On Tuesday, October 14th, one of SSB’s own, Tim Springer will be honored by the White House as a Disability Employment Champion of Change. The White House Champions of Change program recognizes every day Americans who are making positive changes in their communities, and this event will honor those doing extraordinary work to make workplaces more accessible and create employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
From the very early days of SSB BART Group Tim understood the value of hiring technologists with disabilities. Uniquely qualified to identify and develop working solutions to digital accessibility challenges, these creative, knowledgeable and dynamic professionals have brought an unrivaled level of insight, passion and dedication to the company. Today, nearly half of SSB’s team of accessibility analysts, developers and consultants are individuals with disabilities, allowing the company to offer solutions to clients that go beyond basic conformance to legal requirements to the core of the matter – can their systems be effectively used by people with disabilities?
The White House believes that advancing employment opportunities and prospects for people with disabilities strengthens and benefits not only our economy, but also our society as a whole. Tim, and by extension SSB BART Group, is extremely honored to be recognized by the administration, and to have this opportunity to shine a spotlight on the value that talented employees with disabilities bring to the workforce.
From the official White House press release:
WASHINGTON, DC – On October 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM, the White House will honor local “Champions of Change” who are doing extraordinary work to create employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. These Champions have distinguished themselves by making workplaces more accessible to strengthen the American economy. This event will showcase these incredible leaders and their significant contributions to their communities. The program will feature U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecelia Muñoz, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Jenny Yang, and other Senior Administration Officials.
The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. The event will be live-streamed on the White House website at www.whitehouse.gov/live. You can join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #Champs4PwDs. To learn more about the White House Champions of Change program, visit www.whitehouse.gov/champions.
Tim Springer is the Founder and CEO of SSB BART Group, a company with the vision of creating a world where all digital systems are accessible to people with disabilities. Under his leadership, SSB has provided digital accessibility compliance solutions for corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions. Tim views access to digital technology as a mechanism of empowering individuals with disabilities. He is dedicated to ensuring technology not only meets regulatory standards but also supports real-world use by individuals with disabilities. Today, nearly half of his company’s team of consultants are individuals with disabilities.