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National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Events

Join Clemson's Accessibility Commision in our celebration of NDEAM, National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

"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. [...]

"NDEAM's roots go 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." Upon its establishment in 2001, ODEP assumed responsibility for NDEAM and has worked to expand its reach and scope ever since." - Office of Disability Employment Policy

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.

Event Hashtags

  • #NDEAMCU2023
  • #IncreasingAccessandOpportunity

Key Links

[Registration links will be in the event descriptions.]

NDEAM 2023 Events

We have an exciting line-up of eight events coming to NDEAM 2023!

While some events may provide in-person attendance options, all events will also be available through Zoom.

September 14, 1:00-2:00, Captioning and Accessibility Basics in Kaltura and Zoom (click to register)


  • Gray Jackson, Sr. Learning Technology Specialist
  • James Butler, Digital Learning Strategist

October, Advancing Access & Equity NDEAM Book Display

For the full month of October, check out the library's collection of physical and digital books by persons with disabilities and about disability related topics.

October 4, 11:00-12:00, Spectrum/CCIT Internship Program
A Work in Progress (click to register)

Speaker: Tom Beeson, Spectrum Coordinator

October 5, 12:30-1:30, Introduction to InDesign Accessibility (click to register)

Speaker: Michelle Tuten, Accessibility Coordinator

October 10, 10:30-11:30, Access and Innovation for Class Participation (click to register)

Speaker: Clare Mullaney, Assistant Professor in Disability Rhetorics

October 12, 12:00-1:00, Moving Beyond Compliance in the Implementation of ADA (click to register)

Speaker: Billy Edwards, Dir. Center of Behavior Analysis

October 19, 2:00-3:00, Keeping OURClemson Accessible: A Deep Dive into Email Accessibility (click to register)


  • Dan Lewis, Digital Accessibility Director
  • Ryan Real, Assistant Director of Institution and Operations Communications

October 24, 2:00-3:00, The Tropes Trap: (Mis)Representations of Disability in Media (click to register)

Speaker: Margaret Camp, Director of Student Accessibility Services

October 25, 1:00-2:00, Expanding Accessibility Awareness for Faculty (click to register)

Speaker: Sharyn Emery, Digital Learning Manager

October 26, 4:00, KEYNOTE: Providing Accessibility Through Collaboration (click to register)

Speaker: Carrie E. Snyder, DSW, MSW

Request Accommodations

All speaker sessions will be captioned. If you have additional accommodation needs, please contact Priscilla Harrison ( prior to the start of events you wish to attend. To ensure that we have enough time to implement accommodations, we ask that you reach out at least a week before the event is scheduled to begin.