DiversityComm, Inc. Adds “DOBE” to List of Minority Business Certifications

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Irvine, September 26, 2017 – DiversityComm, Inc. (DCI), the publisher of six diversity-inclusion focused magazines—Black EOE Journal, HISPANIC Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’S Magazine, Diversity in STEAM, U.S. Veterans Magazine and DIVERSEability Magazine—is known for its signature celebrity, advocacy-focused cover stories. Now DCI demonstrates its commitment to inclusion by announcing that, along with its WBENC certification, it is now certified by the USBLN as a DOBE (disability-owned business enterprise).

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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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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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Smart-Earbud Startup Doppler Labs Is Preparing For Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

In March, after Doppler Labs hired a new chief scientist, it put together a team of half-dozen people that cofounder and CEO Noah Kraft soon started calling the Avengers. The team, under the leadership of the company’s new chief scientist, Jim Pitkow, included experts in audiology and machine learning – and accessibility. A key goal: To prepare the smart-earbud startup for the hoped-for passage of a bill that would allow hearing aids for those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss to be sold over the counter in drugstores across the country, similarly to reading glasses. Such a move would upend the $6 billion hearing-aid market, which is dominated by six long-time players that sell their FDA-regulated devices for thousands of dollars (rarely covered by insurance) to patients only after they receive a hearing test. Continue reading Smart-Earbud Startup Doppler Labs Is Preparing For Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

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