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January 2017 Blog Posts (3)

Innovations for 2017- BLITAB® - A Tactile Tablet for The Blind

BLITAB® is most certainly an innovation to keep track of. It is currently in beta testing and will hopefully move into the commercialization phase soon. In a nutshell, BLITAB® is revolutionizing the tablet for blind and partially sighted users by offering the first-ever Braille tablet. It uses a liquid-based technology and an accessible intuitive design to create tactile relief outputting Braille, as well as graphics and maps. Blind people will be able to feel, read, and respond to Braille…

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Added by Erika J. Kluge on January 15, 2017 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Ensuring Access to Jobs for People with Disabilities

Americans with disabilities can face many unnecessary barriers to employment, both during the job application process and on the job.  These barriers can prevent people with disabilities from finding and maintaining a job, receiving promotions and ultimately being economically self-sufficient and independent. 

During the job application process, applicants with disabilities may not want to disclose their disabilities to potential employers for a number of reasons, including the risk…

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Added by Great Lakes ADA Center on January 11, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities

Wells Fargo & Company has committed $1 million over the next four years to Scholarship America to develop and implement a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice. This program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation's largest designer…

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Added by Great Lakes ADA Center on January 5, 2017 at 3:13pm — No Comments

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