The People | Planet | Possibilities Blog is a resource for the latest AT&T corporate citizenship and sustainability news and updates.

    Mexican Women, the Web Developers of the Future: The AT&T Foundation and Laboratoria

    09 May 2016 by AT&T

    The AT&T Foundation and Laboratoria unite to grow a new generation of web developers made up of 120 Mexican women from low income households.

    It is expected that women between the ages of 18 and 35 will join the labor force and will raise their expectations regarding profesional development.

    Mexico City, May 3, 2016 – The AT&T Foundation and Laboratoria Coding A.C., a social technology organization, is uniting to create the next generation of women web developers, through an educational program in which 120 young Mexican women will participate.

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    Every Voice Matters

    04 May 2016 by Scott Sapperstein

    Being the best-of-the-best is something we all strive to be. Best parent, best spouse, best sibling, best co-worker. In my own life, I am continuously working hard to be the best at what I do and to improve until I get it just right.

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    Improving Communications for the Hard of Hearing through HD Voice

    18 Apr 2016 by Susan Diegelman

    For people with disabilities, it is rare that there is a single solution that meets everyone’s accessibility needs. Different circumstances and environments often require different solutions and this is certainly true for people who are hard of hearing or experiencing hearing loss. Hearing aids have become smaller, more comfortable and more powerful in recent years. They can make it possible to undertake activities that were previously more challenging – but they also have their limitations. The development of Hearing Aid Compatibility technologies that improve the ability of hearing aids to amplify mobile devices has greatly enhanced the experience for people with hearing loss, but it isn’t always the best solution for everyone.

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    We are all Living in a Connected World

    19 Feb 2016 by Roman Smith

    At AT&T, we use the term “connected world” a lot in our daily work as we communicate internally, as well as externally to our customers. Last week, in a meeting with stakeholders, I opened up the discussion by asking, “What does term ‘connected world’ mean to you?”

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    Inspiring a Woman a World Away - Paula Loyd's Incredible Legacy

    21 Jan 2016 by AT&T

    A woman who lost her life while serving as a Civil-Military Officer with the United Nations in Afghanistan is seeing her legacy being carried out through AT&T’s Peace Through Business program.

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    My Disability is One Part of Who I Am

    28 Oct 2015 by Celeste Carrasco

    Every October during National Disability Employment Awareness Month businesses around the country reflect on and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. For 70 years, the Department of Labor used this time of year to showcase the talents of workers with disabilities and encourage diversity, inclusion and accessibility in the workplace. This year, the Department of Labor is focusing on the theme, “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am.” I am incredibly proud of AT&T’s commitment to the disabled community and to its employees with disabilities, and that commitment is especially meaningful to me because of my own disability.

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    Look At That Face

    13 Oct 2015 by Joan Marsh

    Presidential politics took an odd turn a few weeks ago when one candidate summarized the prospects for Ms. Fiorina's presidential ambitions in four words: "Look at that face." My immediate reaction couldn't for the most part be printed in these pages, but the comment stuck with me. The equally ugly comments last week against ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza, who had the audacity to call a major league baseball game, prompted me to consider both attacks, in all their blunt honesty, at greater length.

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    Marketplace Innovation Through Disability Inclusion

    08 Oct 2015 by Aaron Bangor

    The United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN) has paved the way to help businesses build their disability inclusion efforts in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace. Over the years, we have worked with them to improve and highlight our own efforts. Last week, we were happy to join them for their Annual National Conference in Austin. This year’s conference was especially memorable for us as we were honored to receive USBLN’s Marketplace Innovator of the Year Award for our work on Real-Time Text (RTT).

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    AT&T Makes Global Commitment to LGBT Community

    29 Sep 2015 by Mike Corkerry & Scott Sapperstein

    In 1975, AT&T was one of the first Fortune 500 companies to adopt a non-discrimination policy toward sexual orientation, and in 1998, we were one of the first to adopt domestic partner benefits for LGBT employees.

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    Capturing Pride Season with AT&T’s Live Proud 2015 Campaign

    06 Aug 2015 by Scott Sapperstein

    Another Pride Season is coming to a close. As I look back I’m moved by the momentous year this has been for the LGBT community. SCOTUS brought a historic ruling on marriage equality to the history books by legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the United States.

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