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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Get the Skinny on People with Disabilities by Watching TV!


29 Tishrei 5772

I’m nursing a very yukky cold and eager to remain under the covers today. But I want to share this news with you:

Coinciding with National Disability Employment Awareness Month. PBS will soon air a pair of documentaries featuring people with disabilities

Lives Worth Living: October 27th
Deaf Jam: November 3rd

Check out the PBS NDEAM documentary about the decades-long history of America’s Disability Rights Movement. The USA has more than 54 million Americans living with disabilities. The Lives Worth Living presentation will be the first televised history of their efforts for equal rights including access to schools, employment, apartment buildings, and public transportation.

You can get more information about the film and the issues involved at

The Deaf Jam documentary is about a deaf teen exploring Hip Hop music and poetry. Learn more about the show at

Want to learn something about how to finesse job interviews with your disability? Read the relevant section in EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

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