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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

2023 NDEAM Events

Every year Clemson University celebrates NDEAM by providing opportunities for the community to engage with and learn from professionals with disabilities as well as other accessibility advocates.

Use the links below to find information about the events planned for NDEAM in 2022. 


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Amanda McLeod
Cooper Library
Room 404B
(864) 656-6374


Welcome to the National Disability Employment Awareness guide. Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This guide contains includes links and information to books, media, journals, and campus and local resources for those who want to learn more about disabilities and employment, accessibility, and more. 

The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945 when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year "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. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.