Celebrating Disability Independence Day: Major Companies and Technology That Should Be On Your Radar


Equality, Freedom, and Opportunity: these are the words that every American with disabilities experienced on July 26th, 1990 when the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law.

As noted informer President George H. W. Bush’s speech, the ADA was one of the world’s first decrees on complete equality for individuals who combat the challenges of living with disabilities every single day. Every year on July 26th, we commemorate the signing of the ADA to celebrate the progress and look forward to the ways that technology and society will continue to empower people with disabilities.

“With today’s signing of the landmark Americans for Disabilities Act, every man, woman, and child with a disability can now pass through once-closed doors into a bright new era of equality, independence, and freedom.” – George H.W. Bush

What are companies doing today to help Americans with disabilities?

We at Professional Diversity Network recently partnered with AudioEye, Inc. to expand the provision of revolutionary audio technology that will enable millions of people with disabilities to have equal access to online resources and digital job postings. Learn more about this partnership and check out the video below to see how we’re helping diverse people just like you gain equal access to everything our job networks have to offer.

But, we’re not the only ones making moves to help the large community of people living with disabilities. We’ve identified 5 rock-star companies that are looking for diverse talent and are looking to hire people with disabilities right now:

1. PCL Construction – View Jobs







2. ElektaView Jobs






3. Hanesbrands View Jobs






4. HallmarkView Jobs







5. Blue Cross Blue Shield View Jobs





How are you celebrating Disability Independence Day? How has the ADA impacted your life? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or below! We want to hear from you.

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