November 2011
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Take a Walk in Our Shoes: The Need for Disabilities Awareness Training

Unawareness of how to appropriately interact with people with disabilities is the largest barrier to the successful employment of people with disabilities.

I said, "Come walk down the hall with me!" That is what one person recounted during a disabilities awareness training program where participants shared their experiences interacting with people with disabilities at work. She was horrified that she could have said something so insensitive to her co-worker, who uses a wheelchair. She


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