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Episode 122: Ensuring Equity in Employment: A Celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Wednesday – October 4, 2023


Wally Tablit

Wally Tablit
Senior Director of Policy and Workforce Development with RespectAbility * Equity Diversity, and Inclusion Officer of the APSE National Board * National Trainer, Consultant, and Speaker


Each October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The 2023 NDEAM theme of “Advancing Access and Equity” recognizes the important role that people with disabilities play in a diverse inclusive  accessible and equitable workforce.

As Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Taryn M. Williams, remarked, “A strong workforce is the sum of many parts, and disability has always been a key part of the equation. People with disabilities make up a wonderfully multifaceted group. By recognizing the full complexion of our community, we can ensure our efforts to achieve disability inclusion are, in fact, truly inclusive.”

To celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), our guest for this ADA Live! episode is Wally Tablit, Senior Director of Policy and Workplace Development at RespectAbility. Mr. Tablit will showcase insightful supportive, inclusive, and equitable employment policies and practices, and the vital contributions of workers with disabilities.


NOTE: This Episode 122 is a rebroadcast of Episode 110

Audio: Soundcloud Episode 110: Ensuring Equity in Employment: A Celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)



Featured Organization

RespectAbility is a diverse, disability-led nonprofit that works to create systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities, and that advances policies and practices that empower people with disabilities to have a better future. Our mission is to fight stigmas and advance opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community.

RespectAbility knows that most people with disabilities can and want to fully participate in – and contribute to – all aspects of society. RespectAbility shifts narratives and creates progress by centering people with lived disability experience in leadership roles, ensuring authentic representation in entertainment and news media, advancing successful public policy, and pushing for faith-based and other inclusion.