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A collage of images of people with a variety of disabilities representing men and women of diverse backgrounds in various work settings.
Imagen de un collage de personas con distintas discapacidades representadas por hombres y mujeres de distintos orígenes en diferentes escenarios de trabajo.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2009

Expectation + Opportunity = Full Participation

This year's theme for National Disability Employment Month captures the vital role that expectations play in our successes as individuals and as a society. We must ensure that both people with disabilities and their employers expect that they will fully participate in our workplaces.

Such an expectation alone, however, is not enough. They must also have opportunity. People with disabilities need access to a full range of employment choices to maximize their talents.

With both the expectation and opportunity, people with disabilities will become full participants in our economy.

“People with disabilities must be woven into our work culture. Already, we benefit from the incredible array of talent they bring to our workplaces. But we must raise the bar, we must create the inexorable expectation that people with disabilities will contribute in every way to our economic successes. Only by nurturing this expectation and providing people with disabilities with unlimited employment opportunities, can we all benefit from their talents.” –Kathy Martinez

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Download previous NDEAM posters!

2005 NDEAM Poster

2006 NDEAM Poster

2007 NDEAM Poster

2008 NDEAM Poster