Cultivating Inclusion: Honoring NIH Champions and Allies of Disability Awards Ceremony
Event Date:Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:00am
- David Rice, People with Disability Portfolio Strategist, The Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Event Host(s):The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Disability Engagement Committee
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is pleased to celebrate October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) as we remain deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our research and workplace.
This year is the second annual awards ceremony to showcase the theme of "Accessibility Matters: Why Accessibility Matters at NIH." This campaign solidifies our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion for all.
NDEAM celebrates America's workers with disabilities both past and present and emphasizes the importance of inclusive policies and practices to ensure that all Americans who want to work can work and have access to services and support to enable them to do so. With continued advances in such support, including accessible technology, it is easier than ever before for America's employers to hire people with disabilities in high-demand jobs.
To further celebrate NDEAM at the NIH, The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion wants to show our deep appreciation for our disability champions and allies, by recognizing them for their work on removing workplace barriers. Join us as we honor those who demonstrate unconditional commitment, compassion, and understanding towards the disability community, as well as those who bring more of themselves into the workplace to make it more inclusive.
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