Hokies and community invited to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month


From: Office for Equity and Accessibility

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This national campaign is sponsored by the Department of Labor to raise awareness about disability employment issues.

To support the Department of Labor’s efforts, Virginia Tech’s ADA and Accessibility Services, part of the Office for Equity and Accessibility, hosts a free event every October to highlight the university's commitment to build and maintain a culture of inclusion and diversity. All Hokies and members of the community are invited to participate to learn about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

The event will be held on Oct. 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena, located at 500 Plantation Road, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060. At this year’s event, guests from Saint Francis Service Dogs and Equilibrium Equine Assisted Therapies, an organization specializing in equine therapy, will provide live demonstrations.  

Please register for the event by Oct. 12. Seating is limited.

Individuals with a disability who desire an accommodation for this event should contact Mike Kutnak at kutnak@vt.edu or 540-231-2010 by 5 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2018.