USBLN® Issues Support Letter for Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities
WASHINGTON, DC (December 3, 2012) – “Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all” is the theme for the 2012 United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities which is annually celebrated today, December 3. In support of opportunities for people with disabilities around the world, the USBLN® has issued a letter in support of the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which recognizes that the existence of barriers constitutes a central component of disability. Under the Convention, disability is an evolving concept that “results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.” [DOC | PDF]
Disability:IN reveals new research that says millennials want disability inclusion
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USBLN – A Leading Nonprofit for Disability Inclusion – Rebrands to Disability:IN, Publishes Survey Data on Millennial Job Priorities
Survey shows millennial employees prioritize diversity and inclusion when selecting, remaining at jobs; yet only half believe their employer is committed to hiring, retaining people with disabilities.
126 Major Businesses Rated “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”
Fortune 1000 Corporations are recognized as a part of the 2018 Disability Equality Index (DEI) and honored as the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”.
5 Ways to Participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD
On May 17th, the USBLN will be celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD was established to create awareness and generate conversations about accessibility, specifically web accessibility, for people with disabilities.
USBLN Facilitates Over 8,000 New Hires with Disabilities Through Going for the Gold Program
Through the Going for the Gold (GFG) program, the USBLN is aiding 20 Fortune and Global 500 companies achieve the “gold standard” in hiring and fully including individuals with disabilities in their workforces.