Entries in Disability Employment Awareness (2)


White House Receptionist Breaks Disability Barriers 

Leah Katz-Hernandez, Connecticut native, has recently taken on the role of the receptionist of the United States. Born deaf, Leah has faced many challenges but overcoming work place disability barriers has not been one of them. Directly outside the Oval office, Leah greets anyone coming to meet President Barack Obama, and handles the official guest book. Leah is accompanied with a sign-language interpreter for assistance in daily tasks such as answering the telephone.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity and also to show that deaf people can do anything,” - Katz-Hernandez

Read more here from Disability Scoop


September is Disability Employment Awareness Month

September is British Columbia's Disability Employment Awareness month! In efforts to make our province the most progressive place for people with disablities in Canada by the year 2024, the government declared September to be Disability Employment Awareness month.

Here is a "Did You Know?" fact from Back in Motion:


"Businesses experience less turnover when they invest in a person with disabilities as they typically have higher rates for retention and are five times more likely to stay on the job than people who do not have a disability.”

- See more at: Back in Motion!