"Real Work for Real Wages": New Resources Explain Employment First

October 10, 2019

"Nothing about us without us" is at the core of the disability rights movement, and active participation in policy making by people with disabilities is the driving force behind continued advances in inclusion, integration, and equal opportunities for people with disabilities.

However, “policy speak” — including jargon, acronyms, and obscure legal references — can make it very difficult for people to understand information that affects their lives and effectively leave many people out of important policy discussions. This can disproportionately affect people with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and limited English proficiency.

As part of our celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we wanted to share a couple of resources created to overcome that barrier and empower more people to participate in disability employment policy-making:

In case you missed it, ACL’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month webpage can point you to a collection of NDEAM materials and disability employment resources. ACL also will be sharing stories, research, and resources all month long through this listserv, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Last modified on 10/10/2019

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