October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The 2014 NDEAM theme, EXPECT.EMPLOY.EMPOWER. appears in large white letters at the center of the poster on a blue backdrop of a collage of images of people with disabilities in a variety of work settings. On the right side is a large image from the back of a female wheelchair user. On the back of her chair are the words What can YOU do? The words at the bottom on a silver banner include National Disability Employment Awareness Month, DOL’s logo with the words Office of Disability Employment Policy United States Department of Labor and ODEP’s website: www.dol.gov/odep.Welcome to National Disability Employment Awareness Month! We are excited to have a whole month to share stories from around the country about employment and how we can all work to achieve our goal of 6 million people with disabilities participating in the labor force by 2015. This year’s theme is “Expect. Employ. Empower.” Look for stories on this blog and using the #6by15 on social media about how the Six by ’15 campaign and partners around the country are promoting disability employment, especially our new Do This in Your State series, which includes replicable ideas for how to move forward on the goals. Our posts this month will feature the official poster in English and Spanish.

El tema de NDEAM 2014 Esperar, Emplear, Empoderar. aparece en letras grandes blancas en el centro del poster sobre un fondo azulado formado por un collage de imágenes de personas con discapacidades en distintos puestos de trabajo. En el lado derecho, hay una imagen grande de la espalda de una mujer en silla de ruedas. En la parte posterior de la silla están las palabras Y Tú ¿qué eres capaz de hacer?  Las palabras en la parte inferior sobre un fondo de color plateado incluyen Mes de Concienciación Nacional sobre el Empleo de Personas Discapacitadas, el logo del Departamento del Trabajo con las palabras Oficina de Políticas de Empleo para las Personas con Discapacidades, del Departamento del Trabajo de los Estados Unidos y el sitio web: ODEP: www.dol.gov/odep/.

Want to get involved? Check out the Department of Labor’s site about the month and Resource Toolbox