Tuesdays at Ten

From October 2013 through March 2016, on the first Tuesday of every month, the coalition engaged in an award-winning live Twitter chat with local businesses who have effectively put ability first in the workplace.

In this section, we’ve compiled transcripts from our previous Tuesdays at Ten. We encourage you to review them, learn more from successful employers about the whys and hows, and contact us if you have any questions about putting ability first in your workplace.


  • Manito's Rotisserie & Sandwich Shop Logo

    “If I can work, anyone can. I don’t focus on things people with disabilites can’t do, I focus on the things they can do.”
    Jason Graça, Owner Manito’s Rotisserie & Sandwich Shop

    Manito's Rotisserie & Sandwich Shop
    Apr 07, 2015
  • London Waldorf School logo showing a tree

    “It is my view that each person comes to the world with their own special gifts & something to give. None of us are exempt from challenges, some have to face bigger ones than others.  It’s our duty to be examples to our children of good citizenship, build strong communities & have empathy.”
    Mel Quevillon, Enrolment Coordinator London Waldorf School

    London Waldorf School
    Mar 03, 2015
  • Smith Cheese

    “All of my employees work hard, are very loyal, and we all have a barrier of some sort.”
    Glenda Smith, Owner & Operator Smith Cheese

    Smith Cheese
    Feb 03, 2015
  • Digital Echidna

    “We believe that the most important thing is someone’s talent. Everything else is secondary.”
    Jason Ménard, Content Strategist with Digital Echidna

    Digital Echidna
    Jan 06, 2015
  • London Hydro

    “Be open, educate yourself, see the person and the skills they can bring to your organization. Hiring for ability first will successfully lead our organization into the future.”
    Sandy Plant, Senior Director of Human Resources at London Hydro.

    London Hydro
    Dec 02, 2014