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September 2018 Blog Posts (8)

Interview With Diego Mariscal

Picture Diego Mariscal Diego Mariscal is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Disabled Officer behind the nonprofit startup 2Gether-International— directly supports entrepreneurs with disabilities. At the age of 26 he has already created Limitless Prepa Tec (a disability education program that benefits students in Monterrey Mexico), is a Paralympian, and has been recognized worldwide for his outstanding…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on September 27, 2018 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Hidden Disabilities in the Workplace

We all agree that a diverse workforce is beneficial for companies – but how do companies know how to include all types of employees, especially those with hidden disabilities. You may have heard about high profile companies that hire specific disabilities. But for the most part we are applying to and working at companies that are still learning what disabilities are. This is especially challenging to those of us with hidden disabilities as employers and…

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Added by Katie Burger on September 26, 2018 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities

Today it is getting more and more popular to start a business. More and more people are starting a business and especially those of us with a disability it is easy for us to think that if we can't hold down a job why not start a business, but where do we start. If you have a hobby or a specific skill set why not start there. Take out a piece of paper and pen and start brainstorming what skills you can make into a business. You may have the next great idea that could turn into a business.…

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Added by Nikki Abramson on September 20, 2018 at 11:47am — 4 Comments

LiquidText PDF Reader- A New Way to Annotate!

There are several iPad apps to annotate PDFs/documents; however, for the most part, they simulate marking up the actual paperwork version. LiquidText for the iPad, along with the Apple Pencil, enhances the concept into a new generation of markup tools for reviewing and annotating PDF files, web pages, and Word and PowerPoint documents.

 

Ok, so let us imagine we need to read several articles for a paper we need to write or for a project we need to pitch at a work meeting. If we…

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Added by Erika J. Kluge on September 17, 2018 at 5:04pm — 4 Comments

How To Thrive During And After College

In this podcast, a George Washington University student Adrian Oliver, interviewed The Niche Movement founder Kevin O’Connell for an informational interview as part of their First Year Leadership Development course.

In this interview, Kevin talks about how his interest in entrepreneurship began in college, and how FYN Creative (Find Your Niche Creative) came to be. Kevin shares what it is like to be an entrepreneur working for yourself, with the both the rewards and difficulties it…

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Added by The Niche Movement on September 13, 2018 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Share Your Feedback and Win $50!

Thank you for being a part of Punch-In! We are seeking your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete this user survey and be entered in a chance to win a $50 gift card from Amazon.

 

Your input is greatly appreciated!

 

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Added by Great Lakes ADA Center on September 11, 2018 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Employment Tips: Powerful Language

Over the last couple months we have covered various topics related to the resume. We’ve covered types of resume layouts and templates, how to be succinct and keep your resume at a shorter length, and now this month we will go over how the usage of powerful language can truly enhance the way a potential employer views your experiences.

When the hiring managers of any given company are given a stack of resumes…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on September 10, 2018 at 10:29am — 5 Comments

Alexa and Harmony for Voice TV Control

Amazon Echo and Google Home Meet

 

Amazon Echo and Google Home are two environmental control units that allow for voice control of your home and searching the Internet along with music operation.  Amazon Echo and Google Home are affordable and expandable assistive technology options.  For under $200, an environmental control environment is set up with basic functions.  For each device in your home that you want to control, it will cost an additional $15-30 for a smart device…

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on September 5, 2018 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

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