Americans celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October to recognize the creativity, innovation and skills that people with disabilities bring to the workforce. As part of this effort, the Department of State hosted two interactive webchats featuring accessibility experts who discussed strategies for removing barriers to employment. The experts also shared examples of how greater accessibility helps companies and individuals better succeed in the global economy. Eighteen embassies and American Spaces in Africa and Europe hosted viewing groups, including the Martin Luther King Jr. American Center in Accra, Ghana. The programs were a collaboration between the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and the Bureau of International Information Programs.
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