Accenture solves our clients’ toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.
The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, state, regional and national levels. Each Regional ADA Center focuses on its region’s unique needs. This regional focus is critical to ensuring that ADA National Network services meet the needs of a diversity of populations and stakeholders throughout the country. ADA specialists address complex questions on a wide range of ADA topics such as reasonable accommodations at work, building codes for new construction projects, accessible housing, and transitioning from school to work. Training is provided in-person or through distance technology such as webinars, podcasts and web courses. The majority of training activities are conducted at the local, state or regional level and are tailored to meet the needs of each specific audience.
Aira is today’ fastest growing assistive community for people who are blind or low vision. Leveraging leading edge technology and human assistants, the company delivers a unique service to make visual information immediately accessible at the point of need without a sighted assistant nearby. We are on a mission to make the world accessible by providing immediate access to information. Anytime, anywhere for all.
The ACS Family began in 2007, and is a Family of companies represented by Alternative Communication Services (ACS), EduCAPTION, Home Team Captions, Closed Caption Productions, and PostCAP. Each segment exists to provide the highest quality voice-to-text and sign language services possible, delivering these services to consumers throughout the world, and recognizing the unique strengths of each individual in the process. The ACS Family provides voice-to-text services in the form of remote and onsite CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation), which is a full screen of verbatim English text. We also provide real-time captioning, which is the instantaneous transcription of what is said translated into English text and merged with a video image, typically seen on television. The ACS Family provides captioning for broadcast news channels around the country. The ACS Family also provides Text Interpreting (C-Print and TypeWell). This service is typically only used in schools and provides meaning-for-meaning or concept-for-concept translation as opposed to word-for-word verbatim (as in CART). The ACS Family was a pioneer in remote Text Interpreting, and now provides hundreds of hours a week of this service. Post-production (offline) captioning has become a very specialized and intricate type of work. Because of this, the ACS Family of companies added PostCAP to specifically focus on the unique needs of the post-production community. Led by T.J. DiGrazia, PostCAP has experienced significant growth in a short time, and has earned the respect of many consumers. Finally, the ACS Family provides certified sign language services for those who sign as their preferred mode of communication. Our sign language is used primarily in convention settings and classrooms. Wherever possible, the ACS Family secures certified sign language providers from the communities where the service will be provided. Our goals are to provide the highest level of quality while supporting the local service providers. For CART, Captioning and Text Interpreting, the ACS Family uses steno machine-based providers for 99% of all assignments. Regardless of who is creating the text our accuracy base is 98.5%; however, most of the ACS Family CART/Captioners consistently translate above 99.5%. The accuracy rating is called the TER, the Total Error Ratio. All errors are counted and divided by the total number of words written. CART Captioners are evaluated periodically, and those not meeting the minimum criteria are removed from the CART/Captioning rotation. The ACS Family offers nearly 2000 hours of onsite CART, remote CART, captioning and Text Interpreting services weekly. Interpreting hours have exceeded several hundred hours this year. By offering American Sign Language, onsite CART, remote CART, Text Interpreting services and post-production captioning, THE ACS Family is uniquely positioned to meet all the communication access needs of each of our clients. Services provided by the ACS Family are used in the business setting (teleconference calls, staff meetings, web conferences, training sessions), in conventions (workshops and plenaries), in schools (classroom learning, web-based learning and meetings), and on broadcast television and webcasts.
AIR is one of the world’s largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of our 1,800 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to challenges that span the human life course. AIR’s mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people’s lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged. Within the United States and internationally, AIR will be the preeminent organization that produces improvements in education, health, and the workforce; addresses the needs of individuals, organizations, and communities; designs and advances statistical and research methods; causes practitioners and organizations to adopt evidence-based practices; and informs public understanding and policymaking by the best evidence. Diversity and Inclusion: AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment.
Bank of America is committed to being a great place to work for every employee. The diversity of our employees —in thought, style, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture and experience—makes us stronger, and is essential to our ability to serve our clients, fulfill our purpose and drive responsible growth.
We want to ensure that Bank of America is an employer of choice by creating an environment where all employees, including those with disabilities, have an opportunity to succeed and achieve their goals. We’re committed to helping all employees reach their full potential. We offer a wide range of resources, programs, health and retirement benefits designed to support all employees. In addition, we offer specific support to our employees with disabilities such as accommodation services, an alternative formation communication program, workplace-related funding, and specialized health programs.
In addition, we have a Disability Advocacy Network that supports employees with disabilities, as well as employees who have family members, friends or customers with disabilities, by connecting them to opportunities for professional growth and development, holding information forums and providing opportunities for community involvement. DAN members also educate our company on issues for those affected by disabilities by holding employee and community events focused on special needs planning, resources for children with learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s and eldercare, diabetes and disability etiquette and services available at the bank. DAN has grown by 70% over the last three years and now has 7,000 global members. Working with Global Learning, the Global Diversity and Inclusion Organization and Global Technology & Operations, DAN recently introduced training videos and manager guides to help connect and engage employees with differing abilities.
Our commitment to making financial lives better through the power of every connection extends beyond the four walls of our company through sincere community outreach. We have partnered with Special Olympics for over 30 years, as both a supporter and sponsor of the World Games and various leadership programs that Special Olympics offers. We have also sponsored the National Disability Institute since it was founded in 2005, providing grant support and leadership to help NDI achieve their objectives to help people with disabilities manage their financial lives and achieve economic mobility. Individuals working with NDI have also been introduced to other asset building and financial stability strategies including financial education, building and repairing credit, housing and employment. Further, we work to provide the best possible customer support to our clients and communities that may have disabilities through our Americans With Disabilities Act compliance and education training, our promotion of accessible facilities and auxiliary aids, and our Merrill Lynch financial advisors who are certified in Special Needs Planning.
Here at Bank of America, we know we are all better when we are connected. Diversity is key to driving success, both within our company and around the world. We are committed to doing all we can to support our employees, clients and communities with disabilities.
Advancing life – that’s what we at Bayer are all about. We put ourselves to the test day in, day out. All together. All over the world. With enthusiasm for new ideas. Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time. A growing and aging world population requires an adequate supply of food and improved medical care. Our goal is to create value for our customers, stockholders and employees. We are committed to operating sustainably and addressing social and ethical responsibilities. All of our activities are driven toward our purpose: SCIENCE FOR A BETTER LIFE.
Caption First is a high-quality and high-integrity Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and captioning company. CART and captioning are both instantaneous, word-for-word translations of the spoken word into the written word. Established in 1989, this certified woman-owned, disability-owned, small business has served thousands of consumers in a variety of places such as businesses, universities, conventions, meetings, webinars, religious settings and television … anywhere consumers need to hear the spoken word through their eyes. Caption First provides services around the world, remote or onsite, 24/7/365. We also provide transcription, time-coding, and captioning of archived audio, video, and webcast files. Caption First stands apart from our competitors by providing the best customer service and by requiring all of our captioners to be certified by the National Court Reporters Association. You can find out more about Caption First at www.captionfirst.com and www.facebook.com/captionfirst. You can contact us at 800-825-5234 or email@example.com.
The CIA is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological, and military environment. At CIA, our paramount goal is to protect the national security of the United States. Virtually any job you can imagine is available at the CIA. Add your abilities to our mission. View our available career opportunities, student programs, and learn about the application process by visiting cia.gov/careers.
- Business Name: Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc (CSD)
- Business Address: 2028 E Ben White Blvd, #240-5250, Austin, TX
- Established: 1975
- Website: www.csd.org
General Business Activities
CSD is the largest non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating opportunities for Deaf success. We offer a wide range of programs and services to designed to educate Deaf people and the public, facilitate communication through technological solutions, and support businesses with resources to hire Deaf employees. CSD has over 1,000 employees and over $38M in annual revenue.
- Purpose: To be a thought leader and source of solutions when it comes to Deaf people in the workforce.
- Core values: Centering Deaf people as a valuable and essential part of the workplace • Changing misconceptions about Deaf people and their abilities • Showcasing Deaf success
- Goals: Increase the pool of self-sufficient Deaf individuals, strengthening the Deaf community and the local communities to which they belong.
Scope of Work
CSD provides a number of services to the Deaf community and to the general public. These services include online educational programs, an interpreter database, opportunities for existing Deaf-run businesses to receive funding and other forms of support, opportunities for existing community programs to receive fundraising assistance and other forms of support, opportunities for businesses to hire people who are fluent in ASL to provide direct communication with consumers via video phones, a creative team that will help you market effectively to the Deaf community, and more. CSD is here to provide ideas and support for companies who want to create a workforce that is vibrant and diverse, representing the best of what America has to offer.
Our dedication to leadership extends beyond our clients and the commercial marketplace to our own people and the communities in which we work and live. Our success depends on cultivating and celebrating diverse skill sets, backgrounds, and values, and we enable leadership throughout our communities through pro-bono and volunteer work that leverages our skills and experience to help others achieve their goals.
DTTL and each DTTL member firm are legally separate and independent entities, which cannot obligate each other. DTTL and each DTTL member firm are liable only for their own acts and omissions, and not those of each other. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients.
Services to clients are provided by the subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP, including:
- Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
- Deloitte Tax LLP
- Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP
DiversityComm, Inc. (DCI) Is dedicated to inform, educate, employ and provide equal opportunity within corporate America in order to create a more diverse workplace. DCI is the premiere resource for diverse audiences and companies across the nation providing & informing cutting edge concepts and is the link between the qualified students, career & business candidates, educational institutions, corporate America, and the federal government.
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com.
Direct Video Calling (DVC) solutions connect calls from people who are deaf and Hard of Hearing and using a videophone to individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). To encourage the use of DVC technology in government and commercial call centers, the FCC developed an open-source platform called ACE Direct, which is an ASL-friendly solution that incorporates and routes video calls either as a stand-alone platform or integrated with technologies in your existing call center. Stop by for a demonstration of the ACE Direct platform functionality and to learn more about the value of using DVC to enhance communication for your deaf and Hard of Hearing customers. For more information visit www.fcc.gov/DVC.
We provide, promote, and expand employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Founded in 1998, Galt Foundation is a social enterprise that provides temporary staffing services in Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.
We believe in the win-win. We match great organizations with loyal and motivated employees. Our experienced and skilled staff help organizations live their highest values while driving their success.
GettingHired, an Allegis Group Company, is a recruitment solution dedicated to helping inclusive employers hire professional individuals and veterans with disabilities. It’s important for organizations to recognize that diversity in hiring does not simply mean a focus on gender and ethnicity. We connect skilled professionals to inclusive employers and advocacy organizations in the private and non-profit sectors, giving our employers direct access to the untapped labor pool of people with disabilities. We provide employers with a full-service solution for attracting, recruiting, hiring and retaining the talent they need to meet their goals while also complying with OFCCP regulations. We provide job seekers with a fully-accessible career portal and connections to various employment resources. As an industry leader in connecting employers to individuals with disabilities, GettingHired understands the challenge employers face to build an inclusive strategy as well as individuals with disabilities face to find employment. We are dedicated to face these challenges as your ally in building a thriving and inclusive workplace by providing consultation, resources and solutions. Let us connect you with a professional community of job seekers with disabilities to help your business flourish.
iDisability™ is a fully accessible enterprise-wide eLearning software solution launched by Joyce Bender of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. and Andrew Houghton of No Barriers Media. These internationally recognized disability-owned business enterprises (DOBEs) drew upon their mutual 20+ years of expertise in disability employment and strategic digital media, in addition to Joyce’s experience representing the U.S. State Department on information exchanges on disability employment in Panama, South Korea, Indonesia, and Japan. Developed by people with disabilities, iDisability has already been licensed by forward-thinking companies in many industries, including finance, technology, healthcare, and manufacturing, with nearly a million business users on platform.
Current Learning Offering
The iDisability™ Suite offers:
- Thirty-five 15-minute training modules on global disability employment and inclusion topics
- Nine hours of on-demand learning content available to the entire workforce
- Best practices to recruit, interview, hire, accommodate, and retain employees with disabilities
- Content on emerging workplace topics, such as digital accessibility and neurodiversity
- Scalable and sustainable, just-in time training delivered as SCORM packages, developed using Adobe Captivate that can be accessed via any corporate learning management system
- Credible action in training to satisfy Section 503 requirements and strategies to reach the utilization goal
- Training that can fulfill an element of scoring with the Disability Equality Index
- Knowledge checks to reinforce key concepts and learning objectives
- Takeaway documents to summarize content, suggest learning paths, and provide informative resources that are customizable, as appropriate
- Technical and implementation support for the duration of the software license
- Communication templates to launch the tool and track learning compliance
Upcoming Product Innovations
- Interactive, accessible knowledge checks
- Increased use of scenario-based learning
- Customer engagement via the iDisability™ virtual community, supporting disability inclusion questions, content suggestions, and sharing feedback on product implementation and results
Do not miss out on your chance to be a part of this innovative discussion. To schedule a demo, or for more information, fill out our contact form or visit us at the conference.
For 80 years, the employees of Ingalls Shipbuilding have pioneered the development and production of technologically advanced, highly capable warships for the surface Navy fleet, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and foreign and commercial customers. Ingalls Shipbuilding is the largest manufacturing employer in the state of Mississippi and a major contributor to the economic growth of the state Alabama as well. For more information, please visit ingalls.huntingtoningalls.com. Facts at a Glance: « Located in Pascagoula, Miss. on 800 acres of land along the Pascagoula River. « Employing about 11,500 people « Builder-of-record for 35 Aegis DDG 51 class of guided missile destroyers « Builder-of-record for the LHA 6 class large deck amphibious ships and the sole builder of the Navy’s newest fleet of San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships « Builder-of-record for the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard – the National Security Cutter « Largest industrial employer in Mississippi.
inQUEST is a full-service global diversity and inclusion (D&I) consulting firm currently delivering programs in 10 countries. We are comprised of a collective of thought leaders that work closely with clients to develop creative, realistic, and practical solutions unique to each client’s culture. We work with clients that are new to the human capital discussion and those that are recognized as best-in-class. Our clients range from startups to large global organizations and span a variety of industries.
Integrate Autism Employment Advisors Helping organizations identify, recruit, and retain qualified professionals on the autism spectrum.
The SpecialCareSM program, developed by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company , provides access to information and resources to families with dependents, of any age, who have a disability. The program’s holistic approach involves a person with special needs’ network of advisors, including a Special Care Planner or other financial professional that specializes in working with special needs. Our mission is to help educate families and caregivers of people with special needs about the importance and steps in creating a life care plan to help provide a secure financial future. For more information about Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its SpecialCareSM program, please visit www.massmutual.com/specialcare.
Microsoft is committed to creating and delivering technology that empowers all people. We know that people interact with our products in diverse ways. So, we’re working hard to ensure our products are designed with accessibility in mind and provide a great user experience for everyone.
For more information, please visit our website: http://microsoft.com/accessibility and be sure to stop by our expo booth or visit one of our sessions to learn about the accessibility work being done throughout Microsoft.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation is dedicated to empowering youth with disabilities to access possible. By investing in ability awareness, leadership development and employment preparation projects, the foundation and Mitsubishi Electric accessTEAM volunteers are helping Rising Leaders with disabilities develop the self-advocacy and job readiness skills they need for success, while educating employers about workplace inclusion. Stop by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation booth at USBLN to hear Rising Leader elevator pitches, and learn about strategies USBLN member companies can utilize to attract top talent. Learn more at www.meaf.org.
A non-profit braille publisher, National Braille Press promotes literacy for blind children through outreach programs and provides access to information by producing information in braille for blind children and adults. National Braille Press is the premier braille publisher in the US specializing in producing original braille works written by blind authors expressly for blind people.
CAREERS THAT TAKE YOU PLACES At Northrop Grumman, our work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology helps protect. Here you’ll have the opportunity to connect with co-workers in an environment that’s uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful, and above all collaborative. Wherever you work in the company and whatever your role, you’re united by our mission to protect the world we live in. Let’s do the work that matters –together. www.northropgrumman.com/careers.
Novartis focuses its business on three divisions with innovation power and global scale: pharmaceuticals (Novartis Pharmaceuticals), eye care (Alcon) and generics (Sandoz). These three divisions are supported by our research organization, the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) , and a centralized services group, Novartis Business Services, to facilitate collaboration across our divisions, and drive efficiency and productivity gains. www.supplierdiversity.novartis.com
OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind,visually impaired, have a reading disability or people with other conditions. Powered by leading minds in the Computer Vision and Machine Learning fields, OrCam’s team includes dedicated software, computer and electrical engineers, hardware design experts, and a passionate customer service team – including sighted, low vision and blind members – to provide a visual aid through a discreet, mobile and easy-to-use interface. OrCam was jointly founded in 2010 by CTO Professor Amnon Shashua and CEO Ziv Aviram, who are also the co-founders of collision avoidance system Mobileye (NYSE: MBLY). The OrCam MyEye assistive technology device was launched in the U.S. in 2015 and subsequently in a growing number of countries. The company recently established its European headquarters in London and Canadian headquarters in Toronto.
Orion Industries is a social enterprise with a mission of helping those with disabilities and barriers to employment. Orion uses operations in its Aerospace manufacturing division and Contact Center Services division as platforms to develop job skills through mentoring and internship programs. Orion’s Training & Employment division supports individuals in achieving their goals through job placement and job retention services. Orion is the leader in providing help desk and technical support to corporate customers and employees who have disabilities. This includes providing video to video American Sign Language agents as well as other assistive technologies. Secure, onshore BPO services include (ISO 27001 2013 certified, PCI & HIPPA compliant):: • Contact center services (Voice, chat, email, SMS) for helpdesk, technical, customer and healthcare / payer support • Document management, complex data entry • Software, CRM and database testing. Featured customers include Boeing, Microsoft and the U. S. Army. Orion is an Ability One producer. Contact: Bill Holder, Bill.firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-529 5627.
Purple Communications is a leading provider of Video Relay Services (VRS) that enable deaf and hearing individuals to easily communicate with each other. Purple utilizes multiple VRS delivery platforms including TV monitors, desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Purple’s portfolio includes telephone captioning services, text relay services, on-site interpreting services and Video Relay Interpreting (VRI). For more information, visit PurpleVRS.com.
Our philosophy of “empathy drives innovation” influences everything we do at Rangam. We are a global diverse workforce staffing solutions provider. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for our candidates while providing exceptional service to our clients. We do this by delivering an integrated recruitment solution that combines technology, training, and education to our candidates while providing our clients with a large, diverse network of qualified talent.
Our Diversity and Inclusion workforce programs include:
Powerful Staffing Solutions
Workforce Staffing Solutions
– Contract staffing
– Direct hire
– Full-cycle recruitment
– Payroll services
Innovative Technology Development:
– End-to-end recruitment tools and portals
– Mobile & web application development
– Artificial intelligence & machine learning
USBLN Certified | ISO 9001 | WMBE | SBE | WBENC | NMSDC
What our clients are saying
“Our partnership with diverse suppliers like Rangam has been mutually beneficial and has led to the development of several MWBE programs for the region’s entrepreneurs” (Director Global Procurement – Pharmaceutical Client)
“Rangam is most certainly one of the top performing vendors we have” (Vendor Manager – Telecommunications MSP)
“The best thing about working with Rangam is they were very sensitive to what my needs were and there was very good alignment with the services provide and what they could do for me” (Project Manager – Consultant Pharmaceutical)
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Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Center on Employment staff travel nationwide to make presentations and exhibit at venues where employers gather, in order to develop employment opportunities for co-ops for students and jobs for graduates.
Established in 1974, SourceAmerica® creates job opportunities for a skilled and dedicated workforce of people with significant disabilities. SourceAmerica is the vital link between the federal government and private sector organizations that procure the products and services provided by this exceptional workforce via a network of more than 750 community-based nonprofits. Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, SourceAmerica provides its nonprofit agency network with business development, contract management, legislative and regulatory assistance, communications and public relations materials, information technology support, engineering and technical assistance, and extensive professional training needed for successful nonprofit management. SourceAmerica is an AbilityOne® Authorized Enterprise.
SourceCast is a leading provider of results-driven diversity hiring services for VEVRAA and Section 503 compliance. Through the new, groundbreaking DirectSource compliance hiring accelerator, SourceCast delivers top talent through the largest diversity talent source network that hand-selects qualified candidates based on the true needs of each company. SourceCast provides nearly effortless compliance and the ultimate diversity hiring performance with a unique diversity compliant pre-qualified job seeker referral system for veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Sprint Accessibility for All – Bridging the telecommunications gap for people with disabilities:Telecommunications products and services to eliminate barriers (either directly or in combination with assistive technology) in order to enhance people’s everyday lives including individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, Blind or Low Vision, or have Speech, Mobile, or Cognitive disabilities. Sprint offers a full suite of relay services including Sprint Teleconferencing Caption (STC), Sprint IP Relay (app and web), Sprint CapTel (Captioned Telephone), wireless Sprint Relay and Sprint Vision Stores; Sprint Accessibility Care (SAC), and Video Customer Service (VCS) for customers who use American Sign Language (ASL). For a list of accessible solutions, please visit our booth or check online: www.sprint.com/accessibility
Symplicity is a market leader in enterprise technology and workflow management solutions for higher education, government, and corporate businesses. Our solutions have helped more than 41 million users over the past 20 years. Accommodate by Symplicity is the only 508-compliant Software-as-a-Service solution, self-service portal and employee accommodation case management system on the market today.
Hello, we’re Texthelp….the experts in digital inclusion and accessibility. We believe that literacy is everyone’s passport to professional and social success. That’s why we’ve created smart, easy-to-use support technologies that allow people to access and understand digital content, as well as read and write with greater confidence. We’re a leader in digital inclusion and assistive software with products that are used daily by thousands of employers and employees worldwide. Our digital inclusion software is used by private, public and nonprofit organisations worldwide to promote equality and diversity, personal empowerment while increasing efficiencies and reducing costs. Texthelp works closely with leading technology companies including Google and Microsoft, together with many of the world’s major publishers to provide bespoke literacy support solutions worldwide. Customers include: House of Representatives, US Senate, US Courts, Library of Congress and CitiGroup.
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems, employing more than 140,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere.
Diversity and inclusion are part of Boeing’s values at the highest level. Having diverse employees, business partners and community relationships is vital to creating advanced aerospace products and services for our diverse customers around the world.
The company’s commitment to diversity means providing a work environment for all employees that is welcoming, respectful and engaging, with opportunities for personal and professional development. This in turn increases productivity, quality, creativity and innovation.
Boeing has a formal, companywide diversity strategy, mission and goals, which guide a variety of internal programs and events. Our business excellence reaches new heights every day … powered by Boeing people.
Boeing is extremely proud of the recognition and citations we have earned as an employer, which include the following.
- Boeing earned a perfect 100 score on the U.S. Business Leadership Network’s 2017 Disability Equality Index, an important measure of corporate performance in disability inclusion.
- On the Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index, Boeing earned a perfect 100 score – for the fifth consecutive year and the 10th time overall.
- DiversityInc named Boeing a 2018 Top 50 Company for Diversity for our demonstrated progress in promoting diversity in our talent pipeline, talent development, leadership accountability and supplier diversity — and also named Boeing a Top 50 Company for Veterans.
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity. We educate public- and private-sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures, and we empower them to become leaders in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities.
EARN assists employers through online support and a range of education and outreach activities. Each year, we attract more than 22,000 unique visitors to our website, a central online hub featuring employer-focused backgrounders and resources on a range of disability inclusion topics. We also deliver eight to ten high-value webinars, each drawing between 200 and 500 viewers on average. More than 11,500 subscribers and followers benefit from our bi-weekly e-newsletter and social media platforms, which highlight national and regional news, hot topics and employer success stories in the world of disability inclusion. EARN also fields an average of 50 online inquires per month on topics such as sourcing and hiring individuals with disabilities, disability etiquette, reasonable accommodations and encouraging self-identification.
EARN is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) under a cooperative agreement with The Viscardi Center.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free national service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, US Department of Labor, that offers expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN’s trusted consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online.
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Today, the National Organization on Disability focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 80-percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD works with leading employers and partners with educational and philanthropic institutions to pilot innovative approaches to disability inclusion, then scales these up into initiatives with even broader impact. We are proud to have helped some of the world’s most recognized brands be more competitive by building or enriching their disability inclusion programs.
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities. ODEP was authorized by Congress in the Department of Labor’s FY 2001 appropriation. Recognizing the need for a national policy to ensure that people with disabilities are fully integrated into the 21st Century workforce, the Secretary of Labor delegated authority and assigned responsibility to the Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy. ODEP is a sub-cabinet level policy agency in the Department of Labor. ODEP’s mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities. To fulfill this mission, ODEP promotes the adoption and implementation of ODEP policy strategies and effective practices — meaning those that ODEP has developed and/or validated — that will impact the employment of people with disabilities. ODEP’s approach is to drive systems and practice changes by disseminating ODEP policy strategies and effective practices, sharing information, and providing technical assistance to government agencies, service providers and non-governmental entities, as well as public and private employers. Through these activities, ODEP contributes to the achievement of: DOL’s Strategic Goal 3: Promote fair and high quality work-life environments and Strategic Objective 3.1: Breakdown barriers to fair and diverse workplaces and narrow income inequality.
Your Accessibility Partner- We help achieve end-to-end accessibility in your organization’s websites, applications and processes. Our consulting services include accessibility testing and evaluation, WCAG/Section 508 compliance audits, VPAT® analysis and production, training, user testing and research, design reviews and strategic planning to embed accessible user experience into all aspects of your product development lifecycle.
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States with assets of $379 billion as of March 31, 2018. With employees in more than 40 states across the country; regional presidents in 38 markets; a retail branch network that stretches across 19 states and the District of Columbia; and strategic international offices in Canada, China, Germany and the U.K., PNC is organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking, including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.
As a Main Street Bank, PNC organizes its business around its customers and communities, recognizes the importance of developing talent and is committed to creating value for its shareholders. Diversity and inclusion are essential to developing innovative business solutions and delivering the best service to PNC’s customers and community. PNC’s commitment to building a diverse and inclusive organization involves every member of its team and all aspects of its business. PNC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion reaches beyond organizational walls and extends into the communities where it conducts business.
Understanding that the viability and expansion of the local business economy are integrally linked to successful women, minority, veteran, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT), disabled and disadvantaged-owned business enterprises (MWDBEs), and small business development and growth, PNC is committed to economically strengthening MWDBEs. PNC’s robust Supplier Diversity program is specifically designed to support this MWDBE growth and development while adding value and strength to its overall supply chain.
Supplier diversity helps PNC compete for top talent and more closely reflect the communities it serves. It leads to deeper relationships with customers and vendors, which drives growth and efficiency. Perhaps most important, it positions PNC better for ongoing success as changing demographics continue to shape the country. For all of these reasons PNC will continue to demonstrate its commitment to a vision with diversity and inclusion at its core.
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The Viscardi Center’s Document Accessibility Remediation Services assist businesses and educational institutions in creating or converting existing documents, including PDFs, into materials that are Section 508 compliant and can be accessed by people with visual and physical disabilities, as well as aging individuals. The Viscardi Center is a network of non-profit organizations that educates, employs and empowers children and adults with disabilities. Learn more at ViscardiCenter.org
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 750 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express carriers operate 545 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines.
Our fundamental purpose as a company is to connect people and unite the world. We believe that the rich diversity of ideas, experiences and cultures that make up our workforce of more than 88,000 employees allows our airline to deliver great service and products to our customers around the globe. Our mission is to create an inclusive work environment, characterized by dignity and respect that empowers every employee to serve the global marketplace and contribute to our success.
Veterans In Business (VIB) Network is on a mission to provide resources and advocate on behalf of all Veteran and Disabled Veteran businesses. We provide outreach, education and training for Veteran entrepreneurs. We also offer a free Veteran business directory sponsored by Corporations and Government Agencies who honor and support the Veteran business community.
Voya Financial (NYSE: VOYA) helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $8.6 billion in revenue in 2017. The company had $541 billion in total assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2018. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company®.
Certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible. Voya has been recognized as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine and one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine.
Voya is committed to helping all Americans retire better, and making a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers. Through its Voya Cares® program, Voya helps people in the disability community think differently, and holistically, about their financial future. Learn more about Voya Cares at voya.com/voyacares.
At Walmart, we’re moving ahead on the “Road to Inclusion” – a journey that’s fueled by a simple yet profound vision of “Everyone Included”. Through inclusion we value, support and champion the uniqueness of our associates in order to empower people to reach their full potential. It has always been our associates who have been the key to our success, and it will remain that way in the future. Walmart is made better every day by the contributions of our associates with disabilities and by the loyalty shown by our customers with disabilities. To best serve our customers, we need a workforce that is representative of those customers – a workforce that is inclusive of people with disabilities. In achieving our vision of Everyone Included, we’ll continue to strive to improve upon our commitment to be the employer and retailer of choice for people with disabilities and their families. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting our corporate website, the 2017 Culture Diversity and Inclusion Report, and on Twitter via the Walmart Action handle.
>Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,200 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.