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OrbiTouch Keyless Keyboard to Exhibit at 67th Annual Worker’s Compensation Education Convention August 19-22

ORLANDO, FLORIDA–The team at orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard is excited to announce they will be exhibiting at the 67th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference. The conference will be held at Orlando World Center Marriott from August 19-22.

This annual conference, presented by the Workers’ Compensation Institute, is an industry favorite among insurance companies, insurance adjusters, safety professionals, risk managers, medical professionals, occupational and physical therapists, government employees, judges, and lawyers.

The orbiTouch team is looking forward to exhibiting, as it is a chance to show how orbiTouch helps reduce claims costs and keep employees engaged. By eliminating hand and wrist motion, orbiTouch creates pain-free typing for individuals with hand or upper extremity injuries, carpal tunnel, or arthritis. Employees can use orbiTouch to be productive more quickly after injury and in conjunction with occupational or physical therapy. For more information on how orbiTouch applies to worker’s compensation, please visit our website.

Director of Marketing Elizabeth Rissman will be speaking at the Judiciary College on Tuesday, August 21 at 2:10 PM and 4:10 PM. She will be co-presenting with William Wieland II, Esquire of Eraclides, Johns, Hall, Gelman, Johannessen & Goodman, LLP on the use of social media in workers’compensation litigation.

Join orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard at Booth 634 in the Exhibit Hall. To schedule an appointment, email Elizabeth Rissman at elizabeth@blueorb.com

OrbiTouch salutes our veterans by fighting unemployment

They fought for America. Now we can make America a country worth coming home to through jobs.

“As it says on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., “Freedom is Not Free.”  Our wounded warriors serve as a constant reminder of the real cost of war.  Brave Americans sacrifice their bodies—and sometimes even their lives—so we can live in a free country.  It is the ultimate sacrifice and something we will never be able to fully repay.”

–OrbiTouch blog, May 2011

While celebrations like Veteran’s Day are crucial in expressing our appreciation for those who have served, what we need to do is to continue making America a country worth fighting for. One way to do that is to fight veteran unemployment. Showing appreciation is a start. Helping our heros live a productive and fulfilling life post-Military should be the real end game.

According to The Washington Post, the unemployment rate of post-9/11 veterans hovers around 12.4 percent, higher than the national average of 9.1 percent. To reverse this dismaying situation, President Obama and the Small Business Administration are in the process of establishing a task force to help returning veterans start their own businesses.

In a similar fashion, orbiTouch is partnering with organizations such as Veteran Corps of America to help service disabled veterans become entrepreneurs. This program is anchored in a multi-year grant awarded to Blue Orb, Inc., orbiTouch’s parent company, by National Science Foundation. Blue Orb invites people with special needs to participate in this exciting program. If you or a friend or family member could benefit from this initiative, please contact elizabeth@orbiTouch.com

For most of us, war is an intangible occurrence happening thousands of miles away in countries we will never visit against an enemy we will never meet. But for our veterans, war is incredibly real, the fall out of which they will have to deal with for the rest of their lives.

While we can never fully repay the debt our men and women in the Armed Forces have taken on for our country, what we can do is make military to civilian transition easier by ensuring our soldiers can provide for themselves and their families. Helping veterans lead better lives back home is the ultimate act of patriotism.

Join orbiTouch in saluting our veterans this Friday at the Winter Park Veterans Day Celebration. Organizations such as the Department of Veterans AffairsOrlando VA Medical Center, and Disabled American Veterans will also be in attendence. Hope to see you there!

OrbiTouch to hold event benefitting wounded veterans

ORLANDO, FLORIDA—Blue Orb, Inc., the makers of orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard and Joystix Pro gaming software, announced they will be holding an event to benefit wounded veterans.

This low-key gathering will be held on June 3 from 6 to 9 PM.  The local community is invited to enjoy drinks and 4Rivers Smokehouse Barbeque.

The event, titled Red, White, and Blue Orb, will be held at Swanson’s Ivanhoe Row, located on beautiful Lake Ivanhoe in Downtown Orlando.  Catered barbeque by local favorite 4Rivers Smokehouse will be provided.  So far, 4Rivers’ award winning beef brisket is on the menu, as is pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, and corn.

Says Director of Social Media Elizabeth Rissman, “We invite the community to come out, have a couple of drinks, and eat some good food for a great cause.  We make a great piece of technology that has the potential to help a lot of people, and supporting wounded veterans by providing the technology they need to effectively transition to civilian life after they come home is a huge deal to us.”

Suggested donation to attend the event is $25, and all proceeds will be donated to a wounded veterans organization.  Veterans, however, are welcomed to attend this event for free.