DDS Honors National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022
It's finally here! On October 1, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) began! What are you doing to celebrate? NDEAM, which is held every October, is an appropriate opportunity to educate about disability employment challenges and to recognize the numerous and varied accomplishments of America's workers with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act enshrined the promise of equal opportunity for those who worked hard 31 years ago, and in the years following, Americans with disabilities have achieved amazing heights.
“Being disabled should not mean being disqualified from having access to every aspect of life.”
— Emma Thompson
Only with inclusion and big heart, great heights of success can be achieved. America is diverse country which respects people from all walk of life, here opportunities are provided equally to everyone and this month marks the importance of inclusion to a next level. People who face disability often are left from the right of employment which is a basic right for all of us. Our President, Ebitari Larsen considers this a good time to share her own experience. Being a person of great stature and ambitions she believes any kind of disability whether emotional or physical should not hamper someone's right to get employed.
A workforce that includes people with disabilities is essential for achieving broad-based economic growth across the world. Persons with disabilities can fully contribute to an organization's mission in an accessible workplace with solid accessibility policy. Despite our achievements throughout the years, our job is far from done. Increasing disability inclusion requires all of us, not just employees with disabilities. It is critical to our national security and shared prosperity.