Held every October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) raises awareness by highlighting disability employment issues and celebrating the many contributions of workers with disabilities.
For NDEAM 2019, Lifeworks will unveil: Work|Life™, a traveling exhibit that raises awareness and challenges perceptions about employment experiences for people with disabilities.
1 in 4 adults in the United States have a disability.
In 2018, 80.9% of people with disabilities were not part of the workforce.
Through photographs, personal accounts, data, and design, Work|Life™ addresses the disproportionate rate of unemployment among people with disabilities by exposing barriers to inclusion and showing the value of a diverse workforce.
The Work|Life™ exhibit opening will take place on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Securian Financial’s national headquarters located in St. Paul and will be onsite for public viewing through Friday, October 4, 2019. The exhibit will then travel to area businesses.