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
November 21, 2013

Chamber, Our Ability and Spilled Coffee

Today I had the opportunity to work with the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce. They are in the midst of the membership drive, and I was invited to come give my two cents. I shared table space with people from banking to dry cleaning. We produce videos and human resource seminars! Not a normal connection…but here comes the connectivity. While sitting there, I realize that I have made most of my connections locally with Our Ability
December 20, 2013

Comments from BOCES Students in Watertown

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to transition students in Watertown.  I drove from a snow storm in Pennsylvania to Lake Effect snow in Upstate New York. Unlike the cold snow, I received a very warm welcome!  I want to thank Charlie Merrick and Susan Ambrose for inviting me. Here are some of the comments: The speaker made me accept myself for who I am and that it’s okay to be different. Very inspirational.
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