October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. According to the Library of Congress:
"In October, Americans observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month by paying tribute to the accomplishments of the men and women with disabilities whose work helps keep the nation’s economy strong and by reaffirming their commitment to ensure equal opportunity for all citizens."
This year's theme for NDEAM is Advancing Access and Equity. As a part of this year's theme, the U.S. Department of Labor created the following poster. In addition, a video from the U.S. Department of Labor provides an overview of the significance of NDEAM (see below).
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