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National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

The Governor’s Council on Disability celebrates October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with this virtual display, providing information and resources to raise awareness about the importance of workplace inclusion of people with disabilities.

Please join us by recognizing the importance of the contributions of people with disabilities to the workforce, and learning about disability history and awareness.

2022 NDEAM Theme: Disability: Part of the Equity Equation

The theme for NDEAM 2022, "Disability: Part of the Equity Equation," recognizes the vital role people with disabilities play in making the nation's workforce diverse and inclusive.

The poster is rectangular in shape with a black colored chalkboard background overlaid with mathematical equations. In the center of the poster, on a diagonal, is a black rectangle bordered by small teal, yellow and red rectangles. It features the 2022 NDEAM theme, “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation,” along with an equation composed of several graphics: a circular photo of a woman in a wheelchair working at a computer with colleagues, followed by a plus sign, followed by a square image of a woman who uses crutches viewing a document with a colleague, followed by an equal sign, followed by a light bulb icon. Across the top of the rectangle in small, white letters are the words National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Along the bottom in small white letters is the hashtag “NDEAM” followed by ODEP’s website address, In the lower right corner in white lettering is the DOL seal followed by the words “Office of Disability Employment Policy United States Department of Labor.

Background and History of NDEAM:

Missouri celebrates NDEAM:

Ideas to celebrate NDEAM:

Employment Resources for Missourians with disabilities:

Other Resources:

Public Service Announcement Campaigns:

Please visit this website for downloadable versions of the Campaign for Disability Employment’s television PSAs:

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