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Disability awareness month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

At Berkeley Lab, promoting accessibility and inclusion for our disabled and neurodiverse team members is always on the agenda. But, the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), is a special time to highlight the experiences of people with disabilities in the workplace, address ongoing challenges, and celebrate the progress that has been made.

To mark this month of awareness, the All Access ERG will be hosting events and creating content aimed at promoting discussion, fostering a mutually supportive community, and connecting employees to many helpful resources that the Lab has on tap.


In honor of NDEAM, take a look at the following resources created by All Access's Inclusive Meetings Initiative:

All Access October Book Club - October 1 - 31, 2021


October “Book Club” to share stories [in various media formats] that center the experiences of individuals in the disability community. Check out our list of articles, podcasts and more.


October 14th, 3 – 4:00 pm - All Access Coffee Break – NDEAM Edition: Accessible Meetings


We’ll have a discussion about Accessible Meetings. Pop into one of our virtual coffee breaks and say hi. ERG members will be there to chat, answer questions, and simply enjoy our coffee or tea with you. All are welcome!

October 15, 12 – 1:00 pm - Virtual Group Crafting for Zoom backgrounds


Join your fellow All Access members for an online “crafternoon” of digital collaging to make an NDEAM or other disability/inclusion-themed Zoom background, so that you can promote these important values in style! Come for the camaraderie, and leave with a piece of art. The hosts will help get you started with links to free image editing tools and Berkeley Lab imagery.


October 19th, 12:00 pm - All Access Coffee Break – NDEAM Edition: Awareness & Allyship


Join our virtual coffee break to say hi and participate in a facilitated discussion about disability allyship and awareness. ERG members will be there to chat, answer questions, and simply enjoy our coffee or tea together. All are welcome!

October 20th, 12 – 1:o0 pm - All Access Coffee Break – NDEAM Edition: Disability Etiquette


Join our virtual coffee break to say hi and participate in a facilitated discussion about Disability Etiquette. ERG members will be there to chat, answer questions, and simply enjoy our coffee or tea together. All are welcome!

October 26th, 2 – 2:30 pm - All Access Coffee Break – NDEAM Edition: What is IDAM?


We’ll have a discussion about Integrated Disability & Absence Management . Pop into one of our virtual coffee breaks and say hi. ERG members will be there to chat, answer questions, and simply enjoy our coffee or tea with you. All are welcome!

Misha Gonzalez & Emalynn Manito

All Access 2020 ERG co-chairs Misha Gonzalez and Emalynn Manito share the benefits of an inclusive workplace and their vision for Berkeley Lab. Full story>>