Jim HommeWyoming Newspapers, Inc.
Friday, October 10, 2003; Page 2

Competition to increase business is a big challenge for everyone. No one can afford to overlook opportunities to attract talented new employees and loyal customers - including the valuable emerging market that includes citizens with disabilities. Join the Business Leadership Network and other businesses, organizations and community leaders on October 16, 2003 and discover how your business can benefit through outreach efforts.

We are privileged to have the renowned Mr. James Homme as keynote speaker for our Awards Breakfast in Bridger Valley and our Awards Luncheon in Evanston. James is recognized for his expertise in the assistive technology area, and someone who can effectively communicate the importance of diversity outreach as a means for achieving business success. Come hear his powerful and provocative presentation. Jim Homme is the Manager of Assistive Technology for Bender Consulting Services, Inc., a company that focuses on providing consulting in technology and creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities. He has been employed by Bender Consulting Services, Inc. for 7 years, and an advocate for the competitive employment of Americans with disabilities. Bender Consulting Services, Inc. has been nationally recognized and has received numerous national awards for furthering the employment of people with disabilities. Jim has consulted in the assistive technology area for prestigious companies such as Compaq, West Group and SAP. He is the first blind person who has been certified in Lotus Notes, is a leading expert in assistive technology, and is one of the world's foremost experts in configuring the leading screen reader package, JAWS for Windows

In 1981, Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He worked until 1987 as a professional musician, traveling within the continental United States. An accomplished public speaker, Jim has received numerous awards from Toastmasters International. He resides in Pittsburgh, PA, is married and has three children.