Oh yeah! It’s October and that means it’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month(NDEAM)!
October is a month to raise awareness of the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities that can be carried on throughout the year!
It’s a month to educate and empower employers and employees about the need for greater numbers of employment in the disability community and accessibility.
NDEAM is a time to recognize:
⭐️ Who has found a seat at the table of employment opportunity
⭐️ Who has yet to find a seat at the table of employment opportunity
⭐️ And to lift up the voices of those who still need to be heard
💡Here are some tips to help guide you all month long!
✅ Launch a disability employee resource group
✅ Implement HR recruiting initiatives for hiring people with disabilities
✅ Hire people with disabilities to be the experts
✅ Expand accessibility/accommodation initiatives in your policies & departments
✅ Offer Microlearning Training on Disabling Ableism for your employees or as part of your onboarding process https://lnkd.in/gcVKNmRz (DM me!) ☺️
🎤 Host a guest speaker series or lunch & learn https://lnkd.in/gvfXManD (DM me!) ☺️
📚 Include a piece of disability literature in your book club – Demystifying Disability by Emily Ladau (very good!)
📺 Watch a documentary – Crip Camp Netflix a raw look at a period of the disability rights movement
❌ Watch a TEDx Talk (a few suggestions):
🔴 Disabling Ableism. The Modern Pathway to Inclusion https://lnkd.in/dPbFuhu9 Mine ☺️
🔴 The pandemic’s influence on accessibility | Meryl Evans, CPACC (deaf)
🔴 Our fight for disability rights — and why we’re not done yet | Judith Heumann
Let’s continue to explore the conversation!
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ID: Alycia speaking on stage at Chico State University wearing all black sitting in her wheelchair front of a screen with photos of her as a waitress in her wheelchair. Photo caption :tips on how to be successful during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.