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This October marks the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), commemorated annually to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. In the United States we have seen great progress: people with disabilities now work in every sector of the economy, programs and institutions exist to provide job training and employment support, and employees with disabilities make up more than 13% of the federal government workforce. Thanks in large part to the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) we've also seen greater attention being paid to disability employment from the disability community, the business community and governments around the world. There is a role for everyone in fighting discrimination and ensuring the full inclusion of people with disabilities in society and in the workplace.

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