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How High-Tech Disability Technology is Used in Warfare Instead

The Wagner-O’Day Act was amended in 1971 to include people with significant disabilities, leading to the creation of AbilityOne. This independent federal agency was responsible for overseeing the mandatory supply source for the federal government, which was awarded to qualifying workshops on a noncompetitive basis. AbilityOne has aligned itself with the Department of Defense (DOD), its largest contractor, portraying itself as an “economic citadel” and a “fortress of opportunity.”

AbilityOne and its network of affiliates associate the employment of intellectually and developmentally disabled people, as well as blind individuals, with serving the nation. One such organization, LCI, claims to be the largest employer of blind individuals globally and acquired Tactical Assault Gear (TAG), a tactical assault gear marketplace, in 2010. However, the TAG Instagram page primarily features inaccessible images and propaganda rather than championing the individuals it employs.

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), passed in 1990, strengthened the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (PCEPD). The PCEPD has its roots in a Truman-era resolution calling for the observance of “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1992, an Americans With Disabilities Act Summit brought together leaders from various sectors to discuss disability employment issues. The PCEPD Annual Awards were established to recognize employers that developed outstanding approaches to ADA compliance during this summit. These awards reflect a trend of inclusion that protects corporations that historically benefited from New Deal programs that provided disabled labor.

By Samantha Jones

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