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.
Three new BLNs Added to the USBLN Affiliate Network since July 2017
This summer has seen landmark growth in the USBLN local Affiliate Network that spans the nation in 43 sites over 30 states! Now that the USBLN Conference is over, connecting locally with these BLNs is a way to take to the same type of around disability inclusion education and training from Orlando and spread it across your corporate footprint.
Recap: USBLN Annual Conference and Biz2Biz Expo
As a little person who attended the conference for the first time this year, I was moved by so many speeches throughout the conference. Attendees got real and shared some of their most vulnerable stories, which were relatable. Most of all, I got to be myself without having to worry about people’s perceptions.
USBLN Recognizes leaders in disability inclusion with 2017 Leadership Awards
Washington, D.C. (August 25, 2017) – On Wednesday, the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) presented top awards during the annual conference Leadership Awards Dinner in Orlando, Florida. The Leadership Awards celebrate outstanding commitment and leading disability inclusion practices.
USBLN in Inc. Magazine: Why More Tech Companies Should Hire People With Disabilities
While people with disabilities still remain largely underrepresented in the work place, especially in technology, companies are starting to see the importance of disability inclusion. A recent article published in Inc. Magazine cites encouraging data that suggests corporate attitudes are shifting.
USBLN in USA Today: More Businesses Are Opening Up To People With Disabilities
A recent article published in USA Today reports businesses are becoming increasingly accessible to people with disabilities. The 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a survey conducted by the USBLN and the American Association of People with Disabilities, supports the data.