NDEAM 2024

During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, or NDEAM, we celebrate the value and talent workers with disabilities add to America’s workplaces and economy. NDEAM takes place annually each October, but its purpose is to confirm our commitment to ensuring disabled workers have access to good jobs, every month of every year. That’s the spirit behind this year’s official theme: “Access to Good Jobs for All.”

ODEP Assistant Secretary Taryn Williams announces the NDEAM theme for 2024.

Read the news release.

2024 NDEAM poster and other resources coming soon.

NDEAM 2023

NDEAM Animated Video

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 the theme for NDEAM 2023. NDEAM en español.

2023 NDEAM Poster

Poster Description

The poster is rectangular in shape with
a white background. The words, “Advancing Access & Equity, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Celebrating 50 years of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973” are placed to the right of a field of red, gray, teal, blue and yellow arrows. Mixed within the arrows are diverse images of people with disabilities in workplace settings. Along the top in small gray letters are the hashtags “NDEAM” and “RehabAct50” followed by the website address, dol.gov/ODEP. In the lower right corner is the DOL seal followed by the words “Office of Disability Employment Policy, United States Department of Labor” as well as the Rehabilitation Act 50 logo.

Poster theme colors:

  • Blue: #1A275B, RGB 26,39,91
  • Cream: #F7ECD9, RGB 253,249,244
  • Gold: #BA8336, RGB 186,131,54
  • Gray: #505053, RGB 80,80,83
  • Red: #D2232A, RGB 210,35,42
  • Turquoise: #AC9AA4, 76,154,164

Plan NDEAM Observances

What can YOU do to celebrate NDEAM? There are lots of ways! Explore the ideas below designed for:

NDEAM Year-Round

NDEAM activities don't have to end in October, YOU have an opportunity to launch year-round activities that highlight the importance of including disability in all of your organization's diversity endeavors.