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Training the Blind to Run Businesses

A new program designed to empower individuals teaches them how to overcome popular perceptions about vision loss and compete with able-bodied entrepreneurs. Last fall, the Forsythe Center for Entrepreneurship launched an initiative aimed at providing entrepreneurship skills and training to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. With 200 students enrolled in the continuing education […]

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. […] is the U.S. Government’s official website for small businesses. “ provides small business owners with information and resources they need to comply with laws and regulations, and to take advantage of government programs and services to help them start, expand and run their businesses.   “ is the only government service to provide access […]

Veterans with Disabilities and Self-Employment Training Series

Urban Miyares is a blinded Vietnam veteran, and an entrepreneur for the past 40 years. Recipient of numerous honors and awards for his business accomplishments and assisting fellow disabled veterans in self-employment, Miyares has been honored by The White House, US Congress, Small Business Administration, and many others, to include being Inc. Magazine’s “Entrepreneur Of […]

Phone Service for People with Speech Disabilities

Trish’s guest for this week will be Dr Bob Segalman. Born in 1942 with Cerebral Palsy, his parents insisted on mainstreaming him several decades before inclusion was even conceptualized. As an end result, Dr. Bob received two doctoral degrees and is the founder and central advocate for Speech-to-Speech phone services for people with speech disabilities. […]

Vets learn business basics at Krannert Bootcamp

By Eric Nelson, Purdue University News Service Posted September 5, 2010 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Veterans from across the country have arrived at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management for an intensive seven-day course aimed at helping them start their own businesses. Created at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management in 2007, the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp […]

Celebrating 20 Years of the American Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) marked its 20th anniversary recently. Although there are differing opinions regarding how helpful or effective the ADA has been, there is a wealth of useful disability employment-related data available in the ADA toolkit compiled by the ADA National Network by DBTAC Of particular note is the effort being […]

For Disabled, a Job Hunt Alternative

Mentally and Physically Challenged Adults Seek to Open Their Own Business, but Face Many Hurdles Steven St. John for The Wall Street Journal David Shunkey, shown doing exercises with Heather Gooch, is trying to build a dog-biscuit business. David Shunkey is autistic and doesn’t speak. Around the start of the recession, he got laid off […]

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