#69: Educating, Employing and Empowering Persons With Disabilities

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John Kemp, President and CEO of The Viscardi Center, discusses how he has was able to flourish despite being born with a disability and losing his mother at a young age. John shares how his father was able to help him become more resilient, and discusses what needs to change when it comes to improving employment outcomes for persons with… Continue Reading #69: Educating, Employing and Empowering Persons With Disabilities

Disability Influences a Trillion Dollars in Disposable Income?

Disability influences a trillion Dollars in Disposable Income?

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By David Pérez Rueda Every time you find an article explaining why brands and corporations should be tapping into the market of people with disabilities (PWD) you encounter the argument that this market influences over a trillion dollars in disposable income. I know the number is shocking, but I am going to explain where this money is coming from and… Continue Reading Disability influences a trillion Dollars in Disposable Income?

People with Disabilities in Latin America

People with Disabilities in Latin America

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By David Pérez Rueda On the year 2011, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) published a study titled “People with Disabilities in Latin America: From legal recognition to real inequality.” In this document, the author Maria Fernanda Stang shows how even though PWD in Latin America are being included in both national and regional agendas, inequity… Continue Reading People with Disabilities in Latin America

Calling-Out the “Call Out”

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Written by Sarah Lee Blogger, Writer, & Systems Administrator at Ruh Global Communications Facebook and other social sites are ubiquitous in today’s society. They bleed over from business into personal and then back again. This can be really great, but of course there are some disadvantages to constant social streaming. The internet has always been a place where people can… Continue Reading Calling-Out the “Call Out”

Celebrate GAAD

Celebrating Global Accessibility Day through Brands

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By Rosemary Musachio On May 18 Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) will be celebrated once again.  GAAD is the sixth annual effort to tell the world that access to digital technology (e.g. Internet, mobile, software) is vital to persons with disabilities.  If digital technology isn’t accessible, many of us can’t work, shop, bank, or socialize. According to the National Telecommunications and… Continue Reading Celebrating Global Accessibility Day through Brands