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Leading Disability Organizations Launch National Campaign for Disability Employment
Date:9/18/2009

s. Other sections feature grassroots tools and tangible ideas for supporting the Campaign's goals, as well as a library of public service announcements (PSAs) that challenge assumptions about people with disabilities and employment. Included in the video library is the Campaign's flagship "I Can" PSA, intended for nationwide television broadcast, and the winners of the What Can YOU Do? video contest, which invited aspiring filmmakers to produce their own videos in support of the Campaign's goals.

At yesterday's conference, Mr. Hall, who chairs a national committee that promotes equal employment opportunities for artists and professionals with disabilities in the entertainment and media industries, launched the What Can YOU Do? effort on behalf of the Campaign's members by screening the "I Can" PSA for a wide audience of business and community leaders. He also called upon the employers present to support the Campaign by committing to maintaining a flexible and inclusive workplace and encouraging other business leaders to do the same.

"The Campaign is about raising expectations and changing perceptions of people with disabilities," said Kathleen Martinez, assistant secretary for the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor. "The employment outlook for people with disabilities will only improve when we have the opportunity to show the contribution we can make."

About the Campaign for Disability Employment

The Campaign for Disability Employment seeks to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers, and others, to recognize the value and talent that people with disabilities bring to the workplace, as well as the dividend to be realized by fully including people with disabilities at work. The Campaign is a collaborative effort between the American Association of People with Di
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