March 2, 2017 4 Comments
How Digital Skills Create Opportunities for People With Disabilities
Technology and innovation create opportunities, and not just for businesses and governments, but for the world.
Today we are experiencing a digital revolution with the power to accelerate global problem solving, enabling people and societies to thrive.
We are bringing that philosophy to life today, by announcing our commitment to expand the Cisco Networking Academy for diverse abilities. Over the past decade, more than 3,000 students with disabilities have benefited from Networking Academy courses, delivered in partnership with organizations helping students with vision, hearing, and selected physical disabilities. We now commit to accelerating the impact of this program and empowering 10,000 students with disabilities within five years, in countries such as Italy, France, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
We live in a world where we can empower anyone to be a global problem solver — to innovate as a technologist, think as an entrepreneur, and act as a social change agent – and more effectively address critical issues like hunger, poverty, climate change, and gender inequality.
It is our job [...]