disability

September 10, 2013

Marketing to People with Disabilities: It’s Good Business

Mark Hogan and I have known each other for the past 12 years. We have become friends, through our wives friendship. Recently, we’ve had the opportunity to share marketing stories with one another. Over coffee this morning, I mentioned this wonderful video produced by Guinness. Mark has a very well-written blog. He takes a look at businesses with an interesting marketing platform then goes in-depth about their successes and failures. I have enjoyed reading his
September 30, 2013

What is Disability?

discrimination is prohibited against “a qualified individual on the basis of disability.” What is Disability? Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act has had a few very important changes in the past few weeks, not the least of these are the definition of ‘disability.” In 2009, the ADAAA addressed the need to broaden the definition of disability – modifying key terms to help those to identify what is a disability. At Our Ability, we are helping
October 28, 2013

Storm Sandy, NYSARC Trust Services and One Year Later…

One year ago, New York City and the surrounding area was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. All of us watched the effects it had on everyday people. I’m sure very few of us had the experience that Eileen Giglio had last year. Eileen lives in New York with the support of her family, her attendant and NYSARC Trust Services. Eileen’s attendant Margaret Amo has a spirit and passion for the individuals she works with. We see
January 28, 2014

Strong words, but any follow up Mr. President?

While America is looking at another deep-freeze in our weather, we are starting to see the “spring” of economic opportunity for people with disabilities. But, like the returning polar vortex we should be aware that we could easily fall back into the deep freeze of economic repression without action. In the State of the Union speech, we will hear talk of economic opportunity for the long-term unemployed. We will listen for the minimum wage increase
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