Celebrating 70 Years!

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a time to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for this year — which marks 70 years since the first observance — is “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am.” Read the Presidential Proclamation.

Advancing Equal Access to Opportunity

Signed into law in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is civil rights legislation that works to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life, including employment. At the U.S. Department of Labor, we are committed to delivering on the promise of the ADA, not only for today’s workers with disabilities, but also future generations. Interactive timeline.

What can you do?

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The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.

The Campaign for Disability Employment is the force behind three powerful PSAs:

“Who I Am” showcases individuals who are not defined by their disabilities.
“Because” pays tribute to the mentors and role models who inspire success for individuals with disabilities.
“I Can” highlights what people with disabilities “can” do at work and the value that they bring.