The USBLN® Applauds American Businesses for Appealing to the United States Senate to Ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
American businesses large and small signed onto a USBLN® letter in support of the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which is an international disability treaty that was inspired by U.S. leadership in recognizing the rights of people with disabilities.
The CRPD is a vital framework for creating legislation and policies around the world that embrace the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities. The USBLN® would like to acknowledge and thank all partners including board members, corporate members, BLN affiliates, USBLN® certified disability-owned businesses and community partners including Access Living, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), Deb Dagit Diversity, LLC (a USBLN® certified disability-owned business), the National Organization on Disability (NOD) and the U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD) for working collaboratively on this effort.
We continue to seek the support of business and welcome more signatures to the letter referenced above.
Necessity Is The Mother of Invention
As inhabitants of a world not always ideally built to suit their needs, members of the disability community innovate to make their lives easier. These accommodations not only help them, but promote inclusiveness, ultimately benefiting everyone. Here are a few examples of incredible innovations in the marketplace today.
Exploring Global Disability Employment Strategies
The USBLN Global Disability Employment Summit will be held on July 27th, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. Companies present will share best practices, and collaborate on ways to promote accessibility, supplier diversity and government regulations related to hiring people with disabilities outside the U.S.
Five Ways People with Disabilities Are Driving Innovation
From the entertainment and fashion industry to the world of super heroes, technology is changing the landscape of disability. Advancements are pushing the boundaries, furthering the possibilities, and creating more accessible and inclusive opportunities. Here are five awesome examples we’ve seen recently:
USBLN Conference Exclusive Sessions now available for Sign-Up
The Wednesday, August 23rd Industry Sectors Roundtable at the USBLN Annual Conference is an exclusive benefit for corporate partners that support the USBLN at the Ruby level or higher.
Driving Innovation Through Disability Inclusion
Throughout history, disability has driven innovation, leading to a wide-range of useful inventions. For example, though text messaging was originally meant as a communication tool for deaf people, we can all agree that it has since changed the way the entire world communicates.