At last, The Refresh of Section 508 by Debra Ruh and Rosemary Musachio

On January 19, 2017, the United States Access Board issued a final rule to make Section 508 Refresh official. The landmark regulatory update will become effective March 20, 2017. Therefore, until the latter date, federally created information and communication technology (ICT) still has to comply with Section 508. Federal agencies and contractors will be required to comply with Section 508… Continue Reading At last, The Refresh of Section 508 by Debra Ruh and Rosemary Musachio

Disability Integration Act Can’t Go Wrong

Rosemary Musachio, Chief Accessibility Officer at Ruh Global Communications I’m a person who holds down a full time job. I also happen to have Cerebral Palsy.  I cannot talk, walk, or use my hands to perform daily tasks.  Yet, I work from home as Chief Accessibility Officer for Ruh Global Communications.  Until recently, my mother has been Rosemary photographed with her… Continue Reading Disability Integration Act Can’t Go Wrong

Ability Magazine: Debra Ruh, Tapping Into disABILITY

Published on Ability Magazine In 1987 while working as a systems administrator and executive in the banking industry, Debra Ruh gave birth to a beautiful girl, Sara, who was perfect and happened to have Down syndrome. Ruh found the world had very low expectations for Sara. Later, Ruh was drawn to Virginia for both work and better educational opportunities for… Continue Reading Ability Magazine: Debra Ruh, Tapping Into disABILITY

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ICT Refresh Finally Becoming Reality

By Rosemary Musachio, Ruh Global Communications, Chief Accessibility Officer Government departments, federal agencies, and federal contractors still abide by Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, even though the provisions don’t reflect modern technological advancements or are comparable with international standards.  In 2010, the U.S. Access Board realized Section 508 needed to be updated to meet the ever changing technological… Continue Reading ICT Refresh Finally Becoming Reality

Trailblazing 2016

TRAILBLAZING 2016 TO TARGET IMPROVING DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT, INCLUSION AND WORKFORCE SUSTAINABILITY DURING ONE-DAY CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 AT BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Jose Velasco, Global Lead at SAP Technologies ‘Autism at Work’ program, speaks for first-time in South Florida as Special Guest Speaker   PEMBROKE PINES, FL, USA August 22, 2016 – Trailblazing 2016 – envisioned by Nelson… Continue Reading Trailblazing 2016

“Tapping Into Hidden Human Capital,” A newly released book by Debra Ruh, Demonstrates How Leading Global Companies Improve Their Bottom Line By Employing PwD’s

“TAPPING INTO HIDDEN HUMAN CAPITAL,” A NEWLY RELEASED BOOK BY DEBRA RUH, DEMONSTRATES HOW LEADING GLOBAL COMPANIES IMPROVE THEIR BOTTOM LINE BY EMPLOYING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Atlanta, GA. 07/18/2016 — G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies announced today the publication of a new book authored by Debra Ruh, G3ict’s EmployAbility Program Chair. In this book, Tapping… Continue Reading “Tapping Into Hidden Human Capital,” A newly released book by Debra Ruh, Demonstrates How Leading Global Companies Improve Their Bottom Line By Employing PwD’s

Don’t Pull Your Hair Searching for Code Examples – ARIA and Form Fields

If you are like me, searching for good code examples when you try to find solutions to accessibility issues can make you pull out your hair.  You Google it and you get tons of results.  When you finally find something, you go to the site to realize it’s only a forum unanswered question.  Your excitement peaks again when you find… Continue Reading Don’t Pull Your Hair Searching for Code Examples – ARIA and Form Fields

Hiring and Retaining Persons with Disabilities is a Critical Component in your Business Strategies

Published on The Huffington Post Blog Corporate Social Responsibility has become important to many people all over the world.  What responsibility does corporations have to society? What role should corporations have to produce robust growth, create innovative and visionary development, especially within the workforce?  What responsibilities do corporations have to assure that disenfranchised parts of our society can fully participate… Continue Reading Hiring and Retaining Persons with Disabilities is a Critical Component in your Business Strategies