Accessibility Matters

Accessibility Matters

David Rice
National Disability Employment Awareness Month; Accessibility matters because…; #AccesibilityMatters #NIH; Connect with us: @NIH_EDI
  • Event Date: 
    Friday, October 1, 2021 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 5:00pm
  • Event Location: 
    Digital Campaign
  • Event Host(s): 
    The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

This year’s theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Accessibility Now and Always, celebrates the NIH’s commitment to accessibility now and in the future. With the signing of Executive Order 13985, the current administration has made it clear that accessibility is a priority and that everyone is responsible for ensuring the federal government is accessible for People with Disabilities.

The increase of virtual meetings over the past two years has been especially important in demonstrating why accessibility matters and how we can evolve our strategies to make the workplace more accessible. To spread awareness, you can participate in the Accessibility Matters movement by virtually sharing how accessibility has impacted you.

Want to join the campaign? Follow the instructions below:

  1. Print or download the Accessibility Matters campaign flyer.
  2. Explain how accessibility has impacted you (either at the NIH or in other settings).
  3. Post the flyer on social media using the hashtags #AccessibilityMatters #NIH_NDEAM (you may include an image of yourself holding your flyer).
  4. Send your flyer to with the subject line: "Accessibility Flyer—your name, your IC."

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