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In 2024, there is a growing emphasis by Governor Kathy Hochul to expand employment opportunities and digital accessibility for individuals with disabilities across New York State. Governor Hochul is expanding internships and job opportunities within state agencies.
Our Ability Inc. is a leader in New York State assisting agencies and businesses in recruiting individuals with disabilities. We have direct contact with thousands of individuals with disabilities, the 92,000 students (about twice the capacity of JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse) on SUNY campuses with disabilities and are part of a network of Disability advocates around North America. Our Jobs Ability portal utilizes generative AI to match individuals’ skills and interests with existing job openings in under 8 minutes.
In 2023, we had over 10,000+ visitors to our websites each month. We have job postings from over 70 businesses in North America. Our partnerships within the disability community continue to grow in 2024.
For digital accessibility, Our Ability has invested resources in creating artificial intelligence tools that identify weaknesses and build accessible products. We assist state agencies and federal contractors in creating accessible PDF documents, accessible Word documents, plain language translations for the neurodiverse community as well as web audits.
“We are individuals with disabilities building products for individuals with disabilities,” John Robinson, Our Ability CEO said. “We are proud that our systems are used to create better opportunities for individuals with disabilities. We are especially proud to be in New York State helping New York State agencies and businesses. Most of the companies that build employment and accessibility pathways are headquartered out of New York State. We are citizens of the Empire State.”
New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID) was approved by the NY Procurement Council to add the service offering of Digital Accessibility and Usability Testing and Remediation Reporting Services (DAUTRRS) in September 2023. Our Ability is an approved Corporate Partner of NYSID and as such we can provide these services under the NYSID umbrella to government agencies. Preferred Sources are the first line in the Procurement Pecking order for NYS Government entities.
For more information on recruiting individuals with disabilities and or auditing digital products within your business or state agency, please contact email@example.com.