Baruch College Focuses on Employees With Visual Disabilities

Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, a Long Island, New York, law firm committed to hiring and retaining top talent among people with disabilities, recently lent its support to the Employment and Visual Impairment Conference on Policy and Practice at Baruch College. Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates joined with the New York State Commission for the Blind and Hidden City Café to co-sponsor the seventh annual conference. Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates partner Craig Wolfson again hosted the event as master of ceremonies.

The 2014 conference, held at Baruch College’s Lexington Avenue Campus in New York City, focused on the theme “Your Future Is Now.” Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the policies and practices most relevant to employees with disabilities. In addition, workshops and panels focused on providing assistance to people with visual impairments as they learned to integrate technology into their professional skill sets.

The staff at the SUNY University Eye Center offered vision evaluations at the conference, and participants could choose among sessions dealing with the federal government’s recent Affordable Care Act, a demonstration of innovative assistive technology products, and efforts by New York museums to increase the ability of people with disabilities to interact with art. Business owners could attend a presentation on the multiple benefits to their companies of recruiting and employing men and women with disabilities.

A part of the City University of New York, Baruch College serves a student body of more than 17,000.

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