A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities

A Message from Delaware Governor Jack MarkellA Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities are a testament to the progress we are making. I ask you—businesses, self-advocates, practitioners, family members—to continue to “think beyond the label” by spreading the word that employing people with disabilities is not only the right thing to do, it makes … Continue reading “A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities”

A Partnership to Further Advance Service-Disabled Veterans in Employment and Entrepreneurship

When we announced last week that the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) has formally partnered with the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) with the focus on service-disabled veterans in employment and entrepreneurship, it was a welcome milestone. Our organizations have worked on parallel paths for many years in relation to … Continue reading “A Partnership to Further Advance Service-Disabled Veterans in Employment and Entrepreneurship”

Why Wouldn’t It Work

Jennifer Erickson and Beth Behal have been the co-owners of Camille’s Sidewalk Café in Sioux Falls for the last seven years. The door to hiring people with disabilities was opened for them by an employment specialist from Southeastern Behavioral HealthCare. Beth said, “We didn’t seek out people with disabilities for employees, they came to us. … Continue reading “Why Wouldn’t It Work”

Bangor Hydro Electric Company

Bangor Hydro Electric Company (BHE) has successfully employed people with a disability for many years. “We believe that work is an important part of everyone’s life,” said Susan Faloon, BHE’s communications officer. Employees with a disability, including those that require accommodation to perform their work, work in the same positions as non-disabled employees, such as … Continue reading “Bangor Hydro Electric Company”

Effecting Change, Driving Growth

When digital imaging giant Canon set out to manufacture a photocopier that was accessible to people with disabilities, Sean Stapelford showed them how. He created 15 pages of recommendations on accessible design for the copier, which guided the work of Canon engineers from New York to Tokyo. Today, Stapelford’s insights and input are the inspiration … Continue reading “Effecting Change, Driving Growth”