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Disability Shorts Featured in TABL

October is Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month.  To celebrate, the All Access employee resource group has not only  launched this new web site, but is sponsoring showings of a ground-breaking documentary about the disability rights movement, as well as a series of disability awareness videos. Today at Berkeley Lab (TABL) will feature these videos each Wednesday in October. You can get a sneak peak by watching them right here.

This trailer for the 2016 Paralympics features the talent of 140 athletes, musicians and ordinary people with disabilities and aims to change attitudes about disability. Watch these superhumans respond to misconceptions that they cannot participate in sports, business, music, parenting and more with a resounding, “Yes I Can!”

In this video short, disability awareness author and speaker Gary Karp raises awareness of invisible disability in the workplace. The term invisible disabilities refers to symptoms or impairments that are not always obvious to the onlooker, but can sometimes or always limit daily activities, range from mild challenges to severe limitations and vary from person to person.

This video answers questions about animals that perform a task or tasks for a person with a disability to help overcome limitations resulting from the disability. Other service animal etiquette tips: address the person, not the animal; service animals are working and are not pets; and please do not touch, pet, or feed treats to a service animal without the owner’s permission.

This video short from the Campaign for Disability Employment reminds us to capitalize on the talents of people with disabilities. The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging everyone to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.