SourceAmerica Design Challenge Coordinator Charissa Garcia; FVO Solutions, Inc. CEO Bill Murphy; University of California Los Angeles CSULA professor Paul Liu, Ph.D. received Northrop Grumman’s World Class Customer Award for their support of SourceAmerica’s 2015 College Design Challenge, a national engineering competition where students create assistive technology for people with disabilities in the workplace. Northrop… read more »
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SourceAmerica College Design Challenge Showcases Solutions to Workplace Barriers for People with Disabilities
This year, more than 60 college teams participated in SourceAmerica’s College Design Challenge. Created in 2001 to recognize technological workplace advancements for people with disabilities, the Design Challenge has now expanded to include competitions for both high school and college students. Its increasing popularity has helped raise the profile of the cause, while also serving… read more »
National competition focuses on designing workplace technology for people with disabilities WASHINGTON, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), placed first in the SourceAmerica College Design Challenge, a national engineering competition to address employment issues faced by individuals with disabilities. CSULA’s multidisciplinary team was recognized for its innovative device called ‘Straight to… read more »
The lives of many Americans with significant disabilities are filled with stories of success or unrealized promise. That’s because of the 60-plus million Americans with disabilities who are of working age, almost 80 percent of them do not participate in the labor force. Compare that to the national labor participation rate of about 69.4 percent,… read more »