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