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Employment: Ford eyes workers with autism (Disability Scoop) Ford Motor Company is launching a pilot program this week designed to improve recruitment and retention of employees with autism. Through an initiative called FordInclusiveWorks, the company intends to establish five new … Continue reading
Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Consumer Advocacy: Hearing aid prices under pressure from consumer electronics (The New York Times) The consumer electronics industry is encroaching on the hearing aid business, offering products that are far less expensive and … Continue reading
Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Apparel: Nike expands shoe line for people with special needs (Disability Scoop) Nike is adding to its line of sneakers designed specifically for people with disabilities by introducing three new shoes that use … Continue reading
Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Employment: Workplace disability discrimination claims at record high (Disability Scoop) The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that charges of job bias related to disability rose 6 percent to total 26,968 for the … Continue reading
Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Research: Theater training may boost skills in kids with autism (Disability Scoop) Children with autism can see big gains in socialization, communication, and other skills by learning to perform on stage, according to … Continue reading
Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: Tracy Morgan: My daughter was afraid of me after the crash (People) It has been almost a year since the bus accident that left comedian Tracy Morgan temporarily in a wheelchair. … Continue reading
Google Announces a $20 million Initiative for People with Disabilities—Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities.
Google has announced it will be providing $20 million in Google.org grants for non-profit organizations utilizing emerging technology to increase independence of people living with disabilities. The initiative, “Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities” is designed to address the needs of the … Continue reading
Aquí puede leer este artículo en español Employment: Microsoft recruiting employees with autism (Disability Scoop) Corporate giant Microsoft has announced it will hire people with autism for full-time positions in Redmond, Wash., through a new pilot program. The company will … Continue reading
Human Interest: ‘El Deafo’: How a girl turned her disability into a superpower (NPR) Writer and illustrator Cece Bell tells her own story about growing up with a hearing impairment following meningitis at the age of 4. In her graphic … Continue reading
Human Interest: ‘Extraordinary’ little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother (NBC Today) An 8-year-old boy did not want his 6-year-old sibling who uses a wheelchair to miss out on a triathlon, so he pulled and pushed his little brother … Continue reading