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Monday, March 2, 2015

Disability.gov Seeks Participants for Its “No Boundaries” Photo Project

as shared by Disability.gov

No Boundaries. This slide shows four No Boundaries photo participants. Elizabeth, who is blind. Alice, who has spina bifida. Hector, who has autism, bipolar disorder and PTSD. Brendan, who has cerebral palsy and kidney disease.
By the Disability.gov Team
An intern, an energetic five-year-old and a current receptionist at the White House. These individuals, among others, have all been recognized as part of Disability.gov’s “No Boundaries” Photo Project series. Introduced four years ago, the series has profiled 12 individuals with disabilities, capturing the diverse skills, talents and life stories of each. Since then, their photographs (yes, actual people with disabilities, not actors or stock photography) have appeared in several Disability.gov marketing materials, including fact sheets, posters and public service announcements, to name just a few. But more importantly, their stories continue to demonstrate what people with disabilities can accomplish when given the opportunity.
This spring, Disability.gov will launch its third “No Boundaries” Photo Project series by profiling four individuals with disabilities who showcase employment success. Volunteers will be chosen to represent diversity in age, ethnicity and nature of disability. Their photographs and profiles will also depict different inclusive workplace settings – for example, someone with a mobility challenge who uses assistive technology on the job or a young adult beginning his or her career.
The photo shoot will occur during the week of April 13, 2015 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Please note that Disability.gov cannot provide monetary compensation or reimbursement for any travel expenses. Once participants have been selected, the Disability.gov team will confirm a date and time for the session.
If you are interested, please email your full name, phone number, location and a few sentences about why you would like to participate in the “No Boundaries” Photo Project to disability@dol.gov by March 27, 2015. Please include “No Boundaries” in the subject line of your email.

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