Posts Tagged ‘ disabilities ’

What would you ask President Obama? – This is your Opportunity to be Heard

January 25, 2012
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What would you ask President Obama? – This is your Opportunity to be Heard

Just a quick update for Day in Washington readers.  In the wake of the State of the Union there was some heartburn over a visible lack of presence of a disability discussion (as well as a lack of closed captioning on the web video – I was told)  Now that the State of the...
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ADA Anniversary Links from Around the Web

July 27, 2011
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Please note that inclusion of any specific article or blog post does not necessarily indicate endorsement by Day in Washingtion of any statements or opinions therein. 2011 ADA Address by Kathy Martinez Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy – http://www.dol.gov/dol/media/webcast/20110721-odep/index.htm The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – An “ADA Generation” Perspective” –...
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Celebrating the ADA at Home and Abroad – Special Advisor Judy Heumann, State Department

July 26, 2011
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Article Excerpt from Disability.gov blog post by Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, Department of State Twenty-one years ago, the United States became the first country to adopt national civil rights legislation, unequivocally banning discrimination against people with disabilities in the public and private sectors. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was...
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Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the ADA

July 26, 2011
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Statement by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Today, I join my fellow Americans in celebrating the anniversary of the passage of a great civil rights achievement, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As we look back at the progress we’ve made in the last 21 years, we...
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Americans with Disabilities Act: 21 years later by Senator Tom Harkin

July 26, 2011
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Article excerpt from The Hill’s Congress Blog (link below) Today, we mark the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, landmark bipartisan legislation that has played a huge role in making our country more accessible, in raising the expectations of people with disabilities and their families about what they can...
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Presidential Proclamation – Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act 2011

July 26, 2011
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  From yesterday: THE WHITE HOUSE   Office of the Press Secretary   For Immediate Release July 25, 2011   ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2011   - – - – - – -   BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   A PROCLAMATION   Generations of Americans with...
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White House Disability Conference Call – March 31

March 23, 2011
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White House Disability Conference Call – March 31

Yes, it is that time of the month again.  The White House is putting out their notice for their monthly Disability group conference call.  If you haven’t participated in one yet, this is your chance.  You get to hear directly what is the Administration’s plans for disability and what has been accomplished.  This isn’t...
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Federal Hiring of People with Disabilities? Looking Critically

February 11, 2011
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Federal Hiring of People with Disabilities? Looking Critically

It has been great these last few weeks as more and more guest bloggers are choosing to offer their insights and experience through Day in Washington to  ensure YOU get the best information possible.  These are Washington DC insiders with unique knowledge and expertise and I’m proud to be able to offer this blog...
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