The ROI of Hiring Technologists with Disabilities

Employers looking to gain a strategic edge may find that hiring technologists with disabilities provides an attractive return on investment. Technologists with disabilities give everyone.

Breaking Down the Barriers to Equal Employment Opportunities for ALL People

co-written with Debra Ruh, SSB Chief Marketing Officer A large number of organizations today use the internet to post job openings and receive resumes and.

Let Nonverbal Patients Communicate

By Rosemary Musachio, Accessibility Analyst Introduction A hospital stay is seldom pleasant. Besides having pain and being sick, patients have to endure needle punctures a.

Thoughts on the HTML 5 Working Draft

The last call for comments on the working draft of the HTML 5 specification has been made and comments are due by today. Over the.

Disappointed by Department of Justice’s Delay on Web Accessibility Regulations

By Debra Ruh, Chief Marketing Officer for SSB BART Group Inc. It was discouraging to learn that the DOJ delayed revising the regulations implementing title.

Specialized Apps Versus Standalone Products

There are many great apps appearing for mobile devices that help people with disabilities access content and perform tasks that before required expensive standalone products..

Netflix and Sued Over Lack of Captions

In the last month lawsuits have been filed against two online media and entertainment powerhouses for failing to provide captioning of online content. Netflix, the.

SSB Staff Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek Series

SSB’s own Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer, and Debra Ruh, Cheif Marketing Officer, are featured in Bloomberg Businessweek’s series about employment, accessibility and assistive technology,.

Is There Cause to Celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the ADA?

by Rosemary Musachio and Debra Ruh This month we celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA was created with.

Employee Spotlight – Jon Avila

Jonathan (Jon) Avila is the Chief Accessibility Officer for SSB BART Group (SSB). One of his key responsibilities at SSB is to maintain the content in the Accessibility Management Platform (AMP)—a repeatable, scalable, and metrics based accessibility testing platform for software, hardware, and web sites. Jon is involved in updating and maintaining the SSB methodology in regards to Section 508, WCAG, and other accessibility standards. This includes the analysis, design, and repair of software, web pages, Flash, Flex, documentation, and hardware for accessibility.