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Entries filed under 'Diversity'

    Ringing in a New Year of Disability Inclusion

    July 26, 2016 11:04 AM by SUSAN DIEGELMAN

    Last week I had the privilege of joining my close friends at AAPD to celebrate the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a transformative piece of legislation that’s afforded individuals with disabilities essential civil rights and unprecedented opportunities in the workplace, the classroom and in their own homes and communities.

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    Access and Aging: Leveling the Tech Playing Field

    July 7, 2016 1:21 PM by ROMAN SMITH

    Recently the AT&T Advisory Panel on Access & Aging (AAPAA) met in Washington, D.C. for a semi-annual meeting to discuss needs and trends in the accessibility and aging community with guest speakers and corporate advisors. AAPAA is a group of 15 different organizations that have a vast network of constituencies looking to AT&T to bring innovative technology to the market that allows individuals in accessibility and aging communities to lead fulfilling lives. Like prior gatherings, I had the honor of joining and participating. Over the course of two days, we had the opportunity to hear from both internal AT&T organizations and external speakers on how we are working together to meet the evolving needs of the accessibility and aging communities.

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    Diversity is What AT&T is all About and it Makes us a Better Company

    June 1, 2016 11:27 AM by Cynt Marshall

    When I walk through the halls of AT&T offices, I see faces representing the globe. That always makes me proud to share our story—a story of a company that truly embraces diversity. To give you a sense of just how diverse we are, consider:

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    Connecting People with Disabilities to their World Through Technology

    May 24, 2016 10:15 AM by Kendra Ragsdale

    AT&T is dedicated to connecting people, regardless of technology experience or capability, with their world. That’s why we created Digital You, a resource for parents, seniors, job seekers, and people with disabilities to help them navigate technology with confidence. In order to further meet the needs of our customers with disabilities, AT&T’s Corporate Accessibility Technology Office and the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center developed Wireless Independence Now (WIN) Workshops to teach people with disabilities how to use accessibility features installed on their phones and tablets.

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    Mexican Women, the Web Developers of the Future: The AT&T Foundation and Laboratoria

    May 9, 2016 3:07 PM by AT&T

    The AT&T Foundation and Laboratoria unite to grow a new generation of web developers made up of 120 Mexican women from low income households.

    It is expected that women between the ages of 18 and 35 will join the labor force and will raise their expectations regarding profesional development.

    Mexico City, May 3, 2016 – The AT&T Foundation and Laboratoria Coding A.C., a social technology organization, is uniting to create the next generation of women web developers, through an educational program in which 120 young Mexican women will participate.

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    Every Voice Matters

    May 4, 2016 11:53 AM by Scott Sapperstein

    Being the best-of-the-best is something we all strive to be. Best parent, best spouse, best sibling, best co-worker. In my own life, I am continuously working hard to be the best at what I do and to improve until I get it just right.

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    Improving Communications for the Hard of Hearing through HD Voice

    April 18, 2016 7:15 AM by Susan Diegelman

    For people with disabilities, it is rare that there is a single solution that meets everyone’s accessibility needs. Different circumstances and environments often require different solutions and this is certainly true for people who are hard of hearing or experiencing hearing loss. Hearing aids have become smaller, more comfortable and more powerful in recent years. They can make it possible to undertake activities that were previously more challenging – but they also have their limitations. The development of Hearing Aid Compatibility technologies that improve the ability of hearing aids to amplify mobile devices has greatly enhanced the experience for people with hearing loss, but it isn’t always the best solution for everyone.

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    We are all Living in a Connected World

    February 19, 2016 11:15 AM by Roman Smith

    At AT&T, we use the term “connected world” a lot in our daily work as we communicate internally, as well as externally to our customers. Last week, in a meeting with stakeholders, I opened up the discussion by asking, “What does term ‘connected world’ mean to you?”

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    Inspiring a Woman a World Away - Paula Loyd's Incredible Legacy

    January 21, 2016 3:29 PM by AT&T

    A woman who lost her life while serving as a Civil-Military Officer with the United Nations in Afghanistan is seeing her legacy being carried out through AT&T’s Peace Through Business program.

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    My Disability is One Part of Who I Am

    October 28, 2015 12:08 PM by Celeste Carrasco

    Every October during National Disability Employment Awareness Month businesses around the country reflect on and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. For 70 years, the Department of Labor used this time of year to showcase the talents of workers with disabilities and encourage diversity, inclusion and accessibility in the workplace. This year, the Department of Labor is focusing on the theme, “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am.” I am incredibly proud of AT&T’s commitment to the disabled community and to its employees with disabilities, and that commitment is especially meaningful to me because of my own disability.

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