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2020 Observances

National Disability Employment Awareness MonthNational Disability Employment Awareness Month, as defined by the Law Library of Congress, "celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments in the workplace of men and women with disabilities and reaffirms the commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities to all citizens."

For legislation, Presidential Proclamations, and Executive Orders pertaining to this commemoration, visit the Law Library of Congress' National Disability Employment Awareness Month page.


Online Resources

Disability History: An Important Part of America's Heritage

The 1977 Disability Rights Protest That Broke Records and Changed Laws

Disability Etiquette  Prepared by the Job Accommodation Network 

Guideposts for Success  The transition from youth to adulthood is challenging for almost every young person. This is particularly true for young people with disabilities. Yet, it is in those crucial transition-age years that a young person’s future can be determined. The Guideposts can help steer families, institutions, and youth themselves through the transition processes.

Building an Inclusive Workforce A Four-Step Reference Guide to Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Employees with Disabilities

Office of Disability Employment's Americans with Disabilities Act page

ADA Library  Provides links to information from various government agencies regarding the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 and Title I through Title V.

Streaming Videos 

Access is limited to current SJR State students and employees. Use your MySJRstate username and password to sign in.

Disabilities at Work: Successful Job Hunting for People with Disabilities

We’re all differently abled. But for job seekers with diagnosed disabilities, identifying and making visible their strengths, their abilities, is especially important. This three-part series helps people with disabilities gain the confidence, awareness, search tools, and interview strategies necessary to take the job-hunting bull by the horns. From online resources that can pinpoint skills and interests…to organizations and Web sites that can clarify legal questions…to concrete advice on preparing a resume, completing an application, and sitting down face-to-face with a potential employer…this is an up-to-date guide to greater prosperity, empowerment, and productivity. Inspiring case studies and expert interviews are featured throughout. A Cambridge Educational/MotionMasters Coproduction. 3-part series, 23–28 minutes each.

Increasing Access and Opportunity

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Visit Disability & Employment: A Timeline Commemorating 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act to learn more!

Now Streaming - CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion 

Current SJR State students and employees may stream this film for free! Sign in with your MySJRstate username and password if prompted.

CinemAbility coverCinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion is an award-winning and star-studded documentary that takes a thought-provoking and often humorous look at the evolution of disability portrayals in entertainment. From the early days of silent films to present-day, this insightful film goes behind the scenes to interview filmmakers, studio executives, historians, and celebrities as it utilizes vivid clips from Hollywood's most beloved motion pictures and television programs to focus on the powerful impact that media can have on the societal inclusion of people with disabilities.

Run time: 1:37