UMBC robotics student invents help for those with disabilities like hers

Kavita Krishnaswamy had labored through a decade of coursework in math and computer sciences to achieve a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County graduate student had invented robotic devices that are discussed around the world. She’d spent three years narrowing the focus of her doctoral dissertation. Continue reading UMBC robotics student invents help for those with disabilities like hers

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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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