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CDE Announcements

Labor Department Releases 2020 NDEAM Theme and Poster

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that “Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the 2020 theme for October’s annual observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year’s NDEAM observation, the nation’s 75th, will be one of the culminating events of DOL’s yearlong observance of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which centers on the same theme. Read the DOL press release or learn more about NDEAM.

 

Labor Department Offers COVID-19 Resources

The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) and its funding entity, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), care about the health and safety of America’s workers, at all times. In response to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, DOL has compiled a list of resources to help. Read the DOL press release and access DOL’s coronavirus web page.

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15 hours ago
On 8/20/96, the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 was passed, creating the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program. #ADA30 #DisabilityEmploymentHistory https://t.co/QwExxZPi34 https://t.co/kr7IU8qPoD CDETweets photo
20 hours ago
2020 marks the 75th observance of #NDEAM & #ADA30. The theme for both milestones is "Increasing Access and Opportunity." An official poster is now available in both English & Spanish. Download or order the poster from @USDOL’s website. https://t.co/aYNCqUbe0M https://t.co/fiusMJ8EoH CDETweets photo
4 days ago
On 2/8/96, the #TelecommunicationsAct was revised to require manufacturers & service providers to ensure that equipment is accessible to & usable by individuals with disabilities. #DisabilityEmploymentHistory #ADA30 https://t.co/QwExxZPi34 https://t.co/UdlIm9ZA89 CDETweets photo
4 days ago
Happy #IndependenceDay from the CDE! Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July. https://t.co/JuHx83zYiT CDETweets photo
4 days ago
On 10/29/92, amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 were passed, emphasizing employment as the primary goal of vocational rehabilitation & mandating presumptive employability. #DisabilityEmploymentHistory #ADA30 https://t.co/QwExxZPi34 https://t.co/VEIU0LTMHw CDETweets photo
5 days ago
Throughout 2020, @USDOL is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a range of events & activities centered on the theme "Increasing Access and Opportunity." Learn more by visiting DOL's #ADA30 webpage. https://t.co/PZ8SkCi8rS https://t.co/qNOAgSn1dX CDETweets photo

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Campaign for Disability Employment

The Campaign for Disability Employment's (CDE) What can YOU do?” (WCYD) initiative is a positive outreach initiative aimed at increasing the employment rate of people with disabilities by challenging common misperceptions. It sends a clear message: people with disabilities want to work and their talents and abilities benefit businesses both financially and organizationally. By implementing good workplace practices, such as maintaining a flexible and inclusive work environment, businesses can capitalize on the talents of qualified people with disabilities. All it takes is recognizing the value they add to the workplace and fostering a work culture welcoming of the talents of all individuals. We encourage organizations of all sizes and in all industries to join our effort. Vist WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org to learn more! Contact - info@WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org
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Campaign for Disability Employment4 weeks ago
CDE Member the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) looks back and ahead in this retrospective on the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The piece includes a video featuring CDE “Who I Am” PSA participant Ron Drach. #ADA30 https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/summer2020/pages/the-ada-at-30-looking-back-and-ahead.aspx
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Campaign for Disability Employment4 weeks ago
Meet Crystal Emery, a documentary filmmaker, author and educator. Chrystal, who uses a wheelchair, is also the founder and CEO of URU The Right To Be, Inc., a nonprofit organization working to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields through education and engagement. #WhatCanYouDoWednesday
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Campaign for Disability Employment4 weeks ago
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups that help foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. Learn why ERGs are an important part of disability inclusion and how your organization can start a disability ERG. #TuesdayTips
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Campaign for Disability Employment4 weeks ago
The Northeast ADA Center has released a new “Small Business at Work Toolkit” that helps small businesses leverage the talents of people with disabilities and understand and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). https://smallbusinessatwork.org/
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Campaign for Disability Employment1 month ago
This quick safety tip for employers from the U.S. Department of Labor provides information about complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (#ADA) during the #COVID19 pandemic. Check out this resource from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws
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U.S. Department of Labor
As COVID-19 changes the way many Americans do business, workers and employers may have questions about how the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act apply right now. Learn about reasonable accommodations, rules concerning medical examinations and inquiries, and more from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at www.EEOC.gov.
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Campaign for Disability Employment1 month ago
Meet Misty Diaz, an adaptive athlete who has spina bifida. Misty, who uses crutches due to her disability, has completed 5k and 10k races, half marathons and extreme obstacle courses including Spartan races. #PhotoFriday Image Description: Misty Diaz standing outside, wearing jeans and a tank top with Smokey Bear on it. She has pink crutches under both arms. https://buff.ly/2Otw6Gx

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