National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2023

Published on: October 12, 2023

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Advancing Access & Equity, National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and this year’s theme is Advancing Access and Equity. In the words of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, NDEAM “celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices that benefit employers and employees.” According to the Department of Labor, the labor force participation rate for people with disabilities is 24.2%, compared with 68.3% for people without disabilities.

Learn more with books and ebooks from our collection and visit these sites for more information:

Stop by the Library and check out a book from our display on disabilities!

DCTC Library NDEAM book display

If you want to get involved, DCTC’s Educational Access and Disability Resources, Unified Club, and Student Life are celebrating Disability in Action Month by hosting these upcoming events:

WHAT: Progress Through Inclusion: Disabilities and Professional Achievement (Panel Event)
WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 2023 • 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dakota Room w/ Virtual Option

WHAT: Crip Camp Movie Showing
WHEN: Monday, October 30, 2023 • 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Dakota Room

We hope to see you there!

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