce is offering a series of videos on navigating through COVID-19. Join these virtual weekly live events to hear ...
05/04/2020
Live Event Broadcasts & On-Demand Video - Salesforce LIVE

Salesforce is offering a series of videos on navigating through COVID-19. Join these virtual weekly live events to hear from leadership!

Watch Salesforce live event broadcasts and on-demand video online. See the future of tech, hear from thought leaders, and catch the magic of Dreamforce.

Just a reminder that the 2020 Annual Disability:IN Conference & Engagement Expo will be virtual. We will be adding detai...
05/03/2020
Disability:IN Annual Conference & Expo goes VIRTUAL - Disability:IN

Just a reminder that the 2020 Annual Disability:IN Conference & Engagement Expo will be virtual. We will be adding details and next steps in the coming weeks. Please mark your calendars for July 13-16 to join us in this exciting new world that opens the conference to participants from coast-to-coast and around the globe! #DisabilityAdvantage

Disability:IN Annual Conference & Expo goes VIRTUAL After much consideration, Disability:IN and its Board of Directors have decided the 2020 Disability:IN Annual Conference & Expo will now be a Virtual Event during the same dates, July 13-16th. This is an unprecedented situation and we appreciate yo...

“Fidelity employees have been taking advantage of many innovations that are the results of an accessibility movement tha...
05/02/2020
Accessibility: An Opportunity—and a Good Priority—For All

“Fidelity employees have been taking advantage of many innovations that are the results of an accessibility movement that swept through our offices at Fidelity in recent years.” Read the full article here:

My name is Hale Pulsifer, and I’m in my seventeenth year at Fidelity Investments. It is an honor to share my professional passion in my first contribution to LinkedIn as part of our thought leadership team.

IBM Think Digital is a highly concentrated 2-day collaboration May 5-6 targeted at helping you accelerate essential reco...
05/02/2020
IBM Think Digital Event Experience

IBM Think Digital is a highly concentrated 2-day collaboration May 5-6 targeted at helping you accelerate essential recovery and transformation from the devastating impacts of COVID-19 while providing the deep technical education you need now. Join IBM May 5-6 for this global, complimentary, digital event to explore new ways of working together.
https://www.ibm.com/events/think/?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=External&utm_content=000021SW&utm_term=10001376&utm_id=IDS&cm_mmc=Email_External-_-xIBM+Events_Global+Conferences-_-WW_WW-_-IDS&cm_mmca1=000021SW&cm_mmca2=10001376

IBM Think Digital will take place May 5–6, 2020 with a focus on responding to the impacts of COVID-19. Explore new ways of working, solve the most pressing issues facing business and society, and engage with the experts leading the way.

05/01/2020
Challenged Athletes Foundation

You are invited to the 2020 Heroes of Sport Celebration hosted by the Challenged Athletes Foundation on May 5th at 4pm Pacific! This event will take place on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! Join us to meet challenged athletes who received 2020 grants, hear from CAF ambassadors, and enjoy celebrity guests. Experience lives being transformed by the power of sport as we honor the 2020 heroes of sport who are powering through these challenging times.

Providing support, opportunities and hope to people with physical challenge so they can pursue active lifestyles through sport. www.challengedathletes.org

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! We offer resources to help your company address Mental Wellness in the workplace. ...
05/01/2020
Roadmap to Mental Wellness in the Workplace - Disability:IN

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! We offer resources to help your company address Mental Wellness in the workplace. Check out our ever-growing list of resources:

By 2020, mental and substance use disorders will surpass all physical diseases as the major causes of disability worldwide (NIH). Many of your employees and their families are impacted by mental illness and this may adversely affect productivity, increase absenteeism, and disrupt teamwork. The goal....

There’s still time to shape the future for your community. You can complete the #2020Census now online, by phone, or by ...
05/01/2020
2020 Census | United States Census Bureau

There’s still time to shape the future for your community. You can complete the #2020Census now online, by phone, or by mail. Visit 2020CENSUS.GOV

Learn about the 2020 Census - how to respond, and why it matters. Shape your future. START HERE.

Apple TV+ is spending billions of dollars a year on original shows, series, and movies. And know that our corporate part...
04/30/2020
Apple TV+ Will Be Optimized for the Blind, Deaf, and Hard-of-Hearing - Cord Cutters News

Apple TV+ is spending billions of dollars a year on original shows, series, and movies. And know that our corporate partner is offering their programming subtitled and/or dubbed in nearly 40 languages, including Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH) or closed captions, they're also making it easier for people with visual and hearing disabilities to enjoy their content.

Apple TV+ will make it easier for those with visual and hearing impairments to enjoy their original content. Sarah Herrlinger represented Apple at the Audio Description Project Conference in July. During the panel, she said the goal for Apple TV+ is to offer audio descriptions for all the shows avai...

During these challenging times, Dow continues to supply materials that are needed, including disinfectants, sanitizers, ...
04/29/2020
Our industry in the time of Coronavirus

During these challenging times, Dow continues to supply materials that are needed, including disinfectants, sanitizers, cleansers, personal protection equipment for healthcare professionals, memory foams for hospital beds, and more. Furthermore, they are expanding hand sanitizer production at additional manufacturing sites in Europe, Latin America, and North America!

We supply many materials needed for life-critical applications. Here are three things our industry should be focused on as we move forward through this crisis.

PEAT-Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology, G3ict - The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, and the Intern...
04/28/2020
Accessible Remote Working Environments

PEAT-Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology, G3ict - The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, and the International Association of Accessibility Professionals: IAAP are hosting a series of webinars on accessible remote working environments! Click to check out the details and topics!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT), the Global initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) and the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of G3ict, are offering a series of free webinars as resources to s...

04/27/2020
Mandy Harvey - YouTube

In the spirit of sharing positivity and thanking all of the everyday heroes serving our communities during this time, we are excited to tell you about an Instagram mini-concert featuring AGT finalist Mandy Harvey! Join us on Wednesday at 8 PM Eastern to check it out!
Video of the concert will also be available on Voya’s YouTube channel within a week after the live concert broadcast.

“Loop” is a film that breaks new ground by featuring Pixar’s first non-verbal autistic character. In this Q&A, Director ...
04/27/2020
RespectAbility

“Loop” is a film that breaks new ground by featuring Pixar’s first non-verbal autistic character. In this Q&A, Director Erica Milsom talks about the care and authenticity that went into bringing “Loop” to the screen.

"As we continue efforts to extend awareness, encourage acceptance and ignite change, get to know Erica Milsom, a Pixar employee and director of one of Pixar’s SparkShorts, “Loop,” now streaming on Disney+.”

Image Description: Erica Milsom headshot with her hand on her chin. Loop logo. Logos for Pixar and Disney +

In a report generated from research conducted by the SHRM Foundation and Workplace Initiative, our partners JPMorgan Cha...
04/27/2020
Employers Don't Understand the Work People with Disabilities Can Do, SHRM Research Finds

In a report generated from research conducted by the SHRM Foundation and Workplace Initiative, our partners JPMorgan Chase & Co., AT&T, and Starbucks were heralded as examples of organizations making a concerted effort to recruit and hire people with disabilities. Congratulations to all!

Many HR professionals and managers think certain kinds of work can't be performed by someone with a disability, and that prevents people in this talent pool from being recruited, hired or promoted, according to research released today from the SHRM Fou...

04/25/2020
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution | Netflix Official Site

Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions produced a documentary that tells the story of a camp for disabled teens in the 1970s, and many of the teens became heavily involved in disability activism. Be sure to watch Crip Camp on Netflix to learn about disability history and activism!

A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement, forging a new path toward greater equality.

Target has launched an adaptive clothing line for people who are sensitive to materials. Inspired by people with Autism,...
04/24/2020
Target expands adaptive clothing and products for people with special needs

Target has launched an adaptive clothing line for people who are sensitive to materials. Inspired by people with Autism, Target now has expanded to more clothing options, including Halloween costumes!
https://www.startribune.com/target-expands-adaptive-clothing-and-products-for-people-with-special-needs/569732532/

Target designers address frustrations of people with autism, special needs, with adaptive clothing that's stylish, too.

04/24/2020

Singer-songwriter Mandy Harvey will be hosting a live mini-concert on Instagram and next Wednesday, April 29, starting at 8:00 PM Eastern, and later on Voya's YouTube channel within the week! She was on America’s Got Talent, and also performed at our annual conference in 2018.

Important Announcement! The 2020 Disability:IN Annual Conference & Expo is now VIRTUAL! We do not have all of the answer...
04/22/2020
Disability:IN Annual Conference & Expo goes VIRTUAL - Disability:IN

Important Announcement! The 2020 Disability:IN Annual Conference & Expo is now VIRTUAL! We do not have all of the answers today, but we are committed to keeping you informed throughout the process. Read our full update here: https://disabilityin.org/annual-conference/2020-april-update/

Disability:IN Annual Conference & Expo goes VIRTUAL After much consideration, Disability:IN and its Board of Directors have decided the 2020 Disability:IN Annual Conference & Expo will now be a Virtual Event during the same dates, July 13-16th. This is an unprecedented situation and we appreciate yo...

Last week, Walmart has launched its Online Grocery Pickup service from 7:00 to 8:00 AM, specifically reserved for senior...
04/22/2020
Answering Your Questions

Last week, Walmart has launched its Online Grocery Pickup service from 7:00 to 8:00 AM, specifically reserved for seniors, first responders, customers with disabilities,
and those considered by the CDC to be at high risk from COVID-19.

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04/21/2020
Johnson & Johnson

Join Johnson & Johnson every Tuesday to learn about the progress from researchers on the COVID-19 vaccine and get your questions answered.

In episode 2 of “The Road to a Vaccine,” host Lisa Ling and leading scientific experts will discuss how they are leveraging the latest technologies to accelerate the development and manufacturing of a COVID-19 vaccine. Tune in at 12 PM EDT this Tuesday, April 21, here on Facebook to watch LIVE.

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Disability:IN promotes an inclusive global economy that empowers people with disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully. We empower business to achieve disability equality and inclusion. Our shared commitment is to collaborate with purpose to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities, to inspire accessible innovation for all, and to foster cultures of inclusion.

Disability:IN has more than 130 corporate partners spanning the technology, healthcare, financial, transportation, entertainment, and retail industries. Disability:IN serves as a collective voice of nearly 50 affiliates across the United States, representing over 5,000 businesses. Disability:IN has various globally recognized tools and programs, such as the Talent Accelerator and Mentorship Exchange, Disability Equality Index, and Supplier Diversity program, to bridge inclusive companies with people and organizations within the disability community. Disability:IN is pleased to recognize our members and partners and for their generous support!

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Please sign my petition asking for the government to reverse the decision and continue captioning of Captel Captioned Phones vital to Deaf and Hearing Impaired Australians
This year we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act. I'm grateful to work with Becky Curran Kekula who leads the Disability Equality Index (#DEI). The DEI is the benchmarking tool for #Fortune1000 and #AmLaw200 to advance their #DisabilityInclusion journey. Are you IN?
A great story about the genesis of the Friendship Home in Norwell, MA derived out of need by two mothers with children with disabilities and their desire to provide respite care for other families who share the same need.
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hello so excited to have come across this organization. My daughter is a graduate of Beacon College in Florida and now lives in DC. We are trying to help her look for a job. Can you refer us to any resources..thank you
Planning your next Transition or IEP meeting for your youth? Meet with your school AND community team! Make sure these questions are asked. Reference the free planning folder with questions to ask your team! Download Path from School to Employment Folder
If you or a loved one wants to learn how to lose weight while having limited mobility, this article can help you. We all know it's hard enough losing weight, but it can be even harder if you have limited mobility and are not able to get around as much. The good news for people who use wheelchairs or have other disabilities its still very possible to reach your weight goals. There are many ways to accomplish this. Follow three simple steps and you’ll be on your way to a thinner you.
Check out this wonderful page where we share stories of people with disabilities achieving success and achievements in life. Our motive is to inspire people and young generation to never give up on their dreams and always stay positive. https://www.facebook.com/nooneisdisable/
Hello Disability:IN Group, I am part of a team of senior engineering students at King HS. Our team is working on a problem related to amputees missing an upper limb and them playing the guitar. We would greatly appreciate if you could respond to a few questions for us. Please fill out the attached survey and tell us if you have any questions about our project. If you have any questions for our teacher, please contact Mr. Mike Martin and [email protected]. Thank you for your help on our project! Sincerely, Max Curren, Noah Damian, Dylan Wilder https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtL5Qo20XHF52CSMVxkdAEiz6IuLZZXqcUNvJRo068IOcEyA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Please Join Us for the First Annual Wisconsin Ability Summit on 10/1/19 at Northwestern Mutual, downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in their new Towers and Commons building We have a great agenda for businesses, companies, corporations, and non-profit groups to learn more about HOW and WHY to recruit, interview, and hire persons with a disability for employment or work with businesses/vendors who hire those with a disability. Here is the agenda:http://disabilityinwisconsin.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019_Agenda-9-11-2019.pdf You can register for this event at: http://disabilityinwisconsin.org/2019-wisconsin-ability-summit/ We hope to see you there!
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