Observed each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices that benefit employers and employees. ODEP has chosen "Advancing Access and Equity" as its theme for NDEAM 2023.

2023 NDEAM poster and other resources coming soon.


NDEAM 2022: Disability: Part of the Equity Equation


In recognition of the important role people with disabilities play in a diverse and inclusive American workforce, the theme for NDEAM 2022 “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.”

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and ODEP’s Assistant Secretary Taryn Williams welcomed a group of corporate employers and disability advocacy leaders recognized for their innovative approaches to fostering mental health-friendly workplaces. Featured guests included:

  • Frank Giampietro, Chief Well-Being Officer, EY Americas
  • Jon Murphy, Senior EAP Counselor, U.S. Congress, Employee Assistance Professionals Association
  • Katherine Pérez, Inaugural Director, Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy, and Innovation
  • Sohini Stone, Chief Medical Officer for Global Employee Health, Google

The event, titled “NDEAM Employer Chat on Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being,” emphasized the importance of supporting the needs of individuals with mental health conditions in the workplace as the nation experiences a mental health crisis driven, in part, by the pandemic. Panelists shared strategies for promoting best practices for workplace mental health initiatives.

NDEAM Poster 2022


The poster is rectangular in shape with a black colored chalkboard background overlaid with mathematical equations. In the center of the poster, on a diagonal, is a black rectangle bordered by small teal, yellow and red rectangles. It features the 2022 NDEAM theme, “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation,” along with an equation composed of several graphics: a circular photo of a woman in a wheelchair working at a computer with colleagues, followed by a plus sign, followed by a square image of a woman who uses crutches viewing a document with a colleague, followed by an equal sign, followed by a light bulb icon. Across the top of the rectangle in small, white letters are the words National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Along the bottom in small white letters is the hashtag “NDEAM” followed by ODEP’s website address, dol.gov/ODEP. In the lower right corner in white lettering is the DOL seal followed by the words “Office of Disability Employment Policy United States Department of Labor.”

Cartel del Mes Nacional de la Concientización Sobre la Discapacidad en el Empleo (NDEAM) 2022

Descripción del Cartel

El cartel tiene forma rectangular con un fondo de pizarra de color negro superpuesto con ecuaciones matemáticas. En el centro del cartel, en diagonal, hay un rectángulo negro bordeado por pequeños rectángulos de color verde azulado, amarillo y rojo. Presenta el tema del NDEAM 2022, “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation” (“La Discapacidad: Parte de la Ecuación de Equidad”), junto con una ecuación compuesta de varios gráficos: una foto circular de una mujer en silla de ruedas trabajando en una computadora con colegas, seguida de un signo más, seguido de una imagen cuadrada de una mujer que usa muletas viendo un documento con un colega, seguida de un signo igual, seguido de un icono de bombilla. A lo largo de la parte superior del rectángulo, en letras blancas pequeñas, se encuentran las palabras “National Disability Employment Awareness Month” (“Mes Nacional de la Concientización Sobre la Discapacidad en el Empleo”). A lo largo de la parte inferior, en letras blancas pequeñas, está el hashtag “NDEAM” seguido de la dirección del sitio web de ODEP, dol.gov/ODEP. En la esquina inferior derecha, en letras blancas, se encuentra el sello del DOL seguido de las palabras “Office of Disability Employment Policy, United States Department of Labor” (“Oficina de Políticas de Empleo para Discapacitados, Departamento del Trabajo de los Estados Unidos”).

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