Today we celebrate the 33-year anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act by bringing you the latest edition of Entrepreneur’s Corner, where Chad welcomes to the virtual studio not one, but two amazing guests, father and son Martin and Zack Alcott.
Dadages Friends and Family may remember Martin Alcott from his recent appearance on Chadding with Dads, where he discussed his family’s experience with disability. Now, Martin returns, this time with (as Chad puts it) another member of the Alcott Braintrust, his son Zack, to discuss their two businesses: Get Skilled Access and The Field.
Get Skilled Access (GSA) is a consulting firm where expert consultants with real-life disability experience work collaboratively to give organizations the confidence to make better inclusive decisions. Ultimately, GSA wants to improve accessibility and inclusion for anyone and everyone.
GSA works with large and small organizations across all industries. They’re purposeful and focused on helping clients achieve their goals. With their holistic approach and professional and disability expertise, they’ll work within a client’s budget to improve accessibility and inclusion across an organization.
The Field is a marketplace platform job site that connects job seekers in the disabled community with organizations that are committed to inclusive hiring and building diverse teams. The Field welcomes job seekers with visible and non-visible disabilities, mental ill-health, neurodiversity, chronic illness, intellectual disability, or any workplace accessibility requirements.
During the conversation, Chad, Martin, and Zack discuss moving away from a medical model of disability and toward a social model, what working with major brands previously in their career taught them, lay out the value propositions of both companies, give insight into trust building within your customer base, and much more.
The conversation was so good that we had to break it up into two parts to fully digest all the value it had to offer. This episode is part one of the conversation and it will be followed by part two next week. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your Dadages content so you don’t miss out!