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
Now you can be sure that hot new restaurant can accommodate you. Continue reading Google Maps crowdsources info for wheelchair-accessible places
Last month, our team from Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) had the pleasure of attending a conference that was right up our alley.
Continue reading Disability Driving Innovation: A Dispatch from USBLN 2017
The new £10 note, which entered circulation last week, features special design elements that will help the blind and partially sighted.
Continue reading How the new £10 note is helping the blind
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.
Continue reading AS&F Foundation Donates $5 Million to Braille Institute of America to Advance Free Low Vision Programs
From blowing things up to listening to bugs, there’s a STEM career for everyone Continue reading Disabilities don’t stop these experts in science and tech
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.
Continue reading Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Collaboration
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.
Continue reading More Companies Hiring Employees with Autism
By Mark Perriello
It’s important to remember that hiring Americans with disabilities should be no more difficult or risky than hiring anybody else. While we are not a monolithic group, there are certainly qualified, hardworking and dedicated individuals with disabilities who are ready, willing, and able to work.
Continue reading Leveling the Playing Field for People with Disabilities