Myriad Mobile recently partnered with nonprofit organization, Specialisterne. Specialisterne USA is driving the nationwide expansion of the proven international job creation and employment concept, Specialisterne (“The Specialists”). They assess, train and employ individuals with autism as consultants in IT and other sectors with technically oriented tasks and jobs, with 80-90% of their employees working at corporate partner sites. Excerpt from article below.
Myriad Mobile, initially an unnamed partner, agreed to use Specialisterne consultants.
Jake Joraanstad, CEO of Myriad, said being able to do in-depth, unbiased quality assurance testing is one of the biggest challenges the company has had as it’s grown.
The four Specialisterne consultants test Myriad’s apps for functionality as well as aesthetics. It’s a highly methodical process; the testers record every button pressed, so the developer can retrace their steps when a bug is found.
“This is taking something that others have looked at as a disability, and taking it and using it as a strength,” said Margie Gray, a Specialisterne employment services manager who works with the team at Myriad.
She said the company helped make it “a seamless transition for people who often don’t deal well with transition.” The four employees attended the company Christmas party last week.
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