28 episodes

Our Ability discusses empowerment and opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment and entrepreneurship. Our mission is to lower the unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities from 70%!

Our Ability Podcast John Robinson

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Our Ability discusses empowerment and opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment and entrepreneurship. Our mission is to lower the unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities from 70%!

    Unification through Disability Employment with David D'Arcangelo

    Unification through Disability Employment with David D'Arcangelo

    David D'Arcangelo and John Robinson talk about unification through Disability Employment. David is dedicated to assisting organizations in achieving their disability inclusion and diversity objectives. They have a comprehensive range of services including disability consulting, professional writing, content creation, public speaking, and campaign strategy. Arc Angel Communications and Our Ability are Disability Owned Busin...

    • 34 min
    Our Ability Podcast: Neil Milliken from Atos on Accessibility

    Our Ability Podcast: Neil Milliken from Atos on Accessibility

    John Robinson and Neil talk about disability and accessibility, worldwide. Neil Milliken is the Global Head of Accessibility & Digital Inclusion at Atos, a member of the Atos Scientific Community & Atos Distinguished Expert.Neil is a leading strategist and community builder with over two decades of experience within the Accessibility and Assistive Technology fields and served as an invited expert for the W3C Cognitive Accessibility Taskforce

    • 29 min
    A Conversation on Employment with Sandy Castilla of Albany Med

    A Conversation on Employment with Sandy Castilla of Albany Med

    Our Ability has a long-standing relationship with Albany Medical Center. Over the years, Albany Med has supported our Journey Along the Erie Canal, a hand cycle trip to support individuals with disabilities in upstate New York. As we have grown our employment outreach throughout New York State, Albany Med has come on board to support our work, most importantly, sourcing candidates. Sandra "Sandy" Castilla represents Albany Med, and we have an open and enjoyable conversation. Casti...

    • 21 min
    Inclusion with Victor Calise of Walmart

    Inclusion with Victor Calise of Walmart

    Our Ability is proud to talk disability inclusion with friend Victor Calise. As Director of Global Diversity, Accessibility Center of Excellence on the Belonging Team Victor spearheads disability inclusion and accessibility into every aspect of the company from infrastructure to employment, to the shopping experience. A native New Yorker, Victor is an internationally recognized diversity inclusion champion. An avid athlete, he was a member of the first U.S. national sled hockey tea...

    • 12 min
    A conversation with Linda Zhao of Pfizer

    A conversation with Linda Zhao of Pfizer

    Linda Zhao is a purpose-driven HR professional with experience in various functional areas such as talent management, operations, diversity & inclusion (EEO) and administration. Linda has strong creative problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task.In our conversation, we talk about Pfizer, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and how disability is part of this equation.

    • 21 min
    Our Ability Podcast: NY Budget, Taylor Swift, and the Death of DEI

    Our Ability Podcast: NY Budget, Taylor Swift, and the Death of DEI

    A reflection on where we are with the New York State budget and direct care workers. Plus a discussion on New York State efforts on digital accessibility. Finally a rant about the death of DEI. Taylor Swift and DEI are under the skin of the far-right media.

    • 21 min

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