247 Accessible Documents
A cloud-based self-service portal aimed at simplifying document accessibility.
Making information accessible to people with disabilities is key to inclusion. Our Accessible PDF, Accessible Word & Accessible PowerPoint services ensure that the documents are accessible as per the accessibility standards & guidelines Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, Section 508 and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) etc. & tested by people with disabilities.
We don’t questions like how simple or complex is the document. We have one price for a format, that makes it easy for you to know the cost upfront. You can send us a 5 page document or a book of 1200 pages, we have the team to assist you as per your needs. Every Document we deliver is tested with a Screen Reader User for accuracy and readability.
With 200+ customers, Simple & Fixed Pricing and 99% Accuracy, 247 Accessible Documents has a team of accessibility experts to provide you end to end solutions to make all your documents accessible.
AARP Supplier Diversity – Together We Succeed
AARP relies on our supply partners for the needed goods and services necessary for us to be effective, impactful and successful in the pursuit of our enterprise goals and objectives. As a social mission organization focused on improving all of the lives of the 50+ and their families in America, it is extremely important to AARP that our supply base reflect all of America.
As the demographics of our country evolve and become increasingly diverse, we also rely on our supply partners to help inform the services and solutions we provide to our members, and the way we advocate for positive social change. It is important to AARP that we have broad and diverse perspectives embedded in our supply chain, which serve as key sources of innovation and insights.
As our CEO, Jo Ann Jenkins, says: “I truly believe that age and experience can expand the possibilities in life for every member of our society. By working together toward a common vision and goal, we can create a nation where all people — of every background, income or social status — can discover their real possibilities for living a life of independence, dignity and purpose. That’s why engaging people of all backgrounds and cultures is not only a vital piece of our community strategy, it is also an integral part of our business model.”
Because this is so important to us, we have a formal Supplier Diversity program that is focused on seeking out and engaging the best small and diverse businesses, and matching them with our supply needs. AARP desires to be a leader in Supplier Diversity and an active voice in the market to promote greater access for, and use of, small and diverse businesses. As such, we historically spend more than 16% with small and diverse vendors. We also provide accelerated payment terms for our small and diverse supply base to help fund growth and job creation.
Work With Us: Do You Qualify as a Diverse Supplier?
Our supplier diversity program is designed to engage firms that are certified in the following categories:
- Small disadvantaged businesses (SDB). Socially and economically disadvantaged–owned business as defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA).
- Veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran¬–owned.
- HubZone. Businesses located within a historically underutilized business zone and that draw at least 35 percent of their workforce from residents of a HubZone.
A certified business that is at least 51 percent owned and whose daily business operations are managed and controlled by one of the categories above is eligible to register as a diverse supplier with AARP.
Let’s connect! Register as a small and/or diverse-owned firm at https://supplierportal.aarp.org/ and complete the registration form so that your firm can be entered into our system. This does not guarantee or represent a commitment to do business with AARP, but it is a first step for us to get to know each other. We will keep all information confidential.
For additional information regarding our program contact Kimberly Marcus, Director, Supplier Diversity or Rosemarie Roberts, Supplier Diversity Specialist at [email protected] or 202-434-3130.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 477,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
ADA National Network
The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels. The ADA National Network consists of ten Regional ADA National Network Centers located throughout the United States that provides personalized, local assistance to ensure that the ADA is implemented wherever possible. We are not an enforcement or regulatory agency, but a helpful resource supporting the ADA’s mission to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.”
Information and Guidance from an ADA Specialist
ADA specialists in each of the ten Regional ADA Centers provide information and guidance to anyone requesting ADA information through 1-800 calls, emails, and in-person consultations.
ADA specialists address complex questions on a wide range of ADA topics such as reasonable accommodations at work, building codes for new construction projects, accessible housing, and transitioning from school to work.
ADA specialists also address questions about other disability laws, such as the:
- Fair Housing Act
- Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act
- Rehabilitation Act
Providing ADA information
In collaboration with the ADAKTC, Regional ADA Centers develop evidence-based factsheets and guidebooks on high priority and timely ADA topics such as service animals, effective communication, accessible parking, and how to plan accessible events.
ADA Centers also develop and provide information specific to their state laws and regulations, and offer an extensive network of regional referrals.
Training and Outreach
The ADA National Network offers a variety of training, from basic to advanced, on all ADA topics such as:
- Accessible information technology
- ADA and education (pre-K through post-secondary)
- Accessible architectural design
- ADA and employment
- Accessible health care
- Emergency preparedness
- ADA and hospitality
Training is provided in-person or through distance technology such as webinars, podcasts and web courses.
The majority of training activities are conducted at the local, state or regional level and are tailored to meet the needs of each specific audience.
The ADA Centers are funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). For more information, visit www.adata.org
Alternative Communication Services
ACS is a family of companies represented by Alternative Communication Services (ACS), Home Team Captions, PostCAP and ACS – Interpreting and Training Services. We provide communication text solutions, American Sign Language and Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) for people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing. We provide, CART, remote CART, captioning, Text Interpreting (C-Print & TypeWell) and post-production or off-line captioning for businesses and educational institutions in English and Spanish throughout the United States and in several other countries. We also offer captioning and American Sign Language interpretation for conventions, community interpreting, special meetings, and VRI, just like you are witnessing at the Disability:IN conference! We make distance learning and web-based lectures, like Adobe, accessible through the use of captions. What sets the ACS Organization apart is that we listen to you and meet your needs. Knowing that your time is valuable and resources limited, we provide training and education to every person in the process. The customer service offered by the ACS group is unparalleled. Customer service coupled with the highest quality text and sign language services possible, is what makes ACS the choice for many existing members of Disability:IN. Please write to us at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-335-0911 for additional information. We stand ready to demonstrate to you why we are the alternative voice-to-text and interpreting provider.
American Airlines offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. With a shared purpose of caring for people on life’s journey, American’s 130,000 global team members serve more than 200 million customers annually. Since 2013, American has invested more than $25 billion in its product and people and now flies the youngest fleet among U.S. carriers, equipped with industry-leading high-speed Wi-Fi, lie-flat seats, more in-flight entertainment and power. American also offers award-winning food and beverage options in the air and on the ground in its world-class Admirals Club and Flagship lounges. American was recently named a Five Star Global Airline by the Airline Passenger Experience Association and Airline of the Year by Air Transport World. American is a founding member of oneworld®, whose members serve 1,100 destinations in 180 countries and territories. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what’s happening at American by visiting news.aa.com and explore careers at jobs.aa.com. Connect with American through our Talent Community at talent.aa.com or on Twitter @AmericanAir, Instagram @AmericanAir, Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines and LinkedIn.com/company/american-airlines.
American Printing House (APH)
The American Printing House (APH) is the worldwide leader in designing innovative lifelong learning solutions for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. In this fast-changing world, we believe in the power and necessity of learning to open the doors to educational success, satisfying employment, social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal well-being. We level the learning playing field by providing specialized technology, materials, products, and services that are essential for education and life. For more information please contact us today.
Access Explorer, an affiliate of APH, provides innovative solutions and technologies in accessible indoor wayfinding for travelers who are blind or visually impaired. We are making the world more accessible, one place at a time. Through the indoor feature of our app, Nearby Explorer, your customers, regardless of their level of vision, can navigate through your venue and easily locate entrances, elevators, restrooms and other points of interest. For more information on Access Explorer, contact [email protected].
At Aspiritech, we train and employ adults with autism to perform quality assurance testing of software and hardware. We currently employ over 120 amazing people in our Chicagoland offices along with a management team with years of QA experience. Our staff’s ability to focus on repetitive tasks and attention to detail is a perfect match for this type of work, as well as to fill our not-for-profit mission of high quality jobs for people on the autism spectrum.
Aspiritech’s clients range in size from Fortune 100 companies to startups and large private companies serving; banks, insurance companies, medical device makers, and distributers, eCommerce, home electronics and many others. We provide a number of end to end QA project services including; manual and automated testing, data analysis and validation and accessibility 508 compliance testing. Although we are a non-profit, we look and operate like any tech company providing great service at a great price.
Founded in 2008 by Brenda and Moshe Weitzberg as a way to provide more suitable employment for their adult, well educated, autistic son Aspiritech has grown into a world class, fully sustainable, quality assurance testing company.
At AudioEye, we believe equal access is the right of every individual and the responsibility of every organization. That’s why we deliver digital solutions that allow people of all abilities, all around the world, barrier-free access to the web anytime, anywhere.
AudioEye is transforming how the world experiences digital content by working with website owners to improve both the accessibility and the usability of their digital environments and assets. Our patented technology quickly and efficiently identifies and remediates digital access barriers. Our in-house subject matter experts and engineers manually test and re-test to ensure full functionality. And our ongoing monitoring and maintenance ensures digital content continues to meet – and exceed – accessibility standards. We do the work. We manage the risk. And we are always on so companies are never out of compliance.
To complement our managed service, our Ally Toolbar provides a fully customizable experience users can tailor to their individual needs, regardless of their device type, language preference, or preferred method of access. For example, someone with dyslexia can change the font so that the site is more understandable. Someone who is colorblind can adjust the color contrast to make the content more readable.
Together, our sustainable solution makes digital content more accessible and more usable for more people.
Autism2Work provides workforce training and employment opportunities for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through partnerships with disability employment organizations and like-minded businesses. The program supports individuals who are eager to enter a work environment that values their contributions and supports their needs
Bank of America
Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,400 retail financial centers, including approximately 1,800 lending centers, 2,200 financial centers with a Consumer Investment Financial Solutions Advisor, and 1,500 business centers; approximately 16,400 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with more than 37 million active users, including over 27 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock.
Advancing life – that’s what we at Bayer are all about. We put ourselves to the test day in, day out. All together. All over the world. With enthusiasm for new ideas. We address some of the world’s most pressing global challenges and continue to develop new solutions. The population is constantly growing and its age is increasing. That is why it needs better medicines and high-quality food in sufficient quantities.
Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time. With life expectancy continuing to rise, we improve quality of life for a growing population by focusing our research and development activities on preventing, alleviating and treating diseases. We are also making an important contribution to providing a reliable supply of high-quality food, feed and plant-based raw materials.
Our goal is to create value for our customers, stockholders and employees, while also strengthening the company’s earning power. We are committed to operating sustainably and addressing our social and ethical responsibilities. Employees with a passion for innovation enjoy excellent development opportunities at Bayer. All this goes to make up our purpose: Science for a better life
Supplier Diversity Program Overview:
As a world-class company competing successfully on a global scale, Bayer recognizes that our personnel and supply base should reflect the diversity of an ever-changing market place that knows no geographic boundaries. Bayer has spent billions of dollars with small and diverse businesses since establishing our Supplier Diversity Program in 1995. Though it is not required to be formally certified to participate in our Supplier Diversity Program, it is strongly encouraged.
Program Specifics: Who Qualifies
A Supplier may be classified as diverse if they are at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a U.S. citizen (or citizens) from one of the following groups:
- African American/Black
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual
- Native American
- Person with a Disability
- Veteran/ Service-Disabled Veteran
Program Specifics: Goods & Services We Purchase
- Research & Development Materials and Services
- Technical Materials and Services
- Capital and Construction
- Contingent Labor and Staffing
- Facilities Services
- Information Technology Goods and Services
- Marketing Services
- Direct and Indirect Manufacturing Goods and Services
- HR Services
- Professional Services
Doing Business with Bayer
- Visit SupplierGATEWAY to register your organization. This is the portal we use to search for small and diverse businesses.
- Sourcing events are managed through Ariba. Please register your organization in Ariba Discovery.
The Boeing Company
We’re on a journey to raise disability awareness, reshape conceptions and have full inclusion of people with abilities within the workplace, marketplace, and supply-chain practices. Our commitment to an accessible culture is illustrated through an ongoing investment in professional networks and a variety of events and internal programs such as our Boeing Employee Ability Awareness Association business resource group, educational resources, a centralized accommodations unit, and accessible work spaces.
With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 150,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces. Our employees are constantly contributing to what matters most in their careers, in their communities and around the world. Being a Boeing employee means being a part of rewarding experiences and having the resources and encouragement to do great things, and making a difference.
Boeing’s commitment to diversity means providing a work environment for all employees that is welcoming, respectful and engaging, with opportunities for personal and professional development. Careers range from engineering and program management; technology and development-program execution; advanced design and manufacturing systems; safety, finance, quality and productivity improvement and information technology.
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries.
Learn more about Diversity & Inclusion at Boeing, and build your future with us.
Caption First is a high-quality and high-integrity Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and captioning company. CART and captioning are both instantaneous, word-for-word, translations of the spoken word into the written word. Established in 1989, this woman-owned, disability-owned, small business has served thousands of consumers in a variety of places such as businesses, universities, conventions, meetings, webinars, religious settings and television … anywhere consumers need to hear the spoken word through their eyes. Caption First provides services around the world, onsite or remotely, 24/7/365.
Caption First also provides transcription, time-coding, and captioning of archived audio, video, and webcast files. Standard turn-around time is three business days for transcription only. Captioning turn-around time is five business days for most files.
We have our own technology lab where new software and equipment is tested and implemented as appropriate, keeping our services fresh and on the cutting-edge. We also provide technical support around the clock, ensuring that CART and captioning services are provided to our customers with ease.
Caption First stands apart from our competitors by providing the best customer service and by requiring all our captioners to be certified by the National Court Reporters Association. Caption First tests its captioners to ensure they produce a minimum of 180 words per minute while maintaining 98% accuracy or better. In fact, most of our writers produce in excess of 200 words per minute with 99% accuracy. We take your confidentiality seriously.
For more information call 800-825-5234 or email: [email protected].
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.
The CIA is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological, and military environment. At CIA, our paramount goal is to protect the national security of the United States. Virtually any job you can imagine is available at the CIA. Add your abilities to our mission. View our available career opportunities, student programs, and learn about the application process by visiting cia.gov/careers.
The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company, offering over 500 brands in more than 200 countries and territories. Download “Coca-Cola At A Glance” infographic (PDF).
In addition to the company’s Coca-Cola brands, our portfolio includes some of the world’s most valuable beverage brands, such as AdeS soy-based beverages, Ayataka green tea, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Fanta, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, innocent smoothies and juices, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, smart water, Sprite, vitamin water and ZICO coconut water. We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We’re also working to reduce our environmental impact by replenishing water and promoting recycling. With our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide.
Crawford Technologies Inc.
Our document accessibility solutions and services provide automated digital and physical accessible document solutions and services to meet the needs of the blind, partially sighted or for documents users with cognitive disabilities. Our award-winning software allows enterprise users to produce inclusive and accessible documents from Accessible PDF, HTML 5 or alternate formats such as braille, large print, audio or eText.
CVS Health proactively includes and manages the purchase of products and services from diverse businesses and diverse-owned independent retail pharmacies while adding value in the delivery of expert care and innovative solutions in pharmacy and health care that are effective and easy for our customers and communities.
Our Commitment to Supplier Diversity
Supplier Diversity provides significant value to the business objectives of CVS Health through a multi-tier value proposition including:
- The inclusion of diverse suppliers increases competition and adds different solutions and variety to goods and services, and it also can reinvigorate communities.
- Our commitment to Supplier Diversity gives CVS Health a competitive advantage: doing business with small to medium sized MBEs and WBEs fuels economic growth and gives local customers more disposable income to spend, resulting in greater revenue potential.
- Supplier Diversity is an important component of the corporate diversity strategy and has collaborative relationships with numerous external organizations that enhance the CVS Health brand.
Daivergent is a technology platform that allows companies to source vetted, high-quality candidates on the autism spectrum through its global talent pool. Our software integrates into the most popular Application Tracking Systems (ATS), providing a seamless and pre-screened autism candidate pool for employers seeking to hire in-person employees or remote contingency workers for their organizations. Daivergent offers an online work readiness program that upskills candidates for 21st century vocational skills, and unites the fragmented talent market for neurodiverse candidates by partnering with universities, state vocational rehab agencies, autism organizations, and family groups to provide a single source of exceptional talent.
In the US, Deloitte LLP and Deloitte USA LLP are member firms of DTTL. The subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP provide industry-leading audit & assurance, consulting, tax, and risk and financial advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including more than 85 percent of the Fortune 500 and more than 6,000 private and middle market companies.
Our people work across more than 20 industry sectors with one purpose: to deliver measurable, lasting results. We help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to make their most challenging business decisions with confidence, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society. As part of the DTTL network of member firms, we are proud to be associated with the largest global professional services network, serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them.
Clients count on Deloitte to help them transform uncertainty into possibility and rapid change into lasting progress. Our people know how to anticipate, collaborate, and innovate, and create opportunity from even the unforeseen obstacle.
Our dedication to leadership extends beyond our clients and the commercial marketplace to our own people and the communities in which we work and live. Our success depends on cultivating and celebrating diverse skill sets, backgrounds, and values, and we enable leadership throughout our communities through pro-bono and volunteer work that leverages our skills and experience to help others achieve their goals.
DTTL and each DTTL member firm are legally separate and independent entities, which cannot obligate each other. DTTL and each DTTL member firm are liable only for their own acts and omissions, and not those of each other. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients.
Services to clients are provided by the subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP, including:
- Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
- Deloitte Tax LLP
- Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy, headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. Across every facet of our company, we’re transforming the way we do business to build a more sustainable future for the planet, our customers, our team and our industry. Our employees who provide energy to our customers and communities make up one of our greatest strengths. To ensure that we sustain that excellent work force, we continue to improve how we attract new talent, develop employees and future leaders and ensure that the work environment is diverse and inclusive. Learn more at https://www.dominionenergy.com.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines one of the broadest technology sets in the industry with asset integration, focused innovation and global scale to achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of performance materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for our customers in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 113 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,000 people. Dow delivered pro forma sales of approximately $50 billion in 2018. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity. We educate public- and private-sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures, and we empower them to become leaders in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities.
EARN assists employers through online support and a range of education and outreach activities. Each year, we attract more than 22,000 unique visitors to our website, a central online hub featuring employer-focused backgrounders and resources on a range of disability inclusion topics. We also deliver eight to ten high-value webinars, each drawing between 200 and 500 viewers on average. More than 11,500 subscribers and followers benefit from our bi-weekly e-newsletter and social media platforms, which highlight national and regional news, hot topics and employer success stories in the world of disability inclusion. EARN also fields an average of 50 online inquires per month on topics such as sourcing and hiring individuals with disabilities, disability etiquette, reasonable accommodations and encouraging self-identification.
The Galt Foundation
The Galt Foundation is a non-profit employment enterprise focused on creating a world in which every person is valued for their ability. The vision is realized by providing staffing services to job seekers with disabilities and matching them to employers seeking quality talent. Currently, Galt works with 1,000 employees each week, more than 100 employers nationwide, and aims to become the world’s largest employer of individuals with disabilities. Since its’ inception, Galt has provided employment to nearly 25,000 individuals, which makes the organization a powerful resource for change and a sensible business solution.
Getting Hired, an Allegis Group Company, is a recruitment solution dedicated to helping inclusive employers hire professional individuals and veterans with disabilities.
We provide employers with a full-service solution for attracting and retaining talent to meet their goals while also providing job seekers with a fully-accessible career portal and educational resources.
Getting Hired is your ally in building a thriving, diverse and inclusive workplace. Let us connect you with a professional community of job seekers with disabilities to help your business flourish.
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. More than 15% of the world’s population (1 billion people!) have some form of disability (WHO). Don’t consider yourself part of that 15%? Accessibility still affects you as this number does not include the aging population, temporary disabilities (such as a broken arm) or situational disabilities (such as driving).
Accessibility affects everyone — and this is why it’s important to build with accessibility in mind from design to implementation and beyond. Google is committed to making accessibility a core consideration from the earliest stages of product design through release.
Our central accessibility team has a mandate to monitor the state of accessibility of Google products and coordinate accessibility training, testing, and consulting. Product teams are offered training to help incorporate accessibility principles into the design and release of products. We also strive to cultivate relationships with a variety of users and advocacy groups to solicit feedback. Through the accessibility community, our user research team is able to conduct in-depth product research and gather valuable user feedback to ultimately help shape the future of Google’s products.
Because of this, we’re able to design products such as the Google Home and Assistant, a hands-free smart device ready to help with playing music, cooking, adjusting your thermostat, turning on your favorite shows and much more. Learn about all of our products at google.com/accessibility and follow us on Twitter for the latest announcements (@googleaccess)
IBM Watson Media
IBM Watson Media provides a scalable, trusted, and AI-powered video ecosystem including closed captioning designed to solve today’s digital media challenges and power more engaging video experiences. The results our clients achieve include larger and more engaged audiences, increased confidence in delivery, better customer experiences, savings in time and resources, and faster and more efficient workflows.
With nearly two million business users on platform iDisability™ is your one-stop solution for providing enterprise-wide training on over 35 disability diversity and inclusion topics from interviewing, accommodating, and communicating with people with disabilities to digital accessibility, developing community partners in the disability community, disability supplier diversity, customer service, understanding the DEI and more! Designed with the busy professional in mind, these responsive eLearning modules are approximately 15 minutes in length and built to be responsive, meaning they can be accessed by your laptop, tablet or smart phone.
Launched by Joyce Bender of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. and Andrew Houghton of No Barriers Media. These internationally recognized disability-owned business enterprises (DOBEs) drew upon their mutual 20+ years of expertise in disability employment and strategic digital media, in addition to Joyce’s experience representing the U.S. State Department on information exchanges on disability employment in Panama, South Korea, Indonesia, and Japan. The iDisability™ eLearning software solution has been developed and tested by people with disabilities, ensuring these training modules are accessible for all employees within our customer’s enterprise. iDisability™ satisfies Section 503 requirements to demonstrate credible action in training and strategic progress to reach the associated labor force utilization goal. iDisability™ also fulfills an element of scoring with the Disability Equality Index.
Licenses are available for 12 and 24-month terms and provide the business with scalable and sustainable, just-in-time training that can be incorporated into the organization’s existing learning management system, with unlimited users able to access the content. Modules include knowledge checks dispersed throughout the course to reinforce key concepts and learning objectives and are accompanied by Takeaway documents to support the learner after training has concluded to summarize content, suggest learning paths, and provide informative resources that are customizable, as appropriate and access to communications templates, launching resources, and a video library.
Stop by our booth to talk with one of our representatives about this innovative product and find out how you can access our Disability Civil Rights module for free! To schedule a demo, or for more information, fill out our contact form or visit us at the conference.
“Indeed is the #1 job site in the world with over 200 million unique visitors every month. Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies. Every day, we connect millions of people to new opportunities.
At Indeed, our mission is to help people get jobs. We have more than 7,400 global employees passionately pursuing this purpose and improving the recruitment journey through real stories and data. We foster a collaborative workplace that strives to create the best experience for job seekers.
We are is deeply committed to creating a workplace and global community where inclusion is not only valued, but prioritized. Diverse viewpoints bring diverse capabilities, strengthening our decision-making and fueling our growth.
Indeed strives to cultivate an inclusive workplace where all people feel comfortable being themselves in a safe and supportive environment. This includes fostering partnerships through Inclusion Resource Groups (IRGs), community organizations, and training/educational resources.
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results.
Advancing The Quality Of Life
At Ingersoll Rand, we are committed to meeting the world’s growing critical need for clean and comfortable air, safe and fresh food, energy efficiency, and sustainable business practices. We are passionate about building a better future – a world of sustainable progress and enduring results.
To deliver on the needs of our customers, the needs of communities where we operate and to achieve premier performance, we will:
- Build a winning culture by living our values, creating a progressive, diverse and inclusive environment, enabling innovation and creativity, and the development of customer solutions that engage all employees in Ingersoll Rand’s mission.
- Grow strategically through technology and innovation, sales excellence and product management by delivering sustainable solutions and services addressing unmet needs for comfort and efficiency across the globe.
- Deploy operational excellence to add value as defined by our customers through a relentless emphasis on continuous improvement.
Ingersoll Rand is composed of a diverse array of business and market-leading brands serving customers in global commercial, industrial and residential markets.
- Golf, utility and transportation vehicles recognized as industry leaders in efficiency and long-lasting value.
- The Club Car product portfolio includes golf cars, a mobile golf information system, turf and commercial utility vehicles, multipassenger shuttle vehicles, rough-terrain utility vehicles, and street legal, low-speed vehicles.
- Innovative products, services and solutions that enhance operational efficiency, save energy and improve productivity.
- Ingersoll Rand industrial products range from complete compressed air and gas systems and services, to power tools, ARO pumps and material handling systems.
- Enhances quality of life through temperature management in global transportation.
- Thermo King manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars.
- Ensures home owners and commercial building owners maximize the potential of their home or facility.
- Trane safely and efficiently optimizes indoor environments with a broad portfolio of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, building and energy services, parts support and advanced building automation controls.
inQUEST Consulting is a global full-service strategy, training and consulting firm. We are passionate about helping organizations think, lead and act inclusively, while paving the way for the disability community and others to thrive and grow. Learn more about our services and approach to D&I at www.inquestconsulting.com or call us at 312.268.5831.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free national service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, US Department of Labor, that offers job accommodation consultation and ADA compliance assistance. The JAN booth will be staffed by senior staff available to discuss workplace accommodation situations. Exhibit hall visitors can also order JAN publications or marketing materials.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
At Lockheed Martin, we foster a culture where the diverse talents and perspectives of our people powers innovative solutions for our customers and drives business success. Diversity and inclusion are the foundation of our culture and reflect our values of doing what’s right, respecting others and performing with excellence. By leveraging our employees’ unique talents and experiences, we will deliver innovative, affordable solutions and unparalleled customer value.
SpecialCare is a program developed by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) that provides access to information and resources to families with dependents, of any age, who have a disability. Our mission is to help educate families and caregivers of people with special needs about the importance and steps in creating a life care plan to help provide a secure financial future. For more information about Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its SpecialCare program, please visit www.massmutual.com/specialcare.
MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world – including cancer, cardio-metabolic diseases, emerging animal diseases, Alzheimer’s disease and infectious diseases including HIV and Ebola. For more information, visit www.merck.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more. We are passionate about creating inclusive products, services, websites, and company culture. Designing with, by, and for people with disabilities will lead to greater innovations for everyone. Together with our customers and partners, technology can unlock solutions that empower people with disabilities.
National Braille Press
A non-profit braille publisher founded in 1927, National Braille Press promotes literacy for blind children through outreach programs and provides access to information by producing materials in braille for blind children and adults. National Braille Press is the premier braille publisher in the US specializing in collaborations with businesses that promote accessibility through braille materials.
National Employment Team (VR-NET)
The National Employment Team (NET) provides business customers a designated single point of contact to connect with qualified applicants, resources and support services in your local area, multi-state or national marketplace. The NET covers all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Territories.
The NET is a one-company approach to serving a variety of businesses through the designated points of contact for the national network of the 78 publicly funded vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs. The NET is supported by 25,000 specially trained VR staff nationally in coordination with their community partners and a $3.7 billion annual budget designed to train and employ the talents of people with disabilities while meeting the employment needs of business.
See the listing of VR services that have been identified as “value-added” by our business customers.
NET – No Cost Business Services
- Pre-employment services – connecting future employees with companies through internships, mentoring opportunities, apprenticeships and training that is customized to the business need and/or delivered on-the-job.
- Recruitment and referral of qualified applicants.
- Staff training on disability awareness, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other employment laws as well as topics related to disabilities and assistive technology in the workplace.
- Diversity program strategies that support the inclusion of people with disabilities as customers and employees.
- Retention programs to support employees who develop or acquire a disability.
- Consulting, technical assistance and support.
- Workplace accommodations and assistive technology.
- Labor relations, legal, and compliance issues.
- Information technology and the accessibility of internal or external sites, computer hardware and software.
- Accessibility related to contract management and facilities.
- Marketing and customer service to improve services and/or increase the market share of people with disabilities.
- Financial supports including access to tax credits and/or deductions available for hiring or accommodating people with disabilities.
- Employee assistance services and program support
To connect nationally link to the website at csavr.org/NET or reach out to Kathy West-Evans at kwest-evans.rehabnetwork.org. or by phone/text 206.999.9455
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. A unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency, NGA serves as the world leader in providing timely, relevant, accurate and actionable GEOINT. GEOINT is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information that describes, assesses and visually depicts physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. NGA is headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, Missouri. Approximately 14,500 government
civilians, military members and contractors work across more than 100 locations in the U.S. and 20 international locations. Hundreds of NGA employees also serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world.
The success of NGA hinges upon its most important asset – its people. We live in a world where potential threats to our nation are constantly changing. To address these threats, NGA needs an agile workforce with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, skill sets and talents. NGA is committed to fostering an inclusive community that values diversity of thought and a drive for continued innovation.
We provide GEOINT for our Nation’s Security
NGA VISION STATEMENT
Know the Earth … Show the Way … Understand the World
Career Services at a Glance
A Career Service is a formal structure charged with the management of an occupation or group of like occupations to develop leadership and professional expertise.
- DATA AND VISUALIZATION
- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
- RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
- CORPORATE AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
- FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
- HUMAN CAPITAL
- INSPECTOR GENERAL
- SECURITY AND FACILITIES
Special Employment Programs
Student Programs – Use your education, talent and experience to support the NGA mission. The NGA Student Employment Program offers college students the opportunity to perform mission-related work while earning a paycheck.
Wounded Warriors – NGA proudly hosts internships for wounded warriors interested in gaining experience in NGA’s mission. If you are a service member currently undergoing treatment, you can take on temporary/voluntary work assignments as a formal means of transition back into the workforce.
Persons with Disabilities – NGA values the contributions of a diverse workforce and wants to provide an environment for success. If you are an applicant with a disability, you may qualify to participate in our Persons with Disabilities Program
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Expanding the Diversity of your organization? Discover the value of hiring interns or graduates from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology –successful, career-oriented, technical professionals from all over the United States majoring in STEM disciplines. We train excellent candidates for your employment needs in the fields of business, computing, engineering, science, graphic arts and liberal arts. Visit our booth to meet representatives of our Center on Employment. Find out about our college, our award-winning employer workshop, Working Together: Deaf and Hearing People, and other services for employers. Website: www.rit.edu/ntid/nce. Contact Dawn Lucas at [email protected] (585-475-7654) or Regina Kiperman-Kiselgof at [email protected] (585-286-4610 Videophone).
Northrop Grumman grows because of our employees’ dedication, innovation, and teamwork. Every day, we work to secure the world, from under the sea to the land, to the air and into outer space.
Our 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in 21 countries around the globe demonstrate commitment and excellence in engineering, manufacturing, cybersecurity, business management, information technology and project management.
Northrop Grumman’s culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work. Our employees use their insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. And we are not only part of history, we’re making history.
Explore career opportunities at Northrop Grumman.
Novartis focuses its business on two leading divisions with strong innovation power and global scale: pharmaceuticals (Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation) and generics (Sandoz). These two leading divisions are supported by our research organization, the Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research (NIBR), and a centralized services group, Novartis Business Services, to facilitate collaboration across our divisions, and drive efficiency and productivity gains. Diversity and inclusion are strategic imperatives at Novartis, and there is an intense focus on our commitment to and progress with supplier diversity. Novartis consistently focuses on increasing opportunities for qualified diverse businesses and is committed to be inclusive in all our supplier diversity efforts. We continue to build internal partnerships to embed these practices across the Novartis divisions. For more information, go to www.supplierdiversity.novartis.com or contact Sheri Shafir, Head, Supplier Diversity, Novartis 862-778-8149 [email protected].
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities. ODEP’s mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities. ODEP drives change through targeted outreach initiatives and creates opportunities by promoting disability-inclusive workplaces where all employees contribute and deliver results.
Access ODEP’s resources to:
- Build and strengthen disability inclusion efforts.
- Recruit, hire, retain and advance talented workers with disabilities.
- Access free, confidential guidance on disability employment issues, including accommodations.
- Learn ways to advance competitive, integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
- Help youth with disabilities transition from school to work and succeed on the job.
- Improve government service delivery systems that empower job seekers with disabilities to secure good jobs and excel in the workplace.
Learn more at dol.gov/ODEP.
ODEP funds several policy development and technical assistance centers. Among them are the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) and the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN).
The Job Accommodation Network is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace. JAN’s trusted consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online. Contact JAN at (800) 526-7234 (V) or (877) 781-9403 (TTY), or visit their website at AskJAN.org.
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity by educating public- and private-sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures. EARN offers information and resources to empower individuals and organizations to become leaders in the employment and advancement of people with disabilities. EARN assists employers through online support and a range of education and outreach activities. Visit their website at AskEARN.org
OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, have a reading disability or people with other conditions.
Powered by leading minds in the Computer Vision and Machine Learning fields, OrCam’s team includes dedicated software, computer and electrical engineers, hardware design experts, and a passionate customer service team – including sighted, low vision and blind members – to provide a visual aid through a discreet, mobile and easy-to-use interface.
OrCam was jointly founded in 2010 by CTO Professor Amnon Shashua and CEO Ziv Aviram, who are also the co-founders of collision avoidance system Mobileye (NYSE: MBLY). The OrCam MyEye assistive technology device was launched in the U.S. in 2015 and subsequently in a growing number of countries.
The PNC Financial Services Group
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States with employees in more than 40 states across the country; regional presidents in 39 markets; a retail branch network that stretches across 19 states and the District of Columbia; and strategic international offices in Canada, China, Germany and the U.K., PNC is organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking, including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.
IT services provider specializing in providing Digital Talent, Salesforce.com implementation and support services, and Digital Transformation services to midmarket and large scale enterprises. They also provide services around Artificial Intelligence projects, which includes planning, workshops, use case development, and AI solutions.
The Powerfluence team has a deep background in developing digital strategies and successfully implementing several businesses and hundreds of projects from individual project support to full-blown enterprise program implementations. They have developed several successful Salesforce.com practices, bringing them to Platinum status. They draw upon an extensive network of proven digital and Salesforce.com practitioners to provide unparalleled consulting and implementation skills.
Purple Communications and ZVRS
Purple Communications and ZVRS are the leading providers of Video Relay Services (VRS) that enable deaf and hearing individuals to easily communicate with each other. Purple Communications and ZVRS utilize multiple VRS delivery platforms including TV monitors, desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Purple Communications and ZVRS’s portfolio includes on-site interpreting services, captioning services, and Video Relay Interpreting (VRI). For more information, visit PurpleVRS.com & ZVRS.com.
Rangam, an award-winning global workforce solutions company collaborates with industry experts and thought leaders to achieve our goal of “Employment for Everyone”. Rangam builds bridges to overcome employment barriers for individuals with disabilities. We are helping fortune 500 companies enhance their productivity as well as their culture of inclusiveness by matching qualified talent to their organizational goals and mission.
Award-Winning E-Learning and Behavioral Expert Consultation Support.
Rethink Benefits provides Fortune 100 companies and public sector, government, and non-profit organizations with the first and only global behavioral health solution that fills severe healthcare and education system gaps by providing evidence-based training tools and 24/7 virtual consultations for caregivers and managers who support individuals with developmental disabilities such as autism or ADD/ADHD. Rethink helps employers have a more diverse workforce, more engaged and loyal employees, and an inclusive culture, to remain an employer of choice.
For Parents & Caregivers: We offer virtual consultation sessions with expert learning and behavioral clinicians, and online evidenced-based training and support for families who have children of all ages with developmental disabilities (like Autism or ADHD), or undiagnosed challenges with learning, behavior, or socialization. Rethink empowers employee caregivers to help their child with special needs reach their full potential while reducing stress and anxiety related to work/life balance challenges.
For Employers & Employees: Our Neurodiversity Inclusion Center offers e-learning modules and a virtual behavioral intervention support system to help with hiring and training managers and HR teams across the company address neurodiversity and inclusion. Rethink empowers companies to create more inclusive social constructs and accommodating cultures to allow employees with neurodiverse conditions (like autism) and who are often an over-looked and diverse pool of talent thrive in the workplace.
SignAll is an innovative tech company that has developed the ﬁrst automated sign language translation solution by leveraging computer vision and natural language processing (NLP).
SignAll offers its AI-powered communication tool for companies striving to be inclusive. The system not only enables spontaneous communication between Deaf and hearing employees but can be used to help co-workers learn ASL to create a more inclusive environment.
How does it work?
- The system translates both ways between sign languages and written/spoken text.
- SignAll has developed an extensive language library based on American Sign Language. It is scalable to accommodate any signed language from around the world.
- The system captures signed languages using a system of three cameras. It detects body movements/position, facial expressions, and ﬁnger/hand shapes.
- Hearing users can speak into the system, and voice recognition technology captures their words.
- The translated language from each party is displayed as a chat dialogue.
- Hearing users can use the system alone and learn ASL by its gamified ASL Learning function
The system was designed in collaboration with native ASL users and Gallaudet University, the only liberal arts college fully accessible for deaf and the hard of hearing.
SignAll is a group of passionate developers and designers dedicated to finding game-changing solutions that enable spontaneous communication between the Deaf and hearing. This results in more opportunities for connection, personal/professional development, and seamless integration between the Deaf and hearing.
SourceCast provides results-driven diversity hiring services for VEVRAA, Section 503, and EEO compliance. The groundbreaking DirectSource compliance hiring accelerator delivers top talent through the largest diversity talent source network nationwide using cutting edge candidate Quick-Match™ technology that matches job seekers on up to 24 attributes. SourceCast provides nearly effortless compliance and the ultimate diversity hiring performance with a unique diversity compliant pre-qualified job seeker referral system for veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and minorities.
Sprint Accessibility for All – Bridging the telecommunications gap for people with disabilities: Telecommunications products and services to eliminate barriers (either directly or in combination with assistive technology) in order to enhance people’s everyday lives including individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, Blind or Low Vision, or have Speech, Mobile, or Cognitive disabilities. Sprint offers a full suite of services including Sprint IP Relay (app and web), Sprint CapTel (Captioned Telephone), Sprint Teleconferencing Caption (STC), Federal Relay Services, wireless Sprint Relay and Sprint Vision Stores; Sprint Accessibility Care (SAC), and Video Customer Service (VCS) for customers who use American Sign Language (ASL). For a list of accessible solutions, please visit our booth or check online: www.sprint.com/accessibility
Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum
The purpose of the ISM Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum is to:
- Drive business results through innovation, agility and performance excellence;
- Mentor and develop small and diverse suppliers;
- Advocate for inclusive procurement within the pharmaceutical industry; and
- Share best and next practices in Supplier Diversity
Since 1918, at TIAA we’ve been on a mission to help our customers reach their financial goals. For over a century our mission has remain unchanged – To serve those who serve others. We created a sustainable retirement system for teachers and today we are the leader in serving the financial needs of people in academic, government, medical, cultural and other nonprofit fields. We’re committed to do the same for the next 100 years.
One of the best reasons to choose TIAA is the people who work here. Our culture allows all employees to contribute their unique talents, so we can bring fresh ideas from different perspectives. To help foster diversity and inclusion, we have a rich community of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that provide leadership development, networking opportunities, community outreach and philanthropic efforts, business solutions and product input, and multicultural awareness.
We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is one of our greatest strengths and a key measure of the wealth of our company, and we’re proud of the recognition we’ve earned for creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Select recognitions include “Best-of-the-Beast Corporations for Inclusion” awarded by the National Business Inclusion Consortium and “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” awarded by DiversityInc.
Partnering with university and professional organizations, we’re always searching for new talent to build a more diverse team. We’re looking for unique perspectives to help us:
- Create a more inclusive workforce
- Meet the needs of our clients
- Drive innovative thinking
- Compete in a challenging market
Is TIAA the place for you? Visit https://careers.tiaa.org to learn more about opportunities to join TIAA. We invite you to help us continue our journey as our next Difference Maker!
Today’s multi-generational workforce requires customized approaches to support and resolve a wide range of family caregiving challenges – from birth through death – that are negatively impacting both employees and employers. As industry experts, Torchlight uses advanced predictive analytics and evidence-based methodology to deliver a scalable and flexible family-care solution to support employees caregivers, resource groups, and their extended families.
Our digital platform offers real-time access to decision-support tools, relevant action plans, and an extensive knowledge base to provide advice and help resolve hundreds of caregiving concerns. Our highly credentialed advisors are available for live telephonic sessions for those caregivers who prefer human support. No matter the age, stage, crisis or concern, Torchlight has helped employees at DellEMC, TripAdvisor, Boston Private, Hitachi, Amgen, Alameda Health Systems, Discover, Dawn Foods, MTD – and many others – navigate and resolve today’s family caregiving challenges.
Torchlight was founded by Adam Goldberg, M.Ed., and is the culmination of years of professional and personal experience caring for family members at both ends of the age continuum. His personal journey began at a very young age when Goldberg was an assistant caregiver for his aunt, who struggled with undiagnosed autism spectrum disorder and other physical health problems. His experiences caring for his aunt inspired him to pursue a career as an educational consultant helping individual families find the right services for their struggling children. When Goldberg realized that there were more families out there than he could help, he decided to do something about it. Out of these experiences and his own determination, Torchlight was born, initially focused on supporting families and children.
Years later, Goldberg was unexpectedly thrown into caring for his aging and ailing dad. As he and his family struggled to navigate the financial, regulatory, emotional, and health complexities of eldercare, Goldberg began to see that caring for struggling children and elderly loved ones involved similar challenges, complex decision paths, and vast arrays of societal systems that function together. He realized, too, that many of the activities required to care for loved ones must be handled during the workday, unless an additional avenue is offered.
As a result, Goldberg decided to expand Torchlight to support families caring for aging loved ones. Today, we offer services to over 1 million employees across all industries and company sizes and help care for 2.3 million family members. To learn more about how we help companies solve family caregiving challenges, contact us at (844) 693-3477 or [email protected]
Vispero is the world’s largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. Although officially formed in 2016, our brands Freedom Scientific, Enhanced Vision, Optelec, and The Paciello Group, share a long, rich history as industry leaders dating back to 1975.
We develop and deliver innovative solutions that enable blind and low vision individuals to reach their full potential – to gain an education, obtain employment, succeed in professional careers, and live independently throughout their lives.
Vispero is proud to operate in 90 countries worldwide, with products localized in over 24 languages.
As the prevalence of age-related eye diseases like macular degeneration steadily rise, assistive technology plays an increasingly vital role, resulting in a growing demand for low vision devices and services. Vispero is uniquely positioned to address these challenges head-on by providing the tools necessary to meet the needs of the low vision population through our far-reaching distribution network.
Our family of brands deliver a superior line of optical and video magnifiers; wearables; scanning and reading devices; and easy-to-use software. Vispero’s partnership with key organizations and advocacy groups keep us in the forefront of the low vision industry.
VITAC was incorporated in March 1986 and has continuously provided captioning services since. In 2017, VITAC acquired the business of Caption Colorado and the combined VITAC is now the largest captioning company in the country. While our size is notable, our people, capacity and technical expertise are our true differentiator. Our investment in our people, process, and technology are unmatched in the industry. No matter your size, question or concern, we will provide a solution. Our service offerings are constantly evolving to keep up with the times. We offer captioning for TV, OTT, web video, stadiums, conference calls, and audio description for TV, museums and online video platforms. We translate in over 50 languages and transcribe hundreds of hours per week. We provide secure encrypted captioning delivery and solutions. We have the staff and the skill – no matter your equation, we have the answer. VITAC is a combination of vital and access, and we stand by our commitment to provide this vital access for our customers, while maintaining quality for our consumers. We believe in “Accessibility for Life” as we strive to make accessible content standard. Our ranks include 1,500 clients, captioning over 525,000 live hours and 75,000 prerecorded programs per year.
Voya Financial, Inc.
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.8 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is aFortune 500 company that had $8.5 billion in revenue in 2018. The company had $547 billion in total assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2019. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company®.
As an extension of Voya’s vision and mission to help all Americans have the quality of life they seek in retirement, the Voya Cares program is committed to being a leader in making a positive difference in the lives of individuals with special needs and disabilities — as well as their families, caregivers and other providers — by offering a depth of resources focused on education, planning and solutions. Visit voyacares.com to learn more.
Certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible. Voya has been recognized as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute; as a member of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index; and as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” on the Disability Equality Index by Disability:IN. For more information, visitvoya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @Voya.