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National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2016

Celebrating Disability Inclusion for More than 70 Years

Reflecting the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “#InclusionWorks.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. The annual theme is announced early to facilitate advance planning of events. The official 2016 NDEAM poster is now available. 

Download the poster:

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Chronicles of Higher Education and The Hill Articles

At the U. of Pittsburgh’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Mary Goldberg and Rory Cooper enlist disabled veterans to do research on assistive technology.  The full story can be read here.

America: Undergoing an Extreme Makeover

By 2050, you won’t even recognize her. But rapid diversification is one of the main drivers of our economic success. In recent decades, waves of immigration as well as financial and social mobility have not only changed the face of America but also ushered in a wealth of fresh perspectives, skills and technologies. Read the Report.

Top Online Resource for College Students

FirstGenerationStudent is one of the top resources for first generation college students online. The website features writers from highly respected groups such as College Board and FinAid, and their popular blog offers insights from university presidents, founders of education non-profits, and first generation students themselves. They also have a "Succeed in College" section.