Google, Stanford are teaming up to cultivate greater neurodiversity in the high tech workplace

By Sam Farmer, The Hill

When a leading technology company and a leading institution of higher learning partner with each other to make things better for an unfairly marginalized segment of society, there is cause for celebration. Particularly if you are a neurodiverse individual (autistic, for example) aspiring to a career in technology. Continue reading Google, Stanford are teaming up to cultivate greater neurodiversity in the high tech workplace

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Meet John Cronin: The Founder of John’s Crazy Socks

During Fall 2016, John Cronin began his senior year of high school and like most high school seniors, John began looking at his options for the career world. He was currently studying retail and customer service, but he also wanted to work in an atmosphere that was creative and enjoyable. Not liking any of the options that were currently available to him, John decided that the best way to find his ideal workplace was to create it himself. Continue reading Meet John Cronin: The Founder of John’s Crazy Socks

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Online Recruitment of & Outreach to People with Disabilities: Research-Based Practices

Effective recruitment and outreach are necessary to improve an organization’s pipeline of qualified applicants with disabilities. EARN’s evaluation of the research literature uncovered important implications in a number of areas, including: online messaging, outreach and recruitment, application processes and accessibility, and establishing partnerships to broaden talent pools. The following is a summary of research-based practices and elements of online outreach that increase the likelihood of attracting individuals with disabilities during the job application process. Continue reading Online Recruitment of & Outreach to People with Disabilities: Research-Based Practices

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Starbucks offers new service to make menu accessible to blind, low vision customers

By Ronnie Koenig, TODAY

Starbucks is now offering more options to make their stores and ordering experience accessible to all individuals. Starting today, customers will have access to Aira, a third-party app that connects people who are blind or have low vision with agents who can help them access information, including the menu. This summer, locations across the U.S. and Canada will also offer menus printed in large-format and in braille. Continue reading Starbucks offers new service to make menu accessible to blind, low vision customers

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