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Vol. LVIII, No. 25
December 15, 2006
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‘Ready for the Workforce’
Contributions, Potential of Employees With Disabilities Celebrated

NIH observed National Disability Employment Awareness Month on Oct. 26 with a program sponsored by the NIH Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management. Adopting the theme “Americans with Disabilities: Ready for the Global Workforce,” U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender (ret.) spoke about the unique talents and skills that soldiers returning injured from war can bring to the workforce. A demonstration of accessible office equipment, sponsored by the Department of Defense’s Computerized Accommodation/Electronic Program, followed the program.

At the program are (from l) Dr. Anne E. Sumner of NIDDK; OEODM Director Lawrence Self; retired Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender; Dr. Clare Hastings of the Clinical Center; and Carlton Coleman, NIH Disability Employment Program manager.
Attendees visit an exhibit on Operation War Fighter, which places wounded service men and women in work environments during their recovery.
Adams-Ender chats with a representative from Operation War Fighter.

Clockwise from top:
At the program are (from l) Dr. Anne E. Sumner of NIDDK; OEODM Director Lawrence Self; retired Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender; Dr. Clare Hastings of the Clinical Center; and Carlton Coleman, NIH Disability Employment Program manager.

Attendees visit an exhibit on Operation War Fighter, which places wounded service men and women in work environments during their recovery.

Adams-Ender chats with a representative from Operation War Fighter.

 

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