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National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2023

Advancing Access & EquityOctober is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and we want everyone at Portland Community College to participate. NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and inclusive employment policies and practices. The theme for NDEAM 2023 is “Advancing Access & Equity.”

The Committee for Accessible College Culture, partnering with our ADA Coordinator, ADA/504 Compliance Manager, staff from Accessible Education & Disability Resources (AEDR), Human Resources and student leaders, encourage you to attend the following highlighted events and resources.

Why Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month?

People with disabilities are entrepreneurs, innovators, and community leaders. They perform all levels and types of jobs, in public and private businesses of all sizes. Employees with disabilities often overcome significant barriers. They exemplify desirable qualities, including adaptability and resourcefulness.

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NDEAM 2023 Highlighted Events


NDEAM 2023 Online Resource and Professional Development Highlights

For NDEAM 2023 we are highlighting several important resources available anytime online.


Asynchronous Trainings

These asynchronous trainings are available by logging in to MyCareer@PCC and searching for the following presentation titles using the Search Training link:

  • Understanding Accessible Education
  • OL 305: Accessibility and Universal Design
  • OL 306: Accessible Word Documents
  • OL 307: Accessible Presentation Slides
  • OL 308: Accessible PDFs
  • Supporting Workers with Disabilities by Liz Johnson
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Confronting Ableism among Academics: Creating an Affinity Space for Disabled Staff and Faculty

Review “Confronting Ableism among Academics: Creating an Affinity Space for Disabled Staff and Faculty” a poster presentation by James Albrecht, PCC Accessibility Specialist: