USBLN and the American Council of the Blind form partnership
Partnership encourages corporate America to be more inclusive of people who are blind or visually impaired.
US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Council of the Blind (ACB) announce collaboration to increase the rate of employment for people who are blind or visually impaired and advocate for enhanced workplace accessibility.
“ACB is excited to collaborate with USBLN and its members to increase employment of people who are blind or visually impaired and advocate for increased accessibility in the workplace,” Said Eric Bridges, ACB Executive Director. “Collaboration is a core value of ACB, and working with USBLN provides opportunities to educate and advocate for corporations to hire, employ and support people who are blind or visually impaired, ensuring application, on-boarding and on-the-job processes are accessible.”
As a non-profit business-to-business network, USBLN works with corporations to become disability-inclusive in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace. The USBLN network currently comprises of over 130 corporations actively advancing their policies and programs for people with disabilities.
The ACB-USBLN partnership will strengthen business diversity initiatives, as well as enhance USBLN’s current programs and services for talent with disabilities.
“Corporate America is realizing the true untapped potential of talent with disabilities,” said Jill Houghton, USBLN president and CEO. “Forming a partnership with ACB enables us to continue to advance opportunities for talent who are blind and visually impaired.”
About the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®)
USBLN (US Business Leadership Network) unites business around disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace. USBLN has more than 130 corporate partners spanning the technology, healthcare, financial, transportation, entertainment, and retail industries. USBLN serves as a collective voice of nearly 50 Business Leadership Network Affiliates across the United States, representing over 5,000 businesses. USBLN has various nationally recognized tools and programs, such as the Disability Equality Index and the leading disability-owned business enterprise (DOBE) certification program, to bridge inclusive companies with people and organizations within the disability community.
About the American Council of the Blind
The American Council of the Blind is the nation’s leading consumer grassroots organization representing Americans who are blind and visually impaired. ACB strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all people who are blind and visually impaired. For more information visit www.acb.org.
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