Imagine joining the military in the hopes of playing soccer for your country to only end up fighting your own battle to survive a sudden, terminal illness. Out of the 17.4 million veterans in the U.S., almost 3% of them experience a cancer diagnosis annually. Continue reading Victorious Veteran Combats A Hidden Enemy
It’s an old cliche that if an actor wants to win an Oscar, he or she should consider playing a character with a disability. Continue reading Entertainers Discuss Disability Representation in Hollywood
By Kellie Speed
Eight years ago, Travis Mills’ life was forever changed when he became one of only five servicemen from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ever to survive his injuries as a quadruple amputee. Continue reading Travis Mills: A Profile in True Courage
By Kellie Speed
After applying for numerous jobs and receiving countless rejections, Collette Divitto did what not too many young ladies her age might do after college – she decided to start her own business. Continue reading Collettey’s Cookies Founder Helps Others with Disabilities
By Tamala Scott
As we envision a return to normal following the pandemic, many businesses find themselves in a position of having to rehire staff to ramp back up to pre-COVID productivity and revenue. Continue reading Rehiring the Smart Way: Mainstreaming Disability in Recruiting Strategies
By the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)
The challenges brought to daily life in 2020, coupled with an increased understanding about the prevalence of mental health conditions, is spurring employers to consider strategies they can use to support employees’ mental health. Continue reading Helping Employers “Bring Their A Game” to Workplace Mental Health
By Devin Boyle
With the rapid rise of telework, the PEAT team recognizes it’s more important than ever to make sure virtual presentations are accessible. Continue reading 7 Steps to Make Your Virtual Presentations Accessible
By AnnMarie Killian
Imagine this: You are hiring for a job that requires phone work…but the person sitting in front of you is deaf/hard of hearing.
You may be wonder, can a person who is deaf/hard of hearing use the phone successfully? Continue reading Can You Hire a Deaf Employee When the Job Requires Phone Work?
By Elizabeth Stephen, VP of Customer Engagement at Striata, The Americas
In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 achieved what years of lobbying and education has not—convincing organizations of the importance of making sure digital assets, like websites, emails and mobile apps, are easy to use and simple to navigate. Continue reading Digital Accessibility: Why It’s More Vital Than Ever
By Joanne Cleaver
Grant Thornton, the northern Virginia office of international accounting and advisory firm, had a problem.
The office is located in the Washington, D.C. metro, one of the most racially diverse areas in America, with an especially strong representation of Black professionals. Continue reading Cultivating a ‘Deliberately Diverse’ Approach in Accounting & Advisory Fields