Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and accessiBe Partner to launch Podcast fostering Positive Connection between Businesses and the Blind Community

Washington, DC – Wednesday, June 26, 2024 – Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) and accessiBe, the market leader in web accessibility solutions, today announced a partnership to launch a collaboration of the “Where Are We Now” and “Spotlight Sessions” podcasts. The joint show aims to foster a deeper understanding between the blind and low-vision communities and the business world.

The collaborative podcast will include discussions with leaders from the disability communities and executives from the business and tech industries, and will explore the latest trends, technologies, and policies that are paving the way for a more inclusive digital landscape and an accessible future for all.

In the first episode, John Kemp, a renowned disability rights advocate, shares his experiences before and after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, emphasizing the significant progress and ongoing challenges in disability rights. The discussion highlights the importance of businesses adopting inclusive practices, not only for compliance but to harness the full potential of diverse talent, ultimately benefiting both society and business profitability.

“We are thrilled to partner with accessiBe on this important initiative,” said Tony Cancelosi, President and CEO of the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. “This podcast will provide a valuable platform to share the stories and experiences of our community, in order to educate businesses on how they can create a more inclusive environment both online and off.”

“At accessiBe, we are committed to breaking down barriers and empowering everyone to participate in the digital world,” said Dekel Skoop, CEO of accessiBe. “We are honored to work side-by-side with the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and contribute our part in these inclusion efforts. This podcast series aligns perfectly with our vision, and we believe it will be a valuable resource.”

About CLB:

Founded in 1900, CLB is the only organization of its kind to provide life-changing skills and services to clients who are blind and visually impaired people of the greater Washington region. Through vision-health screenings, a mobile eye care unit, independent living skills training, community support groups for youth and adults, employment services and job placement, CLB enables consumers to reclaim personal and professional independence by learning to navigate mobility and employment challenges that arise from vision loss. CLB manages multiple federal government contracts.

For more information about CLB, please visit or contact Jocelyn Hunter, Senor Director of Communications, at or 202-454-6422.

About accessiBe:

accessiBe is the market leader in web accessibility, providing an ecosystem of solutions for any business. Trusted by over 200,000 websites, ranging from small businesses to industry leaders, accessiBe streamlines the process of making websites more accessible. Our solutions support businesses, agencies, and non-profits in embracing inclusion and reaching a wider audience while promoting accessibility in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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