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OAK GROVE, Ore. – After the owner of an Oak Grove coffee shop was diagnosed with terminal cancer, his cross-town competitor is stepping in to help cover his medical expenses. Continue reading Friendship Over Business’: Coffee Shop Owner Helps Competitor Stay Open During Hospice Treatment
When Patricia Saucier was a teenager, she felt as if her life story would be defined by what she could not do.As a child, she was diagnosed with an intellectual disability. By the time she Continue reading Bank Began Hiring People With Disabilities 20 Years Ago, And It Paid Off
By Jaeson “Doc” Parsons
Verizon has created an employee resource group (ERG) that utilizes diverse perspectives to put out products that are critically needed in our world today and tomorrow. Continue reading Verizon: Changing the Way People with Disabilities are Viewed
By Andrew Houghton
When I was 20 years old, I experienced a life altering motorcycle accident, which resulted in paraplegia and the need to use a wheelchair for mobility. In the years that followed, I struggled with my disability until being introduced to Continue reading How to Build on Being a Disability-Owned Business
At the Newseum recently, Comcast announced a series of initiatives designed to help address the digital divide for low-income Americans with disabilities through the Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive Internet adoption program for low-income households. Continue reading Comcast Partners With The American Association Of People With Disabilities To Help Close The Digital Divide
As the school year gets underway, Rice Krispies is thinking about what notes parents may want to tuck into their kids’ lunch boxes. Continue reading Kellogg’s Rice Krispies made sensory love notes to support kids with autism
The future looks bright for this veteran entrepreneur, who miraculously regained his once lost eyesight. Continue reading One Warrior’s Illuminating Journey
Fans of the hit A&E docu-series Born this Way know Cristina Sanz as a lovable, fun and family-oriented dancer and romantic. In 2016, Sanz became the first Hispanic woman with a disability as part of an ensemble cast to be on an Emmy award-winning show. Continue reading Born This Way Actress Shatters Disability Stigma
The Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) certification is granted to businesses that are at least 51 percent owned, operated, controlled, and managed by a person with a disability. With this certification, disability-owned businesses have increased access to contracts offered by large corporations and market advantages over competitors. Continue reading What is DOBE Certification?