A Commemorative Year
This year marks not only the 75th observance of NDEAM, but also the 30th anniversary of the ADA. Both milestones are being commemorated with a range of events and activities centered on the theme "Increasing Access and Opportunity." An official poster is now available to download or order in both English and Spanish.
- Read the press release
- Read the Presidential Proclamation
- Read the Multi-Agency Task Force on Increasing Employment Opportunities for Americans with Disabilities NDEAM Statement
Plan NDEAM Observances
What can YOU do to celebrate NDEAM? There are lots of ways! To get started, see our 31 Days of NDEAM slideshow or our ideas for:
- educators and youth service professionals
- state governors, legislators and other policymakers
- associations and unions
- disability related organizations
- federal agencies
Get NDEAM Materials
ODEP offers a range of resources to help employers and other organizations plan NDEAM observances, including not only the official poster, but also sample articles, a press release, proclamation, and social media content.
NDEAM 2020 - Building a Future that Works
A U.S. Department of Labor event exploring the crucial role of accessible technology in relation to this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme of “Increasing Access and Opportunity” for people with disabilities, and our efforts to ensure that emerging technologies are accessible to all workers.
The ADA is landmark civil rights legislation that works to increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities across society, including in the workplace. To learn more, visit ODEP's ADA webpage or its Job Accommodation Network (JAN), or learn more about advancements in disability employment since the ADA's passage in our ADA30 timeline.