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‘Abled’ employees stand out

‘Abled’ employees stand out

During his job interview, when the Air Force asked Joe Lininger why he wanted to work there, his answer was simple. “When I was young I wanted to join the military, but I couldn’t because I have a disability,” said Lininger. “When they offered to hire me as a civilian, it was like the next… Continue Reading ‘Abled’ employees stand out

In an effort to improve emergency response for individuals with disabilities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reached out to Colorado Springs-based The Independence Center for assistance in communicating and synchronizing leaders within the states’ disability community. The Independence Center and other agencies in the state are examining what worked during the floods, which areas need… Continue Reading FEMA and Springs nonprofit coordinate after floods

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Colorado Springs businesses are collaborating with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and K-12 educators to provide educators with examples of how technology can assist blind and visually impaired students. Funded by DSoft Technology, the first crossover applications symposium held demonstrations of screen readers, games for the visually impaired and learning environments for the… Continue Reading UCCS, businesses collaborate on technology to aid disabled

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Medicaid patients with disabilities also have other problems that lead to higher drug and medical costs. A Kaiser Permanente study, built on an earlier analysis of one year of national Medicaid diagnostic data, found that when prescription drugs were added to the study, more problems were associated with people with disabilities, making them both the highest-need and the highest… Continue Reading People with disabilities are the highest-cost Medicaid group

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