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NDEAM 2019 is here! (Recording and Resources)

October 9, 2019

It is that time of year again. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and this year, we have some added events. Unfortunately, some of these events have already occurred but others are still to come. We’ll be updating this post throughout the month so that those who miss any particular event can still be engaged here.


Our keynote speaker, Richie Parker, kicked things off with a presentation on “Driven to Overcome.” If you were unable to attend, be sure to check out the recording below.

The next day, Corbin Kolehmainen and Austin Williams gave a presentation on Cascade Accessibility. If you are someone who works on a website for the university, be sure to check out their slides below.

Then we had a presentation and workshop on Video Accessibility by Michelle Tuten. Her slides and workshop instructions are below.

On the 9th, we had a hiring event in the Watt Center from 10:30am – 12:20pm. Hiring Event details can be found on the Clemson Event calendar. As we update this post, if there is a list of employers or other resources we can provide, we will add them here.

On October 23, we had a presentation by Michelle Tuten on Microsoft Office Accessibility Basics. In this presentation, Michelle primarily covered Word and PowerPoint accessibility, but also touched on Excel and on saving these files to PDF. Here are the Microsoft Office Accessibility event details and the Microsoft Accessibility presentation slides.

Wrapping up the month, on October 28 we will have a “Helping Heroes Panel” discuss upstate resources for military veterans in room 100 of Vickery from 5:30-6:30pm. Here are the Helping Heroes event details.

Last, but not least, throughout the entire month of October, Cooper Library has a display of poems by disabled poets along the stairwell. The display is called “Make No Apologies for Yourself: New Poems by Disabled Poets.” Here are more details on the poetry display, and here are some photographs of the display.



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