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In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, it's crucial to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, can fully participate and engage with online content and technologies. That's why Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), celebrated annually on the third Thursday of May, holds significant importance. At AbilityLinks, we are proud advocates for inclusivity, and we're excited to shine a spotlight on GAAD this week.


Understanding Global Accessibility Awareness Day:

GAAD, launched in 2012, serves as a reminder of the importance of digital accessibility. It's a day...

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

AbilityLinks is excited to share information about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), a great incentive for employers who hire employees with disabilities and Veterans.

The WOTC is a federal tax credit that can save employers a significant amount of money associated with hiring and training new employees. To qualify for the credit, employers must simply hire individuals who belong to one of the several targeted groups, including people with disabilities and Veterans.

If you're an employer, we encourage you to check out the WOTC. It's a great way to save money while...

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To build a diverse and inclusive workforce, employers across industries are seeking innovative solutions to connect with talented individuals from all walks of life. One success story emerges from the partnership between AbilityLinks and Amazon, a global e-commerce and technology giant. This case study dives into how Amazon, through its collaboration with AbilityLinks, has successfully enhanced its hiring landscape to become more inclusive and welcoming to individuals with disabilities.


AbilityLinks is a...

Psychologist Filling Out Form

Today is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day. Our Client Success Manager, Kate Beck, and Associate, Alex Robertson, had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Jessica Hamblen to ask about PTSD, symptoms associated with PTSD, treatment options, and advice for employers to better support employees experiencing PTSD. Dr. Hamblen is a clinical psychologist, the Deputy for Education at the National Center for PTSD, and an associate professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Our team appreciates both Dr. Hamblen and Peggy Willoughby, the...

Tax Credits for Inclusive Employers

There are numerous benefits to being (or becoming!) an inclusive employer and actively seeking out a diverse workforce. It can give your business a different perspective on how to innovate and solve problems. A team that includes people with disabilities provides a wide breadth of experience to draw from. It creates an efficient and effective group of workers that treats everyone as equals. It can provide very real, very measurable benefits to productivity and profitability (here are some examples.)

The fact is: a diverse workforce — along with treating people as equals and with...

Remote Interview

2020 has been a calendar year that will live on in the history books for decades to come, and for many has been the most difficult year in recent memory. The crisis caused by the COVID-19 epidemic is one of the major factors contributing to this. The epidemic has created a need for rapid change for individuals, organizations, and companies across the entire world. Part of this change has been a swift move to remote work, with offices closing and employees either on quarantine or choosing to stay home.

One of the results of this shift to remote work has been a very quick and thorough...

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Technology has been a key component of empowering persons with disabilities, especially in the last 10 years, where we've seen an explosion of innovation. Whether you are an individual living with a disability yourself — or you have friends, family, employees, or co-workers who are — there's no doubt of how technology helps everyone reach their full potential. Maybe you've used voice-activated smart devices to execute commands without using your hands, or you've utilized a screen reader to view webpages, for example. Employers are also catching on and rapidly adopting accessibility...

Disability Focus Series, Autism Spectum Disorder(ASD);

Autism presents significant challenges for many children born both in the US and in countries around the world. Consequently, more resources are needed, both on a national and global scale to fund medical research into the causes of Autism. If not, we are facing a grim future for generations to come.

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. The Centers for Disease Control reports the following...

Free Access to National Parks with Access Pass

What better way to enjoy and explore your abilities than to visit national parks and recreation sites throughout the United States? Persons with disabilities who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. may be able to obtain a free lifetime pass that allows access to over 2,000 “Federal Recreation Sites.” Here’s some info to get you started on your next adventure.

What are Federal Recreation Sites?

Well, the whole reason you might want to apply for this pass! These sites include National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and other federal recreation lands such as...

Keys to a More Inclusive Workplace

How To Create a More Inclusive Workplace

National Disability Employment Awareness Month happened in October; our hope is that the drive to create more inclusive and diverse workplaces persists beyond just one month! For non-disabled persons, it might be easy to assume that getting all the components in place for an inclusive workplace would be a daunting and difficult task. However, it's actually very straightforward—and beneficial for everyone! Here's some of the various things employers can do to get started, many of which can be done right after...

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Starting a Business: Tips for Parents with Disabilities

Starting a new business is a big undertaking, and for those who are parents, it can be a stressful one. You want to make sure you can still provide for your family while also creating a business that is successful and meets your needs, but there’s a lot to think about. From ensuring that you have enough funding to get up off the ground to deciding whether to set up a storefront or work from your home, there’s a lot to think about.

Fortunately, there are several simple things you...

Stair Lift

For many Americans, finding the right home is a long and arduous process. There are so many things to take into consideration, from the location to the price to the school district, and when you’re a senior or an individual who is living with a disability, making sure the home is accessible is one of the most important aspects of the hunt.


A truly accessible home is one that not only ensures safety, but allows you to move around freely in every room. This means a lack of stairs, doorways that are wide enough to permit a wheelchair, kitchens and bathrooms that have lower...