Helix Opportunity designs, and implements, collaborative, productive, and innovative, workplace strategies that enhance all employee relationships and productivity, in order to drive, not just disability, but all human inclusion. Our inclusive design approach to processes and systems that enable employees from different cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and functional abilities to thrive.

Great organizations strive to build a collaborative, productive, innovative workplace where all employees do their best work. Unfortunately, “diversity” and “accessibility” initiatives often unintentionally stigmatize all people by their differences (especially people with disabilities), resulting in a less effective organization for everyone. Disability inclusion, on the other hand, meets the needs of people from a broader range of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and functional abilities.

Since 2009 Helix OpportunityTM has helped the world’s greatest organizations develop cooperative work environments that enable employees from different cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and functional abilities to thrive and work better together.

Helix Opportunity is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® and the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) to provide recertification credits toward aPHRTM, aPHRiTM, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM.

Apprenticeship Intermediary Program

Helix Opportunity’s Apprenticeship Services strengthen a company’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives by providing a reliable inflow of highly-skilled candidates that have undergone rigorous professional development, and mentorship, based on industry-driven standards.

We deliver apprenticeship education for employers and also provide technical assistance to trade associations, employers, and government agencies to expand the reach of apprenticeships as a pipeline to qualified candidates with disabilities.

Unlike internships, in which individuals work for little or no money and rarely receive formal training, apprenticeships follow an earn-while-you-learn model. They are real jobs with extensive on-the-job and classroom-based learning plus wages that increase as skills are mastered. Apprenticeships are run by employers, employer associations, labor management organizations or intermediaries such as Helix Opportunity.

As an intermediary, Helix Opportunity is a convening force for apprenticeship programs. We aggregate the needs of multiple employers, design the program in collaboration with educators, launch and register the program with the state, and most importantly, support the apprentice through their journey.

Helix Opportunity’s Apprenticeship services specialize in transforming the lives of people with disabilities through employer-partner sponsored education and on-the-job learning. We provide a rigorous education program where our participants can demonstrate their ability to perform highly skilled, highly sought after, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, related jobs to employers before being hired.

High quality learning is essential for optimal performance. We deliver on our promise of skilling up an exceptional workforce by combining traditional classroom education with a practical learning component where apprentices can apply the knowledge and skills they’ve learned in real world environments.

Apprenticeship provides individuals with disabilities, and other disadvantaged groups, seeking an affordable education and livable wage jobs with the structure, motivation, and mentoring necessary to advance in their chosen career pathway. We utilize an immersive approach that includes strict behavioral standards.

Ask us about our registered digital accessibility apprenticeship program or technology-related roles.

We identify and recruit qualified candidates with disabilities, anywhere in the world, based on your requirements. We can initially provide them as contingent labor, Helix Opportunity employees, while they gain the core skills, soft skills, and professional development training needed to fully function, effectively, in your organization, without any additional cost to you.

This provides you with the flexibility to evaluate a candidate’s job performance, and when interested, make an offer of permanent employment. It is an exceptionally efficient and effective way to build a diverse, inclusive, and highly skilled, workforce.

Or you can onboard them directly as your permanent employees, from day 1, while we continue to provide them the same support services that we would under our Recruiting and Staffing Program.

Either way, you are guaranteed to receive the support you need to make a successful hire.

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Digital Accessibility Developer Apprenticeship

BECOME AN EMPLOYER PARTNER and make digital accessibility a part of the digital transformation of your company, organization, or economy, while providing meaningful employment opportunities to local professionals with disabilities. Employer partners benefit from highly trained accessibility professionals with developer qualifications, at a minimal cost. Deliver on your committment to digital accessibility by leveraging real accessibility profes-sionals with disabilities in your Software Development Life Cycle. Please contact Helix Opportunity™ at to learn more about how your organization can participate.

This Digital Accessibility Developer Apprenticeship Program has been reviewed, and approved by the U.S Department of Labor. It is recognized as an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals with disabilities can obtain paid work experience, receive progressive wage increases, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.


The IAAP and Helix Opportunity share a common vision to drive disability inclusion through accessible and inclusive design best practices and to use ICT to transform every aspect of life for individuals with disabilities and foster ICT-enabled social and economic development. The synergies between us are demonstrated by our shared objectives and beliefs in:

1. Organizational Development, to develop resources and programs by which organizations, corporations, and government entities can learn and grow their accessibility strategies to increase overall access and opportunities for persons with disabilities;

2. Individual Professional Development, to develop and implement activities, including a certification program, that enables professionals working in accessibility and those interested in knowing more about accessibility to influence and implement accessibility within any organization;

3. Community Development, to develop a program to make connections amongst the broader accessibility community and beyond to support existing efforts and growing the numbers within the profession.

To this end, the IAAP recognizes that Helix Opportunity’s Digital Accessibility Developer Registered Apprenticeship Program strategically aligns with the mission, objectives, and goals of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, and it’s membership.

As such, we have entered into a strategic collaboration in a unified approach to developing and delivering, vocational education and training, in digital accessibility career fields that lead to meaningful employment opportunities in the digital accessibility industry.

We are working together, through this Digital Accessibility Developer Registered Apprenticeship Program, to create a robust, industry-leading academic ecosystem for professional development in digital accessibility careers that will lead to employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

  • Employer-Partner Benefits
    Accessibility impact at scale
    Accessibility professionals with disabilities
    Contingent labor

  • Apprenticeship Program Highlights
    U.S. Department of Labor Registered, and approved program
    242 hours of classroom training
    International Association of Accessibility Professionals approved curriculum
    California Office of Education approved curriculum
    Certification in Accessibility Core Competencies

  • Locations
    United States and its territories
    Latin America and Caribbean
    Europe Asia-Pacific

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    On Job Training
    Job Coaching
    Other services, as needed

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Highly effective organizations are structured to support every employee’s path to their greatest potential. This means leveraging unique strengths from the broadest backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, functional abilities, and any other differences. Consulting from Helix Opportunity can help your organization achieve harmony at work by transforming your corporate culture with an appreciative, strengths-based mindset that focuses on a bold provocative purpose stretching beyond the status quo. Strategically align and meet the functional needs of all employees by connecting them through this shared and meaningful experience.

Find out why organizations such as Northrop Grumman, McDonald’s, Wells Fargo, and the States of California, Texas, and Nevada trust Helix Opportunity to help all employees grow and thrive.

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We understand the complexity of living and working with disabilities, and the impact that it can have on a person or family’s quality of life, emotions, and overall well-being. Finding and navigating the piecemeal array of support services and resources that are available to help people with disabilities live meaningful lives can be a daunting, and hopeless task, regardless of what country you live in. Helix Opportunity offers Employee Assistance Program services designed to enhance the quality of life of those employees affected by disability either personally or within their immediate household.

Our Employee Assistance Program provides services designed to enhance an employee’s quality of life, along with that of their family members.

  • Healthcare assistance
  • Social Work/Case Management (Individual Education Program [IEP] assistance
  • 504 Plan assistance
  • Vocational Rehabilitation [VR] assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income [SSI] assistance
  • Social Security Disability [SSDI] assistance
  • Family Resources
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Recruiting & Staffing

Helix Opportunity connects the world’s leading corporations with top talent, in a wide array of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, career fields. We specialize in diversity, and inclusion, strategies, and source qualified candidates from anywhere in the world that our clients specify.

The world’s most effective organizations know that recruiting, onboarding, and supporting a highly skilled workforce is essential to success. That workforce must be diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, and functional abilities (disability). A diverse, and inclusive, workforce leads to innovation, disruption, and increased revenue.

Helix Opportunity can help you find and successfully integrate highly qualified individuals from a rich talent pool anywhere on this Earth. Contact us today to begin the journey to a more diverse and capable workforce.

We also provide this service as contingent labor, where we staff qualified candidates at a participating organization while they remain our employees and we cover the responsibility of their employment.

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Disability Staffing in STEM

Global STEM Staffing of qualified Candidates with Disabilities

Our talent outreach pipeline leverages local, regional, national, and international relationships with vocational rehabilitation resources, and other disability service organizations, to deliver talent pools that match the needs of our clients. Our systematic approach guarantees a selection of employment candidates with the knowledge, skills, abilities, strengths, interests, priorities, and concerns relevant to the positions participating organizations seek to fill across the globe.

Every candidate with a disability that we recruit, or staff, receives 12 months of ongoing support services, at no cost to our client. These services can include anything that will help them thrive professionally, and personally, in their new role. These support services can include, but are not limited to:

  • Provision of assistive technology
  • Assessments to determine vocational rehabilitation needs by qualified personnel including, if appropriate, an assessment by personnel skilled in rehabilitation technology
  • Vocational rehabilitation counseling and guidance, including information and support services to assist an individual in exercising informed choices
  • Referral and other services necessary to assist applicants and eligible individuals to secure needed services from other agencies, including other components of the statewide workforce investment system, other government agencies, independent living centers, and local extended employment service providers
  • Physical and mental restoration services
  • Vocational and other training services, including personal and vocational adjustment training, books, tools, and other training materials
  • Transportation expenses provided to enable participation in any vocational rehabilitation service
  • Vehicle Purchase
  • Vehicle modifications and repairs
  • Loan Guarantees
  • Additional expenses for items such as food, shelter, and clothing in excess of that individual’s normal expenses in order to participate in the assessment or receive the service
  • Vocational rehabilitation services to family members, if necessary to enable the applicant or eligible individual to achieve an employment outcome
  • Interpreter services, including sign language and oral interpreter services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and tactile interpreting services for individuals who are deaf-blind provided by qualified personnel
  • Reader services, rehabilitation teaching services, and orientation and mobility services for individuals who are blind
  • Job-related services, including job search and placement assistance, job retention services, follow-up services, and follow-along services
  • Supported employment services
  • Personal assistance services
  • Post-employment services
  • Occupational licenses, tools, and initial stocks and supplies
  • Rehabilitation technology
  • Transition services
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To maximize the innovation, productivity, and efficiency of a diverse workforce, it is important that all employees share an understanding and practical set of skills that lead to effective inclusion. To achieve this goal, Helix Opportunity offers a wide range of training options that include digital accessibility, relationship building, employee relations, and neuropsychological management. Let us teach you how to transform your workplace culture and capitalize on Harmony at Work.

We leverage our work with the Society for Human Resource Management, Human Resource Certification Institute, World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative, International Telecommunication Union, Global Initiative for Inclusive Information Communication Technology, and International Association of Accessibility Professionals to develop. And deliver, industry leading training related to workforce inclusion, digital accessibility, and inclusive design.

All of our training is offered through Helix Opportunity Institute, a division of Helix Opportunity LLC. Please visit our Custom developed, accessible, and inclusive, online learning management system at to create a free account, browse our complimentary offerings, and sign up for paid learning content. is not yet optimized for smartphone visual interfaces.

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Cooperative Understanding

Cooperative Understanding Training provides a powerful boost to any organizational team. Learn a fresh, science-based approach, to inclusion and diversity that your team can put to work immediately. The training can be delivered in person as a 2-Day workshop or on-demand online. It is broken down into six easily digestible courses:

  • Lesson 1: Diversity vs. Inclusion
    Module 1: Diversity
    Module 2: Strategically Aligning Employee Resource Groups
    Module 3: Inclusion
    Module 4: The Harmony of Disruption

  • Lesson 2: Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
    Module 1: The Fundamentals of EQ
    Module 2: EQ Development Techniques
    Module 3: Vulnerability
    Module 4: Mindfulness

  • Lesson 3: Mindfulness vs. Empathy
    Module 1: Unintended Consequences of Empathy
    Module 2: Inappropriate Praise
    Module 3: Genuine Authenticity

  • Lesson 4: Teamwork
    Module 1: Lone Rangers vs. Team Leaders
    Module 2: Role Playing
    Module 3: Assembling Innovative Teams
    Module 4: Harmony at Work
    Module 5: Relationship Building

  • Lesson 5: Strengths-Based Thinking
    Module 1: Conducting an Appreciative Inquiry
    Module 2: Appreciative Inquiry Protocol

  • Lesson 6: Neuropsychological Management Techniques
    Module 1: Biofeedback
    Module 2: Connecting with People, Places, and Things Part 1
    Module 3: Connecting with People, Places, and Things Part 2
    Module 4: Exercise and Holistic Healing
    Module 5: Playing Games, and Priming
    Module 6: Psychological Flow

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Digital Accessibility For HR (Human Resource) Professionals

Helix Opportunity provides digital accessibility training for Human Resource Professionals, so that you can ensure that candidates, and employees, from all different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, knowledge, skills, and functional abilities, can access, and use, the technologies, processes, and services that are vital to their recruitment, retention, advancement, productivity, and well-being.

150 Hours of Instructor-Led Training

Our Digital Accessibility For HR Professionals training consists of 150 hours of intensive, online, instructor-led, content through 4 courses: 1. Disabilities, Challenges, Assistive Technologies; 2. Digital Accessibility Standards, Laws, and Management Strategies; 3. Accessible and Universal Design; and 4. Creating and Managing Accessible Web Content.

Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) Exam Preparation

This program prepares you for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) exam. All Participants in the full Digital Accessibility for HR Professionals Training Program have the option of taking the CPACC exam after completion of this training, for a discounted rate.

12 months Complimentary International Association of Accessibility Professionals Membership

All participants that enroll in the full Digital Accessibility for HR Professionals Training program receive 12 months of complimentary membership in the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, through Helix Opportunity’s organizational membership.

Enrollment Details

Total Cost = $15,000

To participate in this Digital Accessibility for HR Professionals Training Program you must enroll in each of the 4 courses individually by visiting Helix Opportunity Institute’s Organizational Development School of Cooperative Understanding at, or by contacting us directly via email at

Current Training Schedule: The next start date of this training program is Monday February 12, 2024. Classes take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9:AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time thereafter until completion on June 5, 2024.

  • This Program is approved for HR (General) re-certification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ re-certification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).
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  • This Program is valid for 150 recertification credits for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) credentials.
  • This curriculum is U.S. Department of Labor approved based on industry standards.
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  • The California Office of Education approved that this curriculum meets the requirements of Higher Learning at the University level.


  • Digital Accessibility For Human Resource Professionals Curriculum


  • Disabilities, Challenges, Assistive Technologies – 30 Hours

    Lesson 1: Theoretical Models of Disability
    Lesson 2: Disability Demographics and Statistics
    Lesson 3: Categories and Characteristics of Disability and Associated Barriers
    Lesson 4: Assistive Technologies and Adaptive Strategies
    Lesson 5: Disability Etiquette

  • Digital Accessibility Standards, Laws, and Management Strategies – 40 Hours

    Lesson 1: Disability Rights and Accessibility
    Lesson 2: Legal Framework of Digital Accessibility
    Lesson 3: Digital Accessibility Standards
    Lesson 4: Digital Accessibility Lab
    Lesson 4: Management Strategies to Support Digital Accessibility
    Lesson 5: Management Strategies
    Lesson 6: Workflow Management Strategies to Support Digital Accessibility

  • Accessible and Universal Design – 30 Hours

    Lesson 1: Overview of Universal Design
    Lesson 2: Universal Design in the Physical World
    Lesson 3: Universal Design for Learning
    Lesson 4: Universal Design on the Web
    Lesson 5: Course Review

  • Creating and Managing Accessible Web Content – 50 Hours

    Lesson 1: Overview of Web Accessibility Issues
    Lesson 2: Writing Accessible Content
    Lesson 3: Designing Accessible Content
    Lesson 4: Creating accessible multimedia
    Lesson 5: Testing for accessible content
    Lesson 6: Common Sense Design
    Lesson 7: Content Management System Overview
    Lesson 8: How to publish accessible content using a CMS
    Lesson 9: Factors for selecting a CMS
    Lesson 10: CMS lab
    Lesson 11: Aspects of Social Media
    Lesson 12: How to publish accessible content on social media
    Lesson 13: Social media lab

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