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November 1, 2012
Source: U. S. Department of Labor launches "What is Your Connection?" campaign to emphasize disability as a universal link, encourage inclusion in all aspects of life

The website has launched "What is Your Connection?" to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the website. The initiative emphasizes that disability is a natural part of the human experience and focuses on the integral role people with disabilities play in American society. is managed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) 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 is your connection to disability?" Submissions will be accepted through July 31, 2013. More information, including rules and requirements, is available at Launches "What is Your Connection?" website. is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. Through the site, individuals with disabilities, their families, caregivers and others are able to connect to thousands of resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations. New information is added daily across 10 main subject areas: benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, health, housing, technology and transportation.

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