While you might think of October as our step into fall, Halloween, and pumpkins, there’s actually another holiday this month that we want to bring your attention to. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, or NDEAM for short.
This special month celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities, past and present, and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices.
This year’s theme is “Disability: Part of The Equity Equation.” According to the U.S. Department of Labor, this theme is focused on acknowledging the diversity that exists within the disability community.
It’s also an excellent reminder that when companies are considering how to make the workplace more equitable, that disability is a part of the equation.
We’ve covered before that there’s a lot of fear and misconceptions around hiring people with disabilities. But that’s not a reason to avoid making your workplace more inclusive.
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