Seattle, Wash. (PRWEB) April 16, 2009
Earth Class Mail, the world's leading provider of Internet-powered postal mail, announces a joint initiative with Bosma Enterprises to help create new jobs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and to collaborate on bringing Earth Class Mail's online mail-delivery service to these individuals.
Earth Class Mail allows recipients to receive, read, and manage their postal mail over the Internet at any time and from anywhere, and it can also be deployed as part of a digital mail-center management solution for government and enterprises. Bosma Enterprises, an Indiana-based nonprofit supplier of products and services to government and industry, provides rehabilitation, skills training, employment, and job-placement assistance to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Bosma's services and products meet the world-recognized ISO 9001 Certified quality standards.
In the first phase of the initiative, Earth Class Mail and Bosma will work together on opportunities to utilize Earth Class Mail's software-as-a-service platform within Bosma's Document Solutions Service Center to support government and corporate mail-center operations as well as full-spectrum document-management services. In the second phase, Bosma's and Earth Class Mail's technical staffs will identify, evaluate and potentially develop adaptations and modifications to Earth Class Mail's technologies that would enable individuals who are blind and visually impaired to use and benefit from online postal mail with the same services and features that are currently available to Earth Class Mail customers.
Bosma Enterprises provides jobs and job opportunities to a segment of the U.S. population that has a national unemployment rate of more than 70%, with a goal of equipping individuals who are blind and visually impaired with assistive technology and tools that allow them to compete equally within the market place.
"All of us at Bosma are extremely excited about our joint venture with Earth Class Mail," said Lou Moneymaker, president and CEO of Bosma Enterprises. "We are looking forward to the opportunity to provide customers with a quality, cost-saving, forward-thinking service while creating upwardly mobile employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired."
"As a company that has a goal of generating 'green' mail-processing and document-management jobs, we're particularly gratified to be working with Bosma in providing these new and meaningful employment opportunities for the visually impaired," said Sarah Carr, chief operating officer of Earth Class Mail. "Likewise, we're very enthusiastic about the potential adaptation of our technology so that it enables the blind to access, manage and receive the contents of their postal mail without assistance."
About Earth Class Mail
Earth Class Mail™ (http://www.earthclassmail.com) offers and licenses a service that lets customers to access and manage their postal mail online, 24x7, with benefits ranging from mobility and convenience or a business presence at a fraction of the cost of an executive suite to cost-savings and productivity. Earth Class Mail's system digitizes envelopes at midstream of the delivery process, presenting two-sided color images of incoming envelopes to customers via email and in customers' secure online accounts. Then, for each new mail item, customers can use Earth Class Mail's patent-pending Recipient Choice™ technology to have the item opened and the contents confidentially scanned for secure online viewing, or to have it shredded, archived, delivered to the right desk, transferred to another person without need of interoffice mail systems, or forward-shipped to another location without delay. For enterprises and government agencies, the system digitizes paper mail at its entry point, injecting it directly into an organization's electronic workflow and saving 75% of typical document lifecycle costs. The company is headquartered in Seattle.
For More Information:
David Widner, Director of Marketing Communications, (206) 905-2414
June Parina, Sparkpr for Earth Class Mail, (415) 321-1872
Paula Santos, SPR Europe, a Sparkpr company for Earth Class Mail, +44 (0) 20 7033 7759