Posts Tagged 'Texas'

A Texas-Style NDEAM

David SpearsDisability Employment Awareness Month has been celebrated in Texas each October since 1999. The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities produces a colorful poster for display in businesses, government offices and schools. The posters are intended to spark a conversation about employment of people with disabilities. Continue reading ‘A Texas-Style NDEAM’

Happy after Harvey

Velta WorleyWe Are Houston Strong
The days of torrential rain and flooding from Harvey are behind us, but the effects may be lingering for many of you, as they have been for me. I didn’t flood; my children’s homes didn’t flood: all of my family and extended family were safe and dry and extremely well fed while we ate comfort food and watched the rain and news reports. Even though we were safe and we weren’t dealing with rising water (well we did keep one eye on the bayou that flows behind our house) and all that comes along with it, I felt sad, even depressed this past week. Continue reading ‘Happy after Harvey’

Deaf-Blindness Awareness Week

David SpearsWe all have important roles to play in building the Texas of tomorrow. Therefore, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim June 25-30, 2017, to be Helen Keller Deaf-Blindness Awareness Week in Texas, and urge the appropriate recognition whereof. In official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this the 6th day of June, 2017. — Office of the Governor Continue reading ‘Deaf-Blindness Awareness Week’

Accessible Microsoft Word

David SpearsThe Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities is proud to host learning modules on making Microsoft Office documents accessible to people with disabilities. Accessible documents are more usable for everyone, not just people with disabilities because they work better across all web browsers, computer systems, and other devices. Continue reading ‘Accessible Microsoft Word’


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