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  • 1. EnvisionXpress CelebratesNational Disability Employment Month
  • 2. a·wareness n.Synonyms:aware, cognizant, conscious, sensible, awake, alert, watchful, vigilant. These adjectives mean mindful or heedful: Awareimplies knowledge gained through ones own perceptions or bymeans of information W R N SA A E E S
  • 3. But, who will be that “means of information”?
  • 4. Are You Aware that… …unemployment among the visually impaired and severely disabled is at 70%? These individuals deserve the opportunity to work!
  • 5. FEW CONSIDER THE MANY OBSTACLES STANDING BETWEEN THE VISUALLYIMPAIRED/SEVERELY DISABLED AND EMPLOYMENT Just a few of these obstacles include… Job Employer Employee Transportation Availability Negativity Negativity
  • 6. JOB AVAILABILITYOne of the largest barriers facing disabled individualsis the lack of appropriate jobs. The absence ofadequate information about available jobs is another
  • 7. TRANSPORTATIONDue to inadequatepublic transportationin some locations,many visuallyimpaired andseverally disabledare not able to reachthe opportunitieswhich are available.
  • 8. EMPLOYER NEGATIVITYAn unawareness of adaptive aids and accommodations, makes hiringvisually impaired and severely disabled a tough hiring decision for manyemployers. The cost of equipping work areas is also sometimes a factor inan employer’s decision. AWARENESS IS THE KEY!
  • 9. EMPLOYEE NEGATIVITYThe fear of being denied employment, proper training, promotions etc. are oftenmajor barriers for a visually impaired or severely disabled individual seekingemployment. Many individuals also fear the loss of benefits.
  • 10. But for those who are fortunate enough toovercome all the barriers of finding anappropriate job….
  • 11. …and even more fortunate to be chosen for that job…
  • 12. …they very often achieve more thantheir employers ever expected.
  • 13. Please Join us as we take you on a tour of the many fun,creative, and educational ways EnvisionXpress and theirstaff help to create this awareness among our customersand in our communities to make these employmentopportunities a reality.
  • 14. Fort Riley was on Top of Things forTheir NDEAM Message and Celebration Fort Riley
  • 15. Fairchild AFB Two Huge Banners Welcomed the Visitors at Fairchild Air Force Base EnvisionXpress Store’s Recent NDEAM Celebration
  • 16. NSA Mid-South’s main marquee, aswell as signs and banners, helpedspread the word about the NDEAMcelebration! 0 NSA Mid-South
  • 17. Fort Riley CelebratedNDEAM 2011 Completewith Cake and Posters Fort Riley
  • 18. Fairchild AFB NDEAM Celebration Offered Shoppers Another Opportunity to Save on Supplies Fairchild AFB
  • 19. Trick or Treating and passing out candy was fun but even our candy delivered a strong message about AbilityOne! NSA Mid-South
  • 20. Buckley The NDEAM Banner was Proudly Displayed on the Front Counter at Buckley AFB. Their Special Event was a Big Hit Among Cake-Lovers!
  • 21. There Was Some Serious Cooking at the Peterson AFB NDEAM Celebration! Peterson AFB
  • 22. Employment is the Icing-on-the-Cakefor Many Visually Impaired Individuals! McConnell
  • 23. EnvisionXpress Employees at Whiteman Air Force Base Pose for a Picture after Making Sure that All is Ready for their NDEAM Event Whiteman AFB
  • 24. It Didn’t Take Long to Finish Off the Cakeand Ice Cream at Grand Forks National Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration Grand Forks
  • 25. Games and Prizes areAlways a Fun Part of Our Day!! NSA Mid-South
  • 26. Banners and Informative Posters Were Used to Educate Customers and Guests about NDEAMNAS Lemoore
  • 27. Grand Forks 2011 Grand Forks AFB Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month Ice Cream and Cake Rounded Out a Fun Celebration at Grand Forks AFB
  • 28. Fort LeavenworthKelly Stanfield, Fort Leavenworth’s visually impaired employee, enjoys a couple of games of Checkers and Connect Four with a blindfolded opponent.
  • 29. It Was One Sweet NDEAM Celebration at Minot AFBMINOT AFB
  • 30. The Chili Cook-off at Lemoore’s NDEAM Celebration is Always a Hit With Employees and Customers!NAS Lemoore
  • 31. Information About NDEAM Was the Centerpiece of an AbilityOne Product Display at Peterson’s Celebration Event!Peterson AFB
  • 32. NSA Mid-South October is a Perfect Time to Have aThemed Celebration for NDEAM
  • 33. Fort Carson NDEAM 2011 Fort Carson’s NDEAMCelebration was a Great Time to Highlight their AbilityOne End Caps.
  • 34. The EnvisionXpress Manager at AFA Explains How EveryAbilityOne Purchase Creates Jobs….7 out of 10 PeopleWho are Blind are NOT EMPLOYED. Air Force Academy
  • 35. McConnell AFB There Was Plenty of Literature Regarding NDEAMand AbilityOne Products at McConnell’s Celebration Event NDEAM 2011
  • 36. Offutt Tony Melvin, Offutt BSC Manager takes a minute to explain the AbilityOne Program to some of his NDEAM guests. NDEAM is always a good time to pick up a few extra supplies.
  • 37. F.E. WARREN F.E. Warren ‘s NDEAM Celebration Featured a Wide Assortment of Treats for Hungry Visitors!
  • 38. Our Fire Department Loves to Eat but they are also Great Supporters of the AbilityOne Program!NSA Mid-South
  • 39. Fairchild AFB Fairchild’s Recent NDEAM Celebration Was Made Complete by a Huge Supply of Cookies and Treats!!
  • 40. Fort Riley’s Visually Impaired Employee Fort Riley Post Reporter Pays Demonstrates the Use of Visual Aids a Visit to Learn More About NDEAM Fort Riley
  • 41. Providing Valuable Information to Their Customers about AbilityOne and NDEAM is an Important Aspect of the Fairchild AFB Celebration! Fairchild AFB
  • 42. A Demonstration of the Many Different Adaptive Aids Available to Facilitate the Visually ImpairedFort Leavenworth
  • 43. ID Mates are Valuable Tools for the Visually Impaired An NAS Lemoore employeedemonstrates to a customer how to properly use the ID Mate NAS Lemoore
  • 44. No Better Way to Celebrate Than With an All-American Hot Dog Cookout!Peterson AFB
  • 45. McConnell’s Visually Impaired Employee, RonWatts, Enjoys Interacting with the Customers at EnvisionXpress McConnell AFB
  • 46. Whiteman AFBThere was fun, food, witches brew and even an unexpectedguest but posters and banners were reminders of whatWhiteman’s NDEAM celebration was all about.
  • 47. What is It Like to Have a Visual Impairment? A customer at NAS Lemoore peeksthrough a card which simulates different visual impairments.NAS Lemoore
  • 48. Gloria Bradler at Fort Carson Eagerly Invites Customers to Take a Look at the Adaptive Aids Available for Visually Impaired Employees. Adaptive Aid Display TableFort Carson
  • 49. There was Plenty of Food for All at theOffutt Air Force Base NDEAM Celebration Offutt AFB
  • 50. Every Purchase Creates Jobs Whiteman AFB
  • 51. A Heaping Serving of Awareness! Ft. Leavenworth
  • 52. Greetings From Peterson AFBPeterson AFB NDEAM 2011