Ep.1 – Challenges & Opportunities in Employment for People w/Disabilities

In the debut episode of Save As: Ability, host David D'Arcangelo celebrates the abilities of people with disabilities. He emphasizes the positive impact of employment and its role in fostering independence. The episode sheds light on the challenges faced by a significant portion of the disabled population who are not part of the labor force. It's an inspiring discussion that highlights the untapped potential within this group and the need to bring them into the workforce.

Legally blind from a young age, David D’Arcangelo, is a passionate leader and advocate for people with disabilities and underserved populations.  He has built successful and meaningful careers in both the public and private sectors.

David’s distinguished career includes serving as a Council Member of the National Council on Disability (NCD), Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB,) Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD,) and being elected three times as City Councilor At-Large.  David is currently the President of Arc Angel Communications a Limited Liability Corporation that is a Certified Disability Owned Business Enterprise.  

As a Presidential appointee, David served NCD, which is an independent federal agency that plays a leading role in crafting disability policy, and advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on disability policies, programs, and practices.  As a Gubernatorial appointee, David served MCB & MOD and led both agencies through extensive modernization and innovations that produced positive results for people with disabilities. 

Website: Disability Employment Solutions

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