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Happy Birthday Helen Keller and IBM!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Helen Keller, who was born on June 27, 1880, would have celebrated her birthday this month. When she was less than 2 years old, Keller was struck with a major illness that left her deaf and blind. Her family hired Anne Sullivan to try to teach her, and she learned sign language and how to [...]




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Building a Nation of High-Tech Workers

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

An astute Wall Street executive says that going to college today may be a waste because of changing economic conditions and the rise of the global marketplace. Instead, Bill Gross, Managing Director of PIMCO, the world’s largest mutual fund, argues that some young adults should consider skipping an undergraduate education in favor of technology education, [...]




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Vets with Disabilities Trade Boots for Suits

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

With all the talk of veterans returning home with service-connected disabilities, it’s inspiring to hear about companies that are supporting programs that help veterans, wounded warriors and their families transition back into civilian life, and in particular, find jobs. For example, Hire Disability Solutions held its Global Veterans Career Expo in May for veterans with [...]




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WHO Releases Global Disability Report

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

A new disability study by the World Health Organization and the World Bank says the issue of disability is “complex, dynamic, multidimensional, and contested” around the world, even as its numbers continue to rise. In the first-ever research of its kind, the World Report on Disability says more than a billion people are estimated to [...]




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The Unbreakable Hope of Gary Patti

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

by Rich Fritzky
In 1957, when he was 2 weeks old, Gary Patti just started crying and crying and it was neither his diaper nor hunger. Distressed and worried and confused, his parents finally discovered that he had somehow broken his femur bone. Now today, child abuse might well have been suspected, but it was appropriately [...]




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Why Not a Tribute?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

by Rich Fritzky
Shortly after returning home after a 15 month exile in hospitals and rehabs, an exile that was complicated by near death and comas and surgeries and atrophy and amputations, an exile that stripped me of both legs and all but the stub of one finger, Jeff Klare, the founder and chief executive officer [...]




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HDS Expo Helps Wounded Warriors Find Jobs

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Forty years ago, when veterans returned from the Vietnam War, there was not much support for soldiers — especially wounded ones — who wanted to return to civilian life and find meaningful work. Apart from a few select employment programs in place, the perception of returning soldiers was that they didn’t have skills that [...]




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Developing a Plan to Hire Veterans

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

You probably already know that veterans can make excellent employees due to their solid background and leadership abilities. So if your company is considering hiring veterans and wounded warriors, you need to think about it critically. It helps to have a plan. Read on for the important steps to hiring veterans.
Examine Your Goals
First, think about [...]




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10 Tips to Make Your Website Accessible

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

With so many ways to communicate with customers and employees these days, and with the rapid speed at which technology is evolving, it can be almost impossible for employers to keep up and make sure their communications tools are accessible to people with disabilities. From videos and social networks, like Twitter and Facebook, to websites [...]




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Labor Dept. Looks to Strengthen Vets’ Hiring

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to strengthen affirmative action requirements of federal contractors and subcontractors for Veterans protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA). Veterans protected by VEVRAA include those with disabilities and those [...]




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