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SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., U.S. BANCORP AND LANE TRANSIT DISTRICT WIN 1992 EDI AWARDS FOR CORPORATE LEADERSHIP

 SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., U.S. BANCORP AND LANE TRANSIT
 DISTRICT WIN 1992 EDI AWARDS FOR CORPORATE LEADERSHIP
 /ADVANCE/ CHICAGO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, for the first time, the National Easter Seal Society honors American corporations with its EDI (equility/dignity/independence) Award for Corporate Leadership will be presented by Richard Loughlin, president and CEO, Century 21 Real Estate Corp., at the National Easter Seal Society's EDI Awards ceremony at the Hudson Theater, 141 West 44th Street, New York, N.Y., on Sept. 22, 1992.
 The society's EDI Awards have traditionally recognized print and electronic journalists and corporations and their advertising agencies for positive portrayals of people with disabilities and coverage of disability issues.
 The EDI Awards for Corporate Leadership recognizes corporations that have fostered Easter Seals' mission to help people with disabilities attain independence. These companies have gone beyond the provisions of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act to promote the spirit of this landmark civil rights legislation, which was designed to integrate people with disabilities into American society.
 The EDI Award for Corporate Leadership recognizes corporations whose activities and attitudes have made a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Serious consideration was given to companies who have taken actions such as ensuring that facilities are accessible to disabled employees and customers, hiring and promoting people with disabilities, and including disabled people in advertising and marketing programs.
 A panel of judges selected Chicago-based Sears, Roebuck and Co.; U.S. Bancorp, based in Portland, Ore.; and Lane Transit District of Eugene, Ore., to represent the best examples of companies making a commitment to America's 43 million persons with disabilities as employees and consumers.
 Sears, Roebuck and Co. has made it a policy to hire and promote people with disabilities for more than 40 years. Sears was a founding member of The President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities in 1947. Since then it has worked to make all of its workplaces and stores accessible for employees and customers. Sears also has provided support to disability organizations and developed programs to enhance the independence of disabled persons nationwide.
 Founded in 1968, U.S. Bancorp has a reputation for "going the extra mile" for disabled Americans. U.S. Bancorp's corporate mission statement pledges the company's commitment to providing accessible products, services and facilities, employment opportunities, corporate support, event sponsorship and volunteers for special events. U.S. Bancorp is an example of how a commitment to include people with disabilities makes a difference and helps to change attitudes.
 Lane Transit District of Eugene, Ore., adopted a visionary policy to provide fully accessible fixed-route and paratransit services to its customers long before the ADA. Today it is one of the most heavily used public transit systems in the country, with almost 3,500 wheelchair lift riders each month. LTD has made it possible for people with disabilities to become integrated into the communities it serves.
 According to James E. Williams Jr., president and CEO, National Easter Seal Society, "This year's first EDI Award for Corporate Leadership winners have demonstrated support of individuals with disabilities within the corporation through disability awareness training programs, educational efforts or any activities that further attempts to accommodate disabled customers or employees."
 The National Easter Seal Society is a non-profit, community-based health agency whose 160 affiliates serve more than one million people every year through programs that provide rehabilitation and preventive care services, computer-assisted and other technologies, camping, recreation, public education and advocacy.
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