'Raising the Bar' by Artist Eva M. Storey Featured on 2022 Disability Employment Awareness Month Poster

Government and Politics

September 27, 2022

From: Texas Governor Greg Abbott

The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD) is proud to announce the winner of this year's Disability Employment Awareness Month poster competition! The posters are intended to spark conversations on the employment of people with disabilities in businesses and organizations across the Lone Star State.

Ms. Storey and her remarkable art will be showcased at the upcoming 2022 Lex Frieden Employment Awards - HireAbility Employment Forum in Houston.The event will be October 6, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Houston Community College, West Loop College. Tickets are $25.00 and we invite everyone to attend. You may also "participate" virtually. Information and registration options may be accessed at 2022 Lex Frieden Employment Awards - HireAbility Employer Forum. Please register to attend now!

In Ms. Storey's words:

As a small business owner with a rare disability that others may not always physically see, it is both a challenge and a blessing to empower others with similar disabilities who are among the workforce. My day-to-day operations involve servicing communication access and advocacy for those who have a language barrier, predominately the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. People with disabilities must maneuver around many hurdles in society's working system to balance the scales of diversity. Collaboration between companies and organizations to promote "inclusion for all" is vital and fulfilling to our economy.

"Raising the Bar" illustrates an expression of hardworking individuals in the disability community who are proud to be part of the workforce. Members of the disability community who have an auditory disability - Deaf or Hard of Hearing - have always inspired me. The show of hands in "Raising the Bar" reflects the voices of these individuals whether in various forms of Sign Language or other foreign languages, stating, "I am here to be part of your team." Members of the disability community are creative thinkers, motivators, innovators, and problem solvers. By sharing our individual expertise in the workplace, we "Raise the Bar" in service to our communities.

We all share the same sky. We are all one community.

Get Your Poster! There are Limited Quantities!

To request a free copy of this year's poster, connect with GCPD through the contact link below with the subject line "DEAM Poster." Be sure to provide us with a U.S.P.S. mailing address. Posters are available free of charge while supplies last. You can also download and print your own version of the poster at 2022 DEAM Poster after October 16, 2022.