(New York, NY) — Time Warner Cable today joined with Congress, the Obama Administration, and communities throughout America to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”). “Our mission is to connect people with information, entertainment and each other and give customers control in ways that are simple and easy,” said Fernando Laguarda, Time Warner Cable Vice President, External Affairs & Policy Counselor. “We recognize that, through its people, products and services, our industry can play a large role in fulfilling the promise of the ADA.”
While there is always more that can be done, Time Warner Cable has made disability access and inclusion a priority, with key initiatives to be launched in the coming year. The company provides accommodations to employees with disabilities and emphasizes inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace through its Diversity Council, which has been recognized as an industry leader. The company is also working with advocacy groups such as the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) to ensure that customers with disabilities are able to take full advantage of all the benefits of the broadband and digital communications services it offers.
“In order for America to realize the vision of the ADA, we need leading companies like Time Warner Cable to embrace their obligations under the ADA and recognize that its requirements are good for business,” said Andrew J. Imparato, President and C.E.O. of the American Association of People With Disabilities. “Broadband has the potential to enhance the lives of all people, especially people with disabilities,” said Laguarda. “We look forward to working collaboratively with all stakeholders to fulfill the promise of the ADA in the 21st Century and beyond.”