Friday, October 3, 2014

Employment Awareness

Six By ’15 - October 3, 2014

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and related articles are starting to appear. The graphic above is the best thing I have seen so far. It clearly and simply communicates the issue we are dealing with … a huge employment gap for people with disabilities in the United States.

Why the gap? That's a much bigger question, with many answers. But it helps to know the size and shape of the problem before trying to understand and solve it.

By the way, the “Six By ’15” coalition looks pretty interesting. It’s the first I have seen of it, but I like the list of sponsors and endorsements, and the six goals all seem pretty well chosen.

Disability.TV Podcast - Game Of Thrones, Part 2

Disability.TV logo on the left, poster of Bran Stark on the right
On this week’s episode of Disability.TV, Alice Wong and I finish our discussion of disabled characters on "Game Of Thrones" … including Bran Stark, Hodor, Shireen Baratheon, Jaimie Lannister, Maester Aemon, Lysa Arryn, and Varys. You can find Alice’s commentaries on disability issues and popular culture at the Disability Visibility ProjectThe Nerds Of Color, and on Twitter @SFdirewolf. Help support the Disability.TV Podcast by making a Paypal donation, or shopping at the Amazon Affiliate links on the Disability Thinking Blog. You can also leave comments there, or email them to: Plus, take a moment to post an iTunes review or Tweet what you liked about the episode. Subscribe at iTunes or Stitcher.

In case you missed it, here is the first part of our "Game Of Thrones" discussion:

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