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Microsoft Showcases Assistive Technology

Monday, March 8th, 2010



Hey Apple, What About iPad’s Accessibility

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

In Apple’s rush to debut the new iPad tablet it forgot one little piece of marketing: Accessibility. Apple has an accessibility page but it didn’t bother to add the iPad before launching it yesterday at its headquarters. And even though Steve Jobs’ keynote was likely prepared, Apple didn’t bother to add captions for deaf or hard of hearing reporters, nor did it add captions to the 46-minute video broadcast of Jobs’ speech or the video “demo” of the new tablet. 


Helen Henderson: A wheelchair doesn’t make an employee perfect

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

“I just told off a man in a wheelchair and it felt so good.”
The speaker is Dr. Naomi Bennett, director of Pacific Wellcare, one of the fictional medical clinics depicted on the ABC television series Private Practice. The man in the wheelchair is Dr. Gabriel Fife, a “brilliant but arrogant” new colleague with whom she [...]


Finding Work for the Disabled

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Employment Services Division at Helping People Succeed, (HPS) recently announced changes to the “Ticket to Work” program.
Millions of disabled and blind Americans receive Social Security (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments but also seek independent employment. Many of these disabled people also get Medicare or Medicaid assistance. Until recently, the Social Security Administration programs [...]


Supreme Court to Address Meeting the Needs of Special-Education Students

Monday, July 20th, 2009

In a case with potential financial repercussions for school districts and families alike, the United States Supreme Court will soon decide when public schools must reimburse parents of special-education students for private-school tuition.


Rules on the way for DMV’s handicap placards

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

When a bad back and bad knees forced her to get a handicapped parking placard six years ago, Lynn Johnson asked the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles for a copy of rules that would explain who could use it and who could not.

“And they said, ‘We don’t have any,’ ” said Johnson, 62, a retired state and federal government worker who lives in Smithfield.


September’s Inroads Winner Posted

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Stricken by polio at a young age, Oumaya emigrated to America from her war torn homeland and learned to overcome the language and physical barriers. Read Oumaya’s story then share your own!


Winning Inroads Essay Posted

Monday, August 25th, 2008

This month’s winner overcame her own disability to rise to the top of one of one of the world’s leading employers!
Hear Elizabeth’s remarkable story then share your own!


Inroads – A Personal Essay Collection

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Hire Disability Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of its new online journal, “Inroads”.

“Inroads”, a personal essay collection, will celebrate the triumphant and persevering spirit that is unique to persons with disabilities and the individuals and or organizations that provide support to them.