The US Department of Labor announced that “Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the theme for October’s annual observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).
This year is the nation’s 75th observance of NDEAM, which is administered by the Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). The observance culminates with the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
“Ensuring that America’s workplaces continue to include and accommodate people with disabilities will be an important part of our economic rebound,” said US Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia.
“People with disabilities are experienced problem solvers with a proven ability to adapt,” said ODEP Deputy Assistant Secretary Jennifer Sheehy. “Now more than ever, flexibility is important for both workers and employers. National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the ingenuity people with disabilities bring to America’s workplaces.”
Each October, NDEAM celebrates America’s workers with disabilities and reminds employers of the importance of inclusive hiring practices.
To find out how you or your organization can participate in this year’s nationwide NDEAM observance, visit dol.gov/ndeam.