The Student of Vision Abie Award honors young women dedicated to creating a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for which they build. This year’s winner is Georgia Tech student Jhillika Kumar. Continue reading Meet Grace Hopper Celebration 2019’s Honoree Jhillika Kumar
While you’re in town for the 2019 Disability:IN 22nd Annual National Conference & Expo July 15–18, 2019, check out some of the fine food that Chicago is so well known for. We’ve assembled a list of several accessible restaurants, as well as shopping, other necessities, and the transportation to get you there. Continue reading Headed to Disability:IN 2019? Discover The Magnificent Mile!
By Jaeson Parsons
Sunday Parker’s experiences with a mobility-based disability since birth has given her unique insight into the struggles that those with disabilities face. We wanted to get a better understanding of Sunday’s career journey as well as her insight into the creation and success of Abilityforce at Salesforce. Continue reading Stronger Together: Salesforce, Abilityforce & Sunday Parker
Instead of allowing his disability to inhibit him, Ryan Niemiller from America’s Got Talent capitalized on it. Continue reading Ryan Niemiller From ‘America’s Got Talent’ Is Spreading Disability Awareness With His Comedy
You’re never too old to play with Barbie—especially when you’ve been waiting 37 years for one you can see yourself in. Continue reading This Woman’s 37-Year Wait For A Barbie That Looks Like Her Is Finally Over
The ISABLED Virtual Career Fair platform makes it easier to connect recruiters from leading companies and high-impact professionals with disabilities. They are are a fun and easy way to connect recruiters and job seekers with disabilities. There are currently more jobs in the U.S than available workers to fill them, and companies are forced to explore more options to find talent to hire to help them grow their business.
By Kathleen Wroblewski, Director of Communications, Bay Path University
It’s difficult for many people to approach a stranger’s house and knock on their door. It’s quite another matter if you are knocking on doors and running for public office. Continue reading Meet the first openly autistic woman elected to political office
Owner Tiffany Fixter’s mission for the restaurant, which opened in December, is not only to create employment opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD); she also wants to give Denver area families with special needs children or adults an inclusive restaurant option that accepts and supports people of all abilities.
Continue reading Pizzability is serving up a slice of community right alongside its hand-tossed pizzas and craft beer
Here’s advice on overcoming the mental roadblocks employment gaps create before they sabotage your job search, from those who’ve been there.
By Alex Haagaard
It’s 6 AM and your alarm is going off. You hit the snooze button, hoping for a few more minutes of sleep before you drag yourself out of bed. This is a morning routine most people are familiar with. But for workers with chronic illness, it can look very different. Continue reading What It’s Like Living and Working With a Chronic Illness