Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Thursday marked the 22nd anniversary of the landmark American with Disabilities Act. The historic legislation guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities. Advocates commemorated the day by hosting a job fair for people of all abilities.
Life hasn’t been easy for Ed Rose, simple things that many of us take for granted, have proved challenging for him. But despite the challenges, Rose is joining people of all abilities to break down barriers and find work in Central New York.
“I’ve been sick for a while and I got better, so now it’s time to move on,” Rose said. "I like to drive, I like to work on motors and I do that in my spare time, so hopefully something comes along and I'll be ready for it."
Agnes McCray is the brains behind the event. She’s worked tirelessly to change the perception of people with disabilities and to create a level playing field in the workplace.
“We’ve always been thought of a population that has needed to be catered to or taken care of and it shows we are employable,” McCray said.
McCray hopes to get people like Rose employed so they can excel not only in their career, but also in life.
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