Author: DIVERSEability Community

Disability:IN, the global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business, held its 2023 global conference this year July 10-13, 2023, at the JW Marriott Orlando in Orlando, Florida. “As we reflect on the 2023 global conference, our hearts are filled with gratitude for our community. This year’s conference was filled with impactful conversations, lifetime (re)connections made and so much #DisabilityPride! And it is all because of you,” the organization stated in a conference recap email to attendees. “Thank you to each and every one of you who helped make this year’s conference one to remember.” The Disability:IN 2023 conference…

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Max Park spent about 10 seconds studying the jumbled Rubik’s Cube in front of him at the Pride in Long Beach World Cube Association competition earlier this month. Cracking it took less than a third of that time. With a deep breath, steady hands and just 3.13 seconds, the 21-year-old solved the colorful mind game with 43 quintillion possible combinations, aligning each side perfectly by color. In a video capturing the moment, capturing the moment, Park slams his hands down to stop the clock, claps and yells “Yes!” — knowing he had just broken the world record for fastest solve…

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By Natalie Rodgers For the last year or so, the job market has been especially difficult. The world is adapting back to a new normal in a post-pandemic workplace and the priorities of many companies are evolving and changing. Because of this, you’ll want to make sure your job search is in pristine condition to ensure the best chance of securing employment. Here are some easy things you can do to get noticed in the job market: Proofread Your Materials One of the simplest mistakes that can turn away potential employers is a lack of proofreading in your resume or…

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By Dana Kozlov, CBS News Chicago We’re spotlighting a Chicago Public Schools student with autism who we first met years ago under troubling circumstances. Now, she’s ready to tackle the world. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov explained how her mom’s battle with Chicago Public Schools made it possible. For Kymera Mitchel, 18, graduating high school wasn’t just a milestone. It was a triumph. “I feel accomplished,” Kymera said. “I feel stress-free.” She has autism and PTSD. CBS 2 first met her seven years ago when her mother reached out after a transit driver for Chicago Public Schools left Kymera,…

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Live Speech, Point and Speak and other software updates are slated to roll out later this year.By, Abrar Al-Heeti, Cnet.com Apple recently previewed a handful of new features for the iPhone, iPad and Mac designed to boost cognitive, vision, hearing and mobility accessibility, ahead of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The features are slated to roll out later this year. This comes as Apple gears up for its Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off June 5. One feature, called Live Speech, is geared toward users who are nonspeaking or who have diverse speech patterns or disabilities. Live Speech lets someone type…

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With a subtle change, Google is making it more obvious to users whether businesses and other public places are accessible to people with disabilities. The technology giant has updated Google Maps to display a wheelchair icon by default on a location’s entry if the place has a wheelchair-accessible entrance. Previously, this information was only visible to users who opted into a feature called Accessible Places. “Now, we’re making the icon visible for everyone on Maps so you can ‘know before you go’ if there’s a step-free entrance, which is helpful whether you’re using a wheelchair, pushing a stroller or lugging…

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By Natalie Rodgers As the world prepares for the next chapter of space exploration, the European Space Agency (ESA) has introduced 17 new astronauts into their program, including the world’s first astronaut with a disability. Former British Paralympian John McFall has been chosen to be the first “parastronaut” in the history of space travel. His journey to the stars will be part of a feasibility project, looking for the most efficient ways for astronauts with disabilities to be included in space travel. “I thought, ‘Wow, this is a such a huge, interesting opportunity,’” McFall stated to the ESA. “I thought…

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