When we travel by air, most of us don’t instinctively think about the process and the number of industries and services involved in our experiences at the airport and on our flights. Continue reading From Curb to Gate: Improving Air Travel for People with Disabilities
People with autism generally see the world through a different lens than the rest of the world, and it’s often one with a singular focus. Such is the case with 12-year-old Anthony Schmidt. Anthony is driven—by his obsession for cars.
Continue reading Autistic Boy Can Name Any Car Ever Made—and Makes Amazingly Lifelike Photos With his Model Collection
While this year’s COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business as usual for many businesses, it has also presented unexpected opportunities. Like many others, The Arc was forced to cancel and shift all in-person events starting in March. Continue reading Convening in the Time of COVID-19: Disability Advocates Converge on Zoom for The Arc’s National Convention
I am Byron, a 53-year old male suffering from anxiety, insomnia, and depression for the past 30 years. I have been on many different medications in the past with minimal to moderate success.
Studies show that companies with a diverse and inclusive workforce benefit from greater employee retention and higher productivity rates. But some people think that accommodations are always expensive and complicated.
Little is known about the experience and representation of people with disabilities in MBA programs so far, but that’s about to change. Continue reading World’s First Study on Disability Inclusion in MBA Programs Launched
As the sun barely began to rise at 5:52am on Saturday morning, 7 November 2022, Special Olympics Florida athlete Chris Nikic and his Unified partner and coach Dan Grieb, entered the water in Panama City at the start of the IRONMAN Florida triathlon. Continue reading Chris Nikic Shatters Stereotypes to Become First Person with Down Syndrome to Complete an IRONMAN
By Devin Coldewey of Tech Crunch
Apple has packed an interesting new accessibility feature into the latest beta of iOS: a system that detects the presence of and distance to people in the view of the iPhone’s camera, so blind users can social distance effectively, among many other things. Continue reading iPhones can now tell blind users where and how far away people are
By Sheryl Snapp Conner of Entrepreneur
In a recent column, I introduced Ric Nelson, a 37-year-old disability advocate in Anchorage, Alaska. Nelson has cerebral palsy and requires full-time assistance to manage his physical needs. Despite his challenges, he’s dedicated his career to advancing programs and understanding of the disabled in Alaska (which ranks third in the U.S. for the strength of its programs) and throughout the U.S.
Continue reading 3 Ways Elevating the Narrative on Disabilities Leads to Business Success
By Susan Murad
With National Disability Employment Awareness Month just concluded, the Center on Employment at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf is offering tips for employers conducting virtual interviews with deaf and hard-of-hearing job candidates. Continue reading Tips for Conducting Virtual Interviews with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Job Candidates