About the Campaign for Disability Employment
The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort between several disability and business organizations that seek to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace as well as the dividend to be realized by fully including people with disabilities at work. People with disabilities can and do make important contributions to America’s businesses every day. By implementing good workplace practices, like maintaining a flexible and inclusive work environment, businesses can capitalize on the talents of qualified people with disabilities, benefitting everyone.
The Campaign is a collaborative effort between several organizations that are working to raise awareness and change attitudes about disability and employment, including:
- American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD);
- National Business and Disability Council (NBDC);
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
- National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC);
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM);
- Special Olympics (SO); and
- U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN).
The Campaign is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
The What Can You Do? Initiative
Through its national “What can YOU do?” public outreach initiative, the Campaign for Disability Employment reinforces the reality that people with disabilities want to work and that their talents and abilities positively impact businesses both financially and organizationally. Several unique tools characterize the “What can YOU do?” initiative, including the Campaign’s Web site, WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org, which offers users the chance to learn, express their commitment to disability employment efforts and share what they “can do.” The site also features tools and tangible ideas for supporting the Campaign’s goals, such as Discussion Guides, posters, CDE support badges that users can display on their own Web sites and blogs, and ready-to-publish news briefs for publications and social media platforms.
Also featured on the site are video public service announcements (PSAs) that challenge assumptions about people with disabilities and employment. Included in the video library is the Campaign’s new “Because” PSA and the award-winning “I Can” PSA, which has aired on thousands of television, cable, and radio stations nationwide. Visitors can also view the winning videos from the “What can YOU do?” Video Contests, which invited aspiring filmmakers to produce their own videos in support of the Campaign’s goals.
Please join the Campaign for Disability Employment in its mission to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by using the WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org Website to access resources to assist in recruiting, retaining and advancing skilled, qualified employees and by sharing the important message that, “At work, it’s what people CAN do that matters.”