SourceAmerica Signs MOU with WITSA to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities in the Tech Sector

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In an agreement designed to increase awareness and access to employment opportunities for the disability community, SourceAmerica signed a memorandum of understanding with World Information Technology and Services Alliance.

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“This agreement is a critical step in continuing to expand an inclusion economy,” said SourceAmerica President and CEO Steve Soroka. “With WITSA’s incredible reach and commitment to improving accessibility through technology, we’re better positioned to fulfill our shared mission.”

In an agreement designed to increase awareness and access to employment opportunities for the disability community, SourceAmerica signed a memorandum of understanding with World Information Technology and Services Alliance. Together, they intend to demonstrate how inclusion drives innovation.

SourceAmerica is a national leader in creating employment opportunities and choices for people with disabilities. SourceAmerica has engaged its nationwide network of nonprofit organizations to design new operating models for the future of work. Technology is instrumental in creating accessibility and new career opportunities. WITSA is an international consortium of associations from the information and communications technology industry. WITSA’s membership represents 90 percent of the world’s information and communication technology economy.

“This agreement is a critical step in continuing to expand an inclusion economy,” said SourceAmerica President and CEO Steve Soroka. “With WITSA’s incredible reach and commitment to improving accessibility through technology, we’re better positioned to fulfill our shared mission.”

Jim Poisant, secretary general of WITSA, agreed.

“This agreement underscores WITSA’s commitment to its mission of fulfilling the promise of the digital age, in other words, when everyone on earth, regardless of where they live, how much money they have, or the status of their health will benefit from information and communications technologies,” Poisant said.

The MOU paves the way for joint efforts in data collection and dissemination, collaborative events and shared expertise in building a more inclusive economy. For more information, visit http://www.sourceamerica.org.

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About SourceAmerica
Established in 1974, SourceAmerica creates job opportunities for a skilled and dedicated workforce of people with significant disabilities. SourceAmerica is the vital link between the federal government and private sector organizations that procure the products and services provided by this exceptional workforce via a network of more than 700 community-based nonprofits. Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, SourceAmerica provides its nonprofit agency network with business development, contract management, legislative and regulatory assistance, communications and public relations materials, information technology support, engineering and technical assistance, and extensive professional training needed for successful nonprofit management. SourceAmerica is an AbilityOne-authorized enterprise.

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