National Disability Employment Awareness Month - Transcription

Video opens on State of Oklahoma logo with the Rehabilitation Services and Human Services labeled below.

Narrator speaks while videos of people with disabilities working in various settings are shown.

Narrator: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. And the Oklahoma Departments of Rehabilitation Services and Human Services want to recognize the contributions of people with disabilities as well as employers who are increasing access and opportunities for Oklahomans with disabilities.

Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, speaks into the camera: Thank You, for increasing access for all and opportunities for people with disabilities.

Justin Brown, Cabinet Secretary for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, speaks into the camera: This is Justin Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Human Services. Just wanted to say thank you to all of those employers who employ people with disabilities and a special thank you to those with disabilities who contribute so much to our workforce.

Music plays as pictures and videos of Oklahomans with disabilities are shown on screen.

Tommie Cavener, employed by Bad Brad’s BBQ, is shown sitting on a picnic table outside of the business.

Robert Punneo, employed by D Trent Holman & Associates, is shown smiling and holding paper while at work.

Lisa Wright, employed by Warner Hardware, is shown standing with her employers smiling at the camera.

Renee’ Sites, employed by TSHA, is shown sitting at a desk in her office smiling at the camera.

Melinda Fruendt, sitting in her office, says “thank you” into the camera.

Justin Brown, standing by a window with a view of the Capitol, says “thank you” into the camera.

Renee’ Sites & her employer use American Sign Language to sign “thank you” while standing by the TSHA sign.

Robert Punneo says “thank you” into the camera.

State of Oklahoma logo appears with the Rehabilitation Services and Human Services labeled below.

Music fades and video fades to white.