“End the Awkward: Focus on the Person, Not the Disability” Campaign Today


From the Office of Human Rights:

“End the Awkward” is a one-day campaign on July 15, 2015 in the District of Columbia that empowers businesses and the public to share information about people with disabilities, and to take a pledge to raise awareness and better understand disability issues. Individuals and businesses who registered for the campaign before July 8 have committed to wearing an “End the Awkward” pin (at right) on July 15 and to learn a few short tips we provide about respectful ways to interact with people with disabilities. When people see the pin and ask how to “end the awkward,” paricipants will simply recite one of the talking points. It’s that easy, and together we will reach thousands of people!

Learn more about the District’s “End the Awkward” campaign and read tips to “end the awkward” here.”