BBI Chairman Peter Blanck Quoted In Bloomberg News On "Blind Workers" And "Online Hiring Systems"
BBI Chairman and University Professor Peter Blanck was quoted recently in a Bloomberg News article on “blind workers” and “online hiring systems": "Attitudes about inclusion is the real problem," Blanck said. Jobs-page "accessibility is just a symptom." Blanck is chairman of Syracuse University's Burton Blatt Institute and the author of several books on disabilities laws, including e-quality: The struggle for web accessibility by people with cognitive disabilities.
Blanck also said: "How many employers don't have fully accessible online job application systems? One of every four is a good "rough estimate." He added, "Most Fortune 500 and other large employers have fully functioning job sites, so the problem is usually with smaller employers."