AS&F Foundation Donates $5 Million to Braille Institute of America to Advance Free Low Vision Programs

The AS&F Foundation awarded $5 million to Braille Institute of America, Inc. (BIA) early last month. The gift represents the largest single donation ever awarded to BIA by a foundation. The $5 million gift will play a substantial role in helping BIA transform and sustain its vital Low Vision Program.
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Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Collaboration

As Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Advanced Security Research & Government group, Greg Akers is focused on building technology relationships with academia and other organizations to develop technical approaches to cybersecurity problems. But as a 24-year veteran with the company, Akers is uniquely positioned to bring the right Cisco talent together to create unique solutions for business and technical challenges.
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More Companies Hiring Employees with Autism

By Heather Nezich, courtesy of SBAM Approved Partner ASE

Anthem announced its partnership with Mind Shift, a company that helps businesses employ the strengths of people on the autism spectrum. They plan to recruit and hire autistic individuals for jobs in health care analytics. For adults on the spectrum, finding quality employment is very difficult. More and more companies are creating programs to provide satisfying employment to this growing population.
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Disabled Latinx Familia: Interview with Lisette Torres-Gerald

The National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD, Coalición Nacional para Latinxs con Discapacidades) will be having their 2nd annual conference, Tearing Down Walls, Building Bridges: The Disabled Latinx Movement at the Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley, California, June 16-17, 2017. StoryCorps will be recording oral histories with some of the participants on June 15 as part of the Disability Visibility Project™. I am giddy at the thought of all these new stories for our online archive!! Continue reading Disabled Latinx Familia: Interview with Lisette Torres-Gerald

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