JUDY WOODRUFF: Producing uniforms for our nation's more than one-million-member military is a big job. In Cleveland, Ohio, one company hires people who might otherwise have difficulty finding work. From ideastream, the PBS station in Cleveland, Darrielle Snipes has the story.
DARRIELLE SNIPES: Like the women who vow to fight for our freedom, the employees at Vocational Guidance Services, or VGS, fight their own personal battle each day that comes in the form of a physical or cognitive disability.
BARBARA MOORE, Vocational Guidance Services: I am visually impaired. I was actually legally, I was born legally blind with sight.
DAVID OGLETREE, Vocational Guidance Services: I have mild autism, and I have been having it, some struggles with it growing up.
DARRIELLE SNIPES: Barbara Moore and David Ogletree both work at VGS, a nonprofit that trains those living with disabilities by giving them hands-on experience. VGS is currently producing 3,000 pairs of trousers a month. And these aren't just any pair of pants. They are made for the women who serve in the Army and Marines. In the basement of VGS, the fabric is first cut into panels to make pants. Next, on the second floor, it takes only 40 minutes for employees to transform the panels into trousers. Barbara sews on the buttons, but she also folds and presses the pants. She's worked at VGS for 16 years. And she doesn't let her disability stop her.
BARBARA MOORE: Me personally, I don't have a disability. I have a different way of life. When I first started, of course, I had to have brighter lights. They had to raise the machine or lower the machine. But when you are comfortable with doing it after so long, you can do it in your sleep.
DARRIELLE SNIPES: David inspects the pants, and is as meticulous as if he were in the military.
DAVID OGLETREE: I always believe that it is good to help those who serve the country.
DARRIELLE SNIPES: Sabrina Selinka, general manager of sewing, says they are able to produce high-quality garments by a group some may underestimate, with a lot of time and training.
SABRINA SELINKA, Vocational Guidance Services: It is something that makes all of us proud. Some of them had dreams of wanting to join the military, but they couldn't. So being here gives them that sense of pride of being able to have a contribution to the military.
DARRIELLE SNIPES: Barbara says she loves giving back to the women in the military.
BARBARA MOORE: First of all, I love parades. And my favorite part of the parade is the military. And it's like, for some reason, I just get so excited when the military comes up. And I tell whoever is standing next to me, I say, hey, I helped make their uniforms. And they be like Wow.
DARRIELLE SNIPES: VGS is working on expanding its government contracts to possibly make other garments for the military. That way, it will keep these workers producing quality clothing, as well as potentially hiring more people with disabilities. For PBS NewsHour, I'm Darrielle Snipes in Cleveland.
JUDY WOODRUFF: And three cheers for them.
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朱迪·伍德拉夫：为我们国家100多万名军人生产制服可是浩大的工程。在俄亥俄州的克利夫兰，有一家公司专门雇佣找工作可能有困难的人群 。下面请听我台记者普斯从克利夫兰公共广播公司站点ideastream发回的报道 。
普斯：芭芭拉·摩尔和大卫都是VGS的员工。VGS是一家非盈利公司，专门培训有生活障碍的人，手把手让他们体验培训 。现在，VGS每个月会生产3000条裤子 。这些不是普通的裤子 。这些裤子是为陆军和海军女兵制作的 。在VGS的地下室里，所有布料要先裁剪成一块一块的，然后才能做成裤子 。接下来，二层的员工要在短短40分钟的时间里将这些成块的布料做成裤子 。芭芭拉是负责缝扣子的，但她也会折叠和压平裤子 。她在VGS工作已有16个年头 。她身残志坚 。
芭芭拉·摩尔：我本人是没有身体障碍的。我的生活方式有所不同 。我一开始肯定是要接触亮一些的光源的 。所以他们必须要将机器调得高一些或低一些 。但做了这么久以后就驾轻就熟了，连做梦都做的出来 。
普斯：塞布丽娜是负责缝纫业务的总经理。她表示，他们能生产出高质量的衣服，但负责这件事的群体可能是一些人看不起的 。这个群体花了大量时间，进行了大量培训 。
塞布丽娜，VGS：这件事让我们所有人感到骄傲。一些人有从军的梦想，但他们没能实现这个梦想 。所以，在这里工作让他们有一种自豪感，因为能为军人做贡献 。
芭芭拉·摩尔：首先，我喜欢检阅。检阅里我最喜欢欣赏军人的风姿 。出于某种原因，在军人出现的时候，我总是感到兴奋 。我总会对我身边的人说，嘿，他们的制服里有我的一分汗水 。听者就会很惊讶地赞叹 。
普斯：VGS正着手增加政府合同，为军队多订制一些衣服。这样的话，这些员工就可以一直生产高质量的衣服，同时也能有更多有障碍的人加入进来 。感谢收听普斯从克利夫兰发回的PBS报道 。