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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

Your Host Danny Pardo
Published: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

 

 

 

October is ‘Disability Employment Awareness Month

 

AFTRA supports the concept that no one with a disability should be limited in his or her desire to work. During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we renew our focus on improving employment opportunities and career pathways that  lead  to good jobs  and sound economic futures for people with disabilities. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the   Americans with Disabilities Act  (ADA), the landmark civil rights legislation that established a foundation of justice and equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities. Progress has been made. However, Americans with disabilities continue to be employed at a rate far below Americans without disabilities.

 

Let us rededicate ourselves to fostering equal access and fair opportunity in our labor force, and to capitalize on the talent, skills, and rich diversity of all our workers.  Let’s all do our part when writing scripts, casting, and hiring crew to look beyond one’s disabilities and focus on one’s
talents.

 

 

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