It’s becoming a little bit easier for people with disabilities to find resources that will help them in their daily lives. From accessible equipment in the home to modified desks at work, possibilities are endless when it comes to doing certain tasks.
While there are a number of organizations within our communities that people can acquire accessibility information, the United States government is working to improve the lives its employees.
Edwards Air Force Base in California hosted an Abilities Expo for the disability community to learn more about the wide array of products and services. Accessible vehicles and tank chairs were among the many items on display. A service animal company also demonstrated how dogs serve as companions for people with PTSD and other disabilities.
It’s exciting to see that employers are being proactive about such issues. I’m hoping this momentum continues and we can ramp up employment for people with disabilities. To see photos and read the story, go to http://www.edwards.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123428209.