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Multi-year award to provide online entrepreneurial opportunities to persons with disabilities

MAITLAND, FLORIDA–Blue Orb, Inc., parent company of the assistive technology keyboard orbiTouch, was awarded a three year Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation. This grant focuses on providing persons with disabilities an opportunity to independently develop their own ideas as entrepreneurs. Service-disabled veterans also fall into the scope of this project. […]

Disabled woman wins national award

Mihir Ray, TNN Nov 27, 2011 ROURKELA: A mentally-challenged woman from the Steel City has bagged a prestigious national award in the outstanding creative adult person category. Rashmi Rekha Sahu (27) will receive the award from President Pratibha Patil at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on the occasion of World Disabled Day on December 3. […]

Award-Winning Virtual IT Support Business Staffed by People with Disabilities

By Rose Simone KITCHENER — While doing computer network consulting work, Scott Burton met an employee of one of his clients who was extremely adept with computers. “She intuitively understood the computer and was able to quickly resolve computer problems without my even having to go on the site,” Burton says. She also happened to […]

Petaluma Entrepreneur Finalist In Business Competition

One of 4 in North Bay iHub’s Seed Round Competition By Ernie Barrera | June 2, 2011 Petaluma resident Tom Corbett spent a career making sense of the business world. The one principle he learned during his years as an engineer and business consultant was the need to have enough seed-money during the first year […]

No challenge too great – Muhammad Ali Rafiq’s turning point

By Donna Yawching ~ Fifty is the age when most folks start thinking of slowing down. Successful, settled, comfortable—this is the time to relax and enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of hard work. Not so for Muhammad Ali Rafiq. A year and a half ago, the successful entrepreneur sold off his business interests […]

Disabled activist, entrepreneur receives national award from Muscular Dystrophy Association

By Prue Salasky | November 7, 2010 Thomas Arrington III runs a green energy company, advocates for the disabled, and is the primary caretaker for his 3-year-old son Chase. “Use your quiet voice,” he exhorts his youngest son, while juggling a business call on his Blackberry and maneuvering a power wheelchair around the kitchen of […]

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