‘Disability Community’ Articles

Design Challenge Staff and Participants Receive Recognition Award

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 »

SourceAmerica to Launch Internship Program for Veterans with Disabilities

The harsh, unintended consequences of war can mean debilitating injuries for service members. Wounded warriors can endure a variety of service-related injuries, such as missing limbs, burns, or spinal cord injuries. Other injuries are less obvious, such as hearing loss, traumatic brain injuries, and post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,… read more »

How We Create Success for People with Disabilities

A veteran of the Iraq War with 19 years in the New Jersey National Guard, Connie McClendon was desperate. She returned to the U.S. in 2009 with debilitating anxiety, depression, and seizures, and could no longer serve in the Guard.

Speakers Bureau Highlight – Jolene Britt

As a child, Jolene Britt had a secret. When parents or teachers gave her a book, she studied the pictures. She could usually figure out what was going on from the pictures.

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 »

SourceAmerica Design Challenge Announces Collegiate Winners of Annual Engineering Competition

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 »