Tag: PwD

Career Advice From People With Diverse Abilities

PwC’s Rob Rusch and Nielsen’s Elizabeth Hogan share their journeys and give advice on how persons with disabilities can leverage their skillsets in the marketplace. 01:36 – Rob Rusch Introduction 02:35 – The Power of Perspective 08:42 – Career Advice 16:27 – Elizabeth Hogan Introduction 22:32 – Nielsen’s ADEPT (Abled…

Clinton Calls for More Employment for People with Disabilities

In a speech Wednesday Hillary Clinton focused on one group of Americans that has not received too much attention during this election year: people with disabilities. Clinton called the people with disabilities community “a group of Americans who are, too often, invisible, overlooked and undervalued — who have so much…

Discrimination Against Autistic Employee at Amusement Park

By Frank Kineavy Chris Emery, 29, lost his job of 13 years at Pennsylvania’s Dorney Park. A young man with autismlost his job of more thana decade after a re-interview process did not take into account candidates with special needs. Chris Emery, 29, was looking forward to his 13th season…

13-Year-Old Builds New, Efficient Braille Printer From Lego Set

For years, people with disabilities have been desperately searching for cutting edge technology to assist them with communicating. 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee is on his way to making a substantial impact on the lives of the blind community with a lightweight, low-cost Braille printer. The eighth-grader is shaking up the industry…

Students with Disabilities More Likely to Drop out of High School

Students with disabilities are lagging behind their able-bodied peers when it comes to high school graduation. As the U.S. is on track to reach 90 percent graduation rates by 2020, students with disabilities only graduate at a rate of 61.9 percent, according to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation Report…

Cops Get Schooled on Intellectual Disabilities

Police officers in Howard County, Maryland, will be receiving a new kind of training to teach them how to appropriately handle situations involving people with intellectual disabilities. In certain situations, people with intellectual disabilities, such as Down syndrome or autism, may not respond in the same manner as someone who…

United Airlines: No Fly Zone for People with Disabilities

United Airlines was fined $2 million on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation for its failure to provide proper accommodations for passengers with disabilities. According to the DOT, the treatment of passengers with disabilities by America’s second-largest airline was investigated following “a significant increase in the number of disability-related…