Did you know that 1 out of 5 Americans has a disability?Many people don’t realize that people with disabilities are America’s largest minority group. Despite this significant presence, there is a lack of regular public dialogue about how to be inclusive of this major segment of our population. As a result, it is all too common for people with disabilities to be overlooked and underrepresented in community activities and in the workplace.
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Bobby Dodd Institute is providing free online disability awareness training at http://www.bobbydodd.org. The Web site provides the answers, tips, and resources to connect businesses to this untapped labor resource and to ultimately make a difference in the underemployment of people with disabilities. The majority of these resources are appropriate for disability awareness in a non-business setting as well.
Please take a few minutes to increase your disability awareness
by visiting www.bobbydodd.org.