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For years we have been helping organizations become Disability Inclusion Leaders. Our Blog includes insights from our interdisciplinary team of professionals and guest posts from our network. 

3 Ways to Help Children With Learning Disabilities Engage in Arts Education
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3 Ways to Help Children With Learning Disabilities Engage in Arts Education 

If your child has a learning disability and is struggling in school, he or she may feel alienated from peers, confused or angry at the inability to grasp what seem to be simple topics. According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America, 2.3 million students are diagnosed with learning disabilities…… Continue Reading 3 Ways to Help Children With Learning Disabilities Engage in Arts Education 

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Disability Inclusion Barriers

This article aims to analyze and discuss the various barriers that pose a hindrance to Disability Inclusion. The article examines the conceptual framework of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) using several views like charity model, medical model, social model, human rights model, and interactional model… Many persons with disabilities are excluded… Continue Reading Disability Inclusion Barriers

Fashion and Blindness
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Fashion and Blindness

One of the common misconceptions about us people with visual disabilities is that we do not care about how we look. That fashion is not important to us because we can not see ourselves. I am blind, and it matters how I present myself to the public. I care about… Continue Reading Fashion and Blindness

Ruh Global IMPACT is Proud to Establish the Global Initiative-Billion Strong Organization.
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Ruh Global IMPACT is Proud to Establish the Global Initiative-Billion Strong Organization.

“Disability, Ability, and Identity for Global Unity”… Together We Can. Rockville, Virginia (August 14/9, 2021) – Billion Strong, a Global Nonprofit Organization, is proud to announce its founding by Ruh Global IMPACT As a comprehensive, Multi-Faceted Inclusion Strategy and Consulting Firm, Ruh Global IMPACT recognized that implementing inclusion and disability… Continue Reading Ruh Global IMPACT is Proud to Establish the Global Initiative-Billion Strong Organization.

Disability in the Arab Countries: Time to Promote Identity Awareness
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Disability in the Arab Countries: Time to Promote Identity Awareness

Disability is a multi-dimensional development and human rights issue, and many people with disabilities are consistently left out of development gains. Excluding people with disabilities from social and economic activities has negative consequences not only on the individuals concerned but also on their families and community.  Discriminatory attitudes limit their… Continue Reading Disability in the Arab Countries: Time to Promote Identity Awareness

Disability Employment Gap Among Women and Girls with Disabilities
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Disability Employment Gap Among Women and Girls with Disabilities

People with disabilities face challenges in the labor markets. There is a substantial gap between integrating people with disabilities into the labor force and their actual participation levels. Labor force disparities for people with disabilities also vary from one type of disability to another, resulting in some groups showing higher… Continue Reading Disability Employment Gap Among Women and Girls with Disabilities

LIVING WITH BLINDNESS BY JASMIN AMBIONG, RUH GLOBAL IMPACT
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Living with Blindness

There are a lot of fears and negative assumptions around people that have vision loss or are blind.  These societal fears and assumptions can cause exclusion for people with visual loss like myself.  October is Blindness Awareness Month and according to the World Health Organization, globally there are 285 million people with… Continue Reading Living with Blindness

We need to talk about Universal Basic Income, Temporary Basic Income, Economic Inequality, and COVID-19.
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We need to talk about Universal Basic Income, Temporary Basic Income, Economic Inequality, and COVID-19.

“Our moral responsibility is not to stop the future, but to shape it…to channel our destiny in humane directions and to ease the trauma of transition.” – Alvin Toffler Economic Inequality. Economic inequality has been at the center of political, economic, and sociological conversations for centuries.  In 1912 the Italian… Continue Reading We need to talk about Universal Basic Income, Temporary Basic Income, Economic Inequality, and COVID-19.

Huawei RURALSTAR: An innovation for improving the economics of rural connectivity in Africa
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Huawei RURALSTAR: An innovation for improving the economics of rural connectivity in Africa

Huawei has been committed to “Bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world”. It is a leading global provider of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud… Continue Reading Huawei RURALSTAR: An innovation for improving the economics of rural connectivity in Africa

BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES OF OBTAINING QUALITY EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES
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BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES OF OBTAINING QUALITY EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES

Access to quality education is the basic right of every individual. However, it’s not the case for a lot of people. Some of them have to fight hard just to get the education that they deserve. These are the marginalized people of our society and persons with disabilities are included… Continue Reading BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES OF OBTAINING QUALITY EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES

Digitruck huawei for bridging the digital divide and reduces rural inequality
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Digitruck Huawei for bridging the digital divide and reduces rural inequality

Now more than ever, digital skills are important to how populations prepare for the economy of the future, and while efforts are underway to mobilize the masses in meeting the challenges of the information technology elsewhere, most African countries are still dormant in this respect. Although there is a lot… Continue Reading Digitruck Huawei for bridging the digital divide and reduces rural inequality

Prison reform, inmates with disabilities, covid-19, and safety for all
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Prison reform, inmates with disabilities, covid-19, and safety for all

“Americans are punitive by nature. However, we are also compassionate, and equality is built into our foundation. So, it is not surprising that incarcerating certain groups of individuals has caused a heated debate about whether our practices are just, effective, and humane”. Sadly, the United States is #1 when it… Continue Reading Prison reform, inmates with disabilities, covid-19, and safety for all

FIRST, THEY CAME FOR HUAWEI – NOW TIKTOK AND OTHER CHINESE APPS ARE AT RISK IN THE USA – IS THIS RETALIATION? IS THIS A TECH WAR?
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First, they came for Huawei – now TikTok and other Chinese apps are at risk in the USA – is this retaliation? Is this a tech war?

“Experts on China are reading the tea leaves that a ban on TikTok is imminent as the United States puts pressure on Chinese companies”. It is sad to watch some top officials in the government of The United States continues to attack Chinese companies.  As I write this article, COVID-19… Continue Reading First, they came for Huawei – now TikTok and other Chinese apps are at risk in the USA – is this retaliation? Is this a tech war?

HEAR OUR VOICES: PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES DURING THE COVID19 OUTBREAK IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
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Hear our voices: people with disabilities during the covid19 outbreak in the middle east and north Africa.

Governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have rapidly reacted to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19). With all necessary caution at this stage of the pandemic, contagion seems limited so far, and the public health consequences less severe than expected. However, the pandemic is already causing dramatic economic… Continue Reading Hear our voices: people with disabilities during the covid19 outbreak in the middle east and north Africa.

Voice assistants and smart home technologies transform the lives of people with disabilities and the elderly.
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Voice assistants and smart home technologies transform the lives of people with disabilities and the elderly.

We are in the golden age of innovations, an era in which digital technology is transforming the underpinnings of human existence, transforming lives within the community of disability and the elderly. This revolution is impacting every industry, including the one you may have never considered: accessible and adaptive technology. From… Continue Reading Voice assistants and smart home technologies transform the lives of people with disabilities and the elderly.

Crip Camp: The Nucleus of The ADA by Rosemary Musachio
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Crip Camp: The Nucleus of The ADA

On July 26, 2020 the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) celebrates its 30th anniversary.  As all of you should know, the ADA entitles persons with disabilities (PwDs) equal access to every aspect of American society, thus prohibiting discrimination.  The ADA has opened doors to PwDs regarding education, employment, recreation, transportation, and… Continue Reading Crip Camp: The Nucleus of The ADA

Openness, Competition, and Collaboration – Stronger Together
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Openness, Competition, and Collaboration – Stronger Together

Since 2001, I have been supporting corporations that are helping to solve some of the world’s largest problems including disability inclusion, Tech4All, Tech4Good, Digital Inclusion and Climate Change.  In 2019, I visited Huawei to learn more about their efforts to support the United Nations (UN), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As… Continue Reading Openness, Competition, and Collaboration – Stronger Together

Semiconductor Industry and the Global Supply Chain: Let’s work together to assure Digital Inclusion across the World
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Semiconductor Industry and the Global Supply Chain: Let’s work together to assure Digital Inclusion across the World

Over the past 30 years, the semiconductor industry has been at the heart of technological advances that have generated enormous benefits for the US economy, US defense capabilities, and consumers and enterprises around the world. It has also created benefits for China, whose technology industry has been able to use… Continue Reading Semiconductor Industry and the Global Supply Chain: Let’s work together to assure Digital Inclusion across the World

Exploring Corporations that are having Social Impact and Climate Action: Huawei
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Exploring Corporations that are having Social Impact and Climate Action: Huawei

Corporations are working to reduce their carbon footprints in their operations and to implement climate change measures throughout their global footprint.  Many forward thinking corporations are letting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) guide and inform these sustainability efforts including setting climate change targets to cut their carbon emissions and to support… Continue Reading Exploring Corporations that are having Social Impact and Climate Action: Huawei

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), Climate Change, and Disability Inclusion
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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Climate Change, and Disability Inclusion

How Corporations can show leadership and help during these changing times!!! I am proud to write and speak about the inclusion needs of my community, persons with disabilities, in all aspects of society.  Climate Action and the UN Sustainable Development Goals are also part of my passion along with Tech4All,… Continue Reading Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Climate Change, and Disability Inclusion

Ruh Global IMPACT promotes David Pérez to Chief Financial Officer.
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Ruh Global IMPACT promotes David Pérez to Chief Financial Officer.

Richmond, Virginia, United States of America (January 9, 2020) Ruh Global IMPACT, a disability inclusion consulting firm, announced today the promotion of David Pérez to Chief Financial Officer. Pérez will ensure profitability and growth through planning, strategy, and execution of the business’s financial operations. “David has been an integral part… Continue Reading Ruh Global IMPACT promotes David Pérez to Chief Financial Officer.

Huawei Connect 2019 / TECH4ALL, TECH4GOOD, & Digital Inclusion
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Huawei Connect 2019 / TECH4ALL, TECH4GOOD, & Digital Inclusion

Today, we face an enormous wave of innovation, across many areas that are changing the way we live, work, play and communicate.  Everything from Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, TECH4ALL, TECH4GOOD, AI4GOOD, Social Media, The Digital Economy and Currencies, Wearables,  Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and The “Gig” Economy are impacting… Continue Reading Huawei Connect 2019 / TECH4ALL, TECH4GOOD, & Digital Inclusion

Celebrating GAAD with innovation and legal clout by Rosemary Musachio
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Celebrating GAAD With Innovation and Legal Clout by Rosemary Musachio

Today, May 16, we celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).  As the name suggests, GAAD highlights all that is and should be accessible.  By promoting these ideals through innovations and legal action, the public will continue to open their minds further to what we, individuals with disabilities need to strive in society.  … Continue Reading Celebrating GAAD With Innovation and Legal Clout by Rosemary Musachio

3 Ways Inclusion Drives Technology Strategy
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3 Ways Inclusion Drives Technology Strategy

Silicon Valley has served as a beacon of technological innovation for decades. In the area of diversity, however, they have historically struggled. Making an effort to include individuals with disabilities at all levels of a company has the potential to drive business strategy further into the future, and create a society that is more cognizant and appreciative of one another’s differences. Continue Reading 3 Ways Inclusion Drives Technology Strategy

#PurpleLightUp: A Global Celebration – Let’s Light USA Purple in Celebration of “International Day of Persons with Disabilities”
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#PurpleLightUp

That’s how it is with purple, a hue that communicates royalty, majesty, and power.

And that is what brings us to the #PurpleLightUp movement, a global call to action that demands that the voices of all people around the world be heard, specifically people with disabilities and their inclusion in the workforce. Continue Reading #PurpleLightUp

Be like Justin. By Debra Ruh
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Be Like Justin

On Saturday –fittingly World Cerebral Palsy Day — the wildly popular athletic apparel giant offered a new message, a giant milestone in the global brand’s movement for inclusion; Be Like Justin.

But who is Justin? Continue Reading Be Like Justin

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Living Afraid: Impacts of Anxiety and UDL with WCAG Solutions

The questions spiral down to ever-increasing depths of unfounded possibilities and settles into a full rolling boil of panic. Blood pressure rises. Heart rate soars. All this physical and mental reaction occurs before the dog even makes his way over for morning scratches. This is how the day may start for a person living with an anxiety disorder. Continue Reading Living Afraid: Impacts of Anxiety and UDL with WCAG Solutions

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Inivisible Disabilities

I am one of the 74% of people with disabilities that have an invisible disability[1]. But I wasn’t even aware that I had a disability until I was filling out paperwork for a state identification card at the DMV. One of the last questions on the form read: “Do you… Continue Reading Inivisible Disabilities

Golden Door representing opportunity
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Sustainable Development Goals a Golden Opportunity for Inclusion and Accessibility in Developing Countries.

By David Pérez Rueda “In the year 2000, 189 countries came together to face the future.”[1] This phrase references the Millenium Summit where civil society, advocates, and state representatives came together to produce a set of goals that could help the world overcome perennial problems such as famines, droughts, wars, … Continue Reading Sustainable Development Goals a Golden Opportunity for Inclusion and Accessibility in Developing Countries.

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Calling-Out the “Call Out”

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.… Continue Reading Calling-Out the “Call Out”

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

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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… 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… Continue Reading Trailblazing 2016

Are you ready to become a disability inclusion leader? Are you prepared to reap the benefits and IMPACT of your disability Inclusion and accessibility programs? If so, working with Ruh Global IMPACT is very simple:

 1) Schedule an appointment

2) We create a plan that fits your needs

3) We execute the plan together