Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, RespectAbility President: I'm Jennifer Mizrahi. I have a disability. I'm the co-founder and president of RespectAbility. For too long, people with disabilities have been seen for what we cannot do instead of what we can. Together with our partners we've innovated new systems that have enabled a 400 percent improvement in new jobs for people with disabilities. Our unique approach is to fight implicit bias, identify best practices that can be replicated, collaborate and refine those practices and share them throughout the system, and to prepare a diverse talent pipeline so that people of all abilities can have a better future.
Ollie Cantos, RespectAbility Board of Advisors: As an attorney who is blind and the dad to triple boys who are also blind, we as a family know that people with all types of disabilities can and want to work just like anybody else.
Mizrahi: With your support, we'll have the staff, resources, tools, factual stories and the ability to train the trainers so that our economy can be inclusive of the 1-in-5 people with a disability, which will create a better economy for all of us.
Cantos: Thank you for your consideration.