On July 26, 2020, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 30. This landmark legislation opened opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in all aspects of society, including employment. This year also marks the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual event to raise awareness that disability is a strength—and companies that provide the right inclusive environment reap powerful benefits. So, how can you get involved?

Watch Highlights from “Building a Future That Works” Hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor 

Building a Future that Works. #NDEAM75

Explore the U.S. Department of Labor’s work to ensure emerging technologies are accessible to all in the workplace by watching highlights from this virtual celebration of the 75th annual NDEAM and the 30th anniversary of ADA.

In this video, thought leaders discuss the crucial role of accessible technology and how we can ensure emerging technologies are accessible to all in the workplace. You’ll also find a showcase of the latest innovations in communications, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and more. 

Coming Soon: New Extended Resources

New extended videos and transcripts from “Building a Future That Works” will be available in the coming weeks. Return to PEAT’s website to watch the full-length interviews and panels from the event.

Return to learn from featured guests, including:

Eugene Scalia

Eugene Scalia
Secretary of Labor

Cathy Hackl

Cathy Hackl
Futurist and Author of The Augmented Workforce

Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf
Internet Guru, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google

Bobby Silverstein

Bobby Silverstein
Disability Policy Expert, Principal at Powers Pyles Sutter and Verville

Martez Mott, Ph.D.

Martez Mott, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
at Microsoft Research

Rory Cooper, Ph.D.

Rory Cooper, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor at
University of Pittsburgh

Haley Moss

Haley Moss 
Attorney, Author, and Law Expert in
Autism and Neurodiversity

Jennifer Sheehy

Moderated by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Jennifer Sheehy, the event features insightful dialogues with thought leaders and a video showcase of the latest innovations in communications, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and more.

Sessions include:

  • Leveraging Technology & Policy – A Panel Discussion
  • Picturing the Future of Work
  • Emerging Tech & The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Get Involved in NDEAM

raised handsThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) offers a range of resources to help employers and other organizations plan NDEAM observances, including not only the official poster, but also sample articles, a press release, proclamation, and social media content.

Join Us on Social Media

Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date about upcoming #NDEAM75 and #ADA30 events and activities.

Listen to the Future of Work podcast

Future of Work PodcastThis podcast partnership between Workology.com and PEAT hosts conversations with a range of stakeholders exploring the ways that work is changing, and the promise and potential of emerging technology for people with disabilities in the workplace.

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