Employing People With Disabilities

The disability population is considered the largest minority group in the country. Even with such a large population, we are still trying to provide equal access to buildings, programs, and employment.

Throughout the month of October, our nation acknowledges and promotes awareness on employment issues for individuals with disabilities. Businesses, schools and other organizations are encouraged to support disability employment awareness.

My job at the Space and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWAR) hosts diversity days each year where minority groups talk about their heritage and culture. This year, a speaker from the Commission for the Blind shared information and demonstrated assistive technology for people with visual disabilities.

After the presentation, I played in a wheelchair tennis exhibition game with employees from SPAWAR. Several people had the opportunity to learn how to play tennis from a wheelchair. I am glad that employers are taking the time to educate their staff on topics related to disability employment.

About Tuesday Talk With Alex

Born in Charleston, SC, I was injured in a motor vehicle accident when I was nine months old. I acquired a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. I'm now 30 years old and I do not let my disability deter me from acheiving my goals and enjoying life. I will be sharing my experience of living with a spinal cord injury.
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2 Responses to Employing People With Disabilities

  1. Barbara says:

    This would be a GREAT place to mention that handicap parking that is timed or metered is Free of Charge, whether public or private lot in South Carolina.

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  2. Marnette Bowen says:

    Wheelchair Tennis! Your are an amazing guy! Congratulation on all you have accomplished.

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