The Disability.gov website has launched “What’s Your Connection?” to commemorate the site’s 10th anniversary. The campaign emphasizes that disability is a natural part of the human experience and focuses on the integral role people with disabilities play in American society. Disability.gov is managed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) in collaboration with 21 federal agency partners.
“There are nearly 57 million individuals with disabilities in the United States, and they are all connected to those around them – their family members, co-workers, neighbors and friends,” said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. “By sharing how disability touches us all, we can reinforce and encourage the inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of daily life, in our homes, communities and workplaces.”
People nationwide can participate in the campaign by submitting a captioned photograph or video that answers the question “What’s your connection to disability?”
Submissions will be accepted through July 31, 2013. More information, including rules and requirements, is available at: