As a business professional, attorney, and brand-new uncle, I live my life to the fullest – along with my guide dog, a black lab named Linus. I have a visual impairment and utilize devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones that contain screen readers to be productive both personally and professionally. Thanks to advances in technology, I am easily able to read printed mail, identify grocery boxes and cans, communicate and play real time games with friends and family, and even participate in a fantasy football league.
Today is the third annual day of action for Texting & Driving … It Can Wait®. And as we have for the past two years on September 19, today we’re calling on everyone to get involved in the movement to end texting while driving, which is involved in more than 200,000 vehicle crashes each year.1
Our shared call to action in past years has focused on raising awareness of the dangers of texting while driving, and encouraging people to make a personal commitment never to text and drive.
The Internet has profoundly changed the ways in which people can come together to bring about change. When individuals incorporate the latest technology and social media with their efforts, the results can offer transformative opportunities for all people – particularly in organizing the community.
Non-profit organizations will award scholarships for nanodegees that will help students get high-demand technical skill
WASHINGTON, DC, September 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Two-hundred students from diverse backgrounds will receive scholarships funded by AT&T and Udacity for an online degree that will help prepare them for careers in the tech industry.
September 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) presented its 2014 highway safety awards to programs focusing on the nation’s most pressing highway safety problems at its Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan. AT&T received the 2014 Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding highway safety accomplishments last year for the It Can Wait movement against texting while driving.
It’s usually very busy. The areas I focus primarily on are renewable/alternative energy and management, oversight of AT&T’s deregulated energy portfolio and adding stability to the process. I help define what costs will be going forward for our energy efficiency projects, so we understand the markets and economics driving them and provide stability to our budget.
Lots of phone calls! I’m always looking for opportunities to amplify AT&T’s key messages, including ways we can help spread our corporate social responsibility and Application-Programming Interface (API) messages. For example, I identify and capture opportunities to work with schools and nonprofits that can work with us to help build applications that integrate our API offerings to solve some of their everyday problems.
In 2010, U.S. drivers used 170 billion gallons of gasoline, enough to drive about 3 trillion miles—the equivalent of about one thousand trips to Pluto. That mobility was unprecedented, but those gas-guzzling miles also meant 1.7 billion metric tons of harmful carbon dioxide were spewed into our atmosphere.
If we are going to achieve the President’s clean energy and climate goals, those numbers are going to have to come down. Our trips to Pluto will need to become more sustainable.
Support Demonstrates AT&T’s Continuing Efforts to Promote STEM Education and Close the Gender Gap in Tech Industry
New York, NY, August 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – AT&T today announced a $1 million contribution to Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. The announcement was made at the graduation ceremony for AT&T’s Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, a rigorous computer science course aimed at educating, inspiring and equipping high school girls with the skills, resources and confidence necessary to pursue opportunities in the technology field.