The OKLAHOMA DISABILITY ETIQUETTE HANDBOOK was developed in response to the need to educate employers about ways to relate to people with disabilities in the workplace after the passage of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. It was first published in July of 1991 and was distributed at the Governor’s Conference, IMPLEMENTING THE AMERICAN’S WITH DISABILITIES ACT IN OKLAHOMA, in October 1991. Second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth editions were published in 1993, 1996, 2001, 2003 and 2008.
While the original intent was to educate employers, this publication became very popular with college professors, social service providers in the public and private sectors, and many others. We are indeed proud that it has been a tool for facilitating change in attitudes and behaviors in a variety of settings. In the past seventeen years, the Office of Disability Concerns has distributed more than 75,000 copies.