U.S. Department of State Launches Paralympians #WithoutLimits Social Media Campaign

In the lead up to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. Department of State, in collaboration with the International Paralympic Committee, is launching Paralympians #WithoutLimits, a social media campaign to raise awareness that persons with disabilities can and should be employed on an equal basis with others. With an estimated global unemployment rate of more than 80 percent for people with disabilities, the campaign will feature past, current, and aspiring Paralympians from around the world who are making a positive impact in their professional careers.

Starting on August 1, follow the campaign on the Department of State’s Special Advisor for International Disability Rights’ Facebook account: facebook.com/SAHeumann.

For media updates on the 2016 Paralympic Games, visit: paralympic.org/rio-2016. This link includes the “We’re the Superhumans” video that reinforces the message that Paralympians should be treated on an equal basis with others.

For more information or to participate in the campaign, please contact WithoutLimits@state.gov.

For updates on the U.S. government’s disability rights work, visit 1.usa.gov, or the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor’s Twitter account: @State_DRL.