August 18, 2009--Las Vegas, NV. Jeffrey Cohen, President of JWCE, LLC., today announced the formation and launch of a new organization, Disability Marketplace, Inc. (www.disabilitymarketplace.org). In an effort to close some of the existing gaps between government and private industry programs attempting to provide information and assistance for disabled citizens, Mr. Cohen has pulled together a collection of technologies to create a platform that forms the foundation of an online interactive learning, E-commerce and social system.
A visually disabled businessperson due to degenerative blindness from glaucoma, Mr. Cohen has experienced the challenges a disabled person faces on an ongoing basis. “When I lost my reading and navigational vision a decade ago and had to find technologies to help myself function on a day-to-day basis in the workplace and at home, I was shocked and distressed by the relatively limited resources that can actually be tapped into by the disabled. It’s no easy task finding what you need to move on with your life in a positive, contributory way. The Disability Marketplace platform was designed to help the disabled take their present hurdles with greater ease.”
This platform—Disability Marketplace—provides offers a wide-ranging system that can assist people with disabilities, employers, fellow employees and service providers in learning new skills, new relationship techniques--and more. The mission of Disability Marketplace is to empower and enable people with disabilities to be more successful and more independent, and to expand their opportunities for a better lifestyle.
Disability Marketplace will accomplish this mission by providing the following services:
1. To provide education via Online Video training through Learning Management Systems (LMS), in-person seminars and distributed pamphlets, books, audio training materials and other resources;
2. To assist people with disabilities to develop, patent, copyright, produce, manufacture and promote their products;
3. To provide an E-commerce platform that is completely useable by any person with a disability, where they can sell their products and services or find products and services with ease;
4. To provide a central employment area for posting resumes, reviewing job opportunities, assisting with resumes and job placement, and to provide employment support in the way of training and assistance;
5. To assist organizations, corporations, schools, governments and others to comply to US ADA 508 provisions that people with disabilities can better take advantage of their services, products, information, websites and application processes;
6. To provide employers and potential employees with an improved understanding of how best to work together in different environments and workplaces;
7. To provide a complete social network that is usable by all people with disabilities, which links in to the most popular social platforms like Twitter and Facebook, allowing people with disabilities to participate in the world network, while also making available a central location where people with disabilities can find common ground and support, and share personal experiences with others who have similar challenges;
8. To provide financial support in the way of merchant services, lines of credit and purchasing power through strategic partnerships or application assistance, allowing people with disabilities who have poor credit or simply need larger credit resources to expand their opportunities for success; and
9. To provide consulting on all areas of business, including marketing, business formation, legal services, employment issues and more.
Any person interested in participating in Disability Marketplace’s efforts may check out the volunteer section on the website. See www.disabilitymarketplace.org/volunteer.php for more information. Donations may be made to Disability Marketplace.org. by credit card or PayPal at
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