Thursday, May 5, 2011

White House Disabilities Web Page

Learn about the Obama Administration's priorities and initiatives as they relate to increasing the employment, community integration and independence of Americans with disabilities.

The President and his administration have created three new senior level disability positions and offices:
  • The Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the State Department
  • The Office of Disability Integration and Coordination at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • The Senior Advisor for Accessible Transportation at the Department of Transportation
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Disability Rights Network signed a Memorandum of Agreement to provide a frame of reference for cooperation in the event of a natural, man-made, or technological disaster. FEMA also has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with theNational Council on Independent Living to coordinate public engagement efforts on preparedness, response, and recovery.

Read more here.

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