January 15, 2015
The National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center today announced that it has retained a leading disability advisor as its disability-training consultant. Gary Karp, President & Founder of Modern Disability, will provide specialized trainings to employers on an array of issues on disability in the workplace.
NBDC offers customized training, workshops and seminars that build upon the knowledge and programs that are currently operational in many companies. A variety of materials to supplement all of NBDC’s programs, including off-the-shelf packages, videos, and manuals/publications to ensure that all levels of staff are well trained, are available.
“We’re excited to add Gary’s expertise and unique perspective to our team,” said Brandon M. Macsata, NBDC General Consultant. “NBDC has long been recognized as a leading resource for businesses committed to hiring people with disabilities for their skills and talent, and Gary’s philosophy is in keeping with those ideals.”
Ever anxious to reach beyond the disability community to impact prevailing social beliefs about disability, Karp has set his sights on the workplace. With his background in business and communication, he has found a unique formula for discussing disability in new, fresh terms that are relevant to business goals.
“This isn’t about ‘Hiring the Handicapped’ anymore, as if it is some charitable obligation for the unfortunate,” summarized Gary Karp. “This is a conversation about the exploding capacity of an emerging population of fully qualified, real people living real lives. It’s a conversation about good business.”