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Disability Employment Awareness Events Announced

Crystal Emery

Crystal Emery

NIH will celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month during October. The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host several events throughout the month:

  • Kick-Off on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10, featuring keynote speaker Crystal Emery, founder and CEO of URU The Right to Be, Inc.
    A producer, author and filmmaker known for producing narratives aimed at creating a more equitable society on a variety of platforms, Emery has triumphed over two chronic diseases as a quadriplegic.
  • Reasonable Accommodation Program on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Natcher Conference Center, featuring a guest panel, breakout training sessions on Entellitrak and section 508 and accessibility vendors providing tools and products for accessibility needs.

For more information, contact David Rice at

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