Disability: Part of the Equity Equation

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NDEAM 2022 Poster - Disability: Part of the Equity EquationDisability: Part of the Equity Equation
By Taryn M. Williams

Editor’s Note: The following blog is reposted with permission from the U.S. Department of Labor.

A strong workforce is the sum of many parts and perspectives, and this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme, “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation,” celebrates the essential role individuals with disabilities play in the workplace.

Disability is and always has been part of the rich diversity of our nation, and, by extension, our workforce. During NDEAM, we celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities, past and present. We also commit to ensuring all workers, including workers with disabilities, have equal opportunity to gain skills and put them to work in inclusive, supportive workplaces going forward.

This year’s NDEAM theme also honors the significant diversity within the disability community. At the U.S. Department of Labor, we are committed to advancing not only employment for people with disabilities, but also equity in how we do so. We want all people with disabilities, from all backgrounds, to have equal opportunities to work and thrive.

Organizations of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged to participate in NDEAM, and the Office of Disability Employment Policy offers a variety of resources to help. Learn more about the spirit of NDEAM and how you can celebrate in this video:

About the Author
Taryn M. Williams is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.

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