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Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is Disability Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month -
“My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am”

In October, Americans observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month by paying tribute to the accomplishments of the men and women with disabilities whose work helps keep the nation's economy strong and by reaffirming their commitment to ensure equal opportunity for all citizens.

This effort to educate the public about the issues related to disability and employment began in 1945, when Congress enacted Public Law 176, declaring the first week of October each year as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week. In 1962, the word "physically" was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. Some 25 years later, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Library of Congress and National Disaiblity Employment Awareness Month Resources

Disability Awareness Month Events Calendar at FAU

FAU Libraries has resources to help you celebrate
Disability Employment Awareness Month

The theme for 2022 is "Disability: Part of the Equity Equation." Explore the resources for this special recognition at the Department of Labor website.

Celebrate National Disability Independence Day, July 26th, with information and resources in our guide.

Disability Resource Guides

Explore our Disability Resource Guide
for more information on 

  • Adaptive Equipment at FAU Libraries
  • Adaptive Resources at FAU
  • State and Local Resources
  • National Resources

National Disability Independence Day, July 26th,

and Assistive Technology Guide.

Last updated on Nov 17, 2023 10:42 AM