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On October 8-10, AbilityLinks kicked off National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with a virtual job fair.

One of the posters for this year's NDEAM theme

Thank you to the 30 employers and 133 job-seekers who helped make it a success! Job-seekers from 18 states logged on to attend during the three-day event, but if you missed it, you can still check out the 134 new jobs posted.

Participating employers included Acquirent; Acxiom; American Academy of Pediatrics; Americaneagle.com;...


 

“Today, Americans with disabilities are facing disproportionately high rates of unemployment compared to Americans without disabilities,” said Jack Markell, National Governors Association Chair, in his letter from 2012 announcing the initiative “A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities.” The initiative began last year, and this month, the NGA published a follow-up report in the form of a blueprint for companies. The intent of the format was to encourage businesses and government to apply it as a model for inclusive employment...


A new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has “everybody” talking: EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America. With a considerate nod to the subject content, the museum has chosen to make the exhibit accessible online, enabling people with disabilities to view it at their convenience. It’s available in both English and Spanish, broadening the access even more.

On the museum's blog, curator Katherine Ott observes: “People with disabilities have been present throughout American history, but rarely appear in...


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