National Disabilities Employment Month 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that “Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the 2020 theme for October’s annual observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

This year is the nation’s 75th observance of NDEAM, which is administered by the Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). The observance culminates the Department’s commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

“Ensuring that America’s workplaces continue to include and accommodate people with disabilities will be an important part of our economic rebound,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “Looking ahead, the Department will remain focused on the policies that led to a strong economy and record-low unemployment rates for persons with disabilities prior to the pandemic. A vigorous economic rebound and job growth will, alongside the Americans with Disabilities Act, increase access and opportunity for Americans with disabilities.”

Please click here to read the full Press Release



ADA Manager's Training for BCH Oakland

A 90-minute ADA Training for Managers ONLY in BCH Oakland will be offered three times. Please choose only one training date:

  • Tuesday, October 13, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Monday, October 19, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Monday, November 12, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join via Zoom:  

The training will be conducted by Jason Ritchie, HR Business Partner, Leave Management at the BCH Oakland Human Resources.


UCSF Disabilities Resources

UCSF Committee on Disability Inclusion 

To examine the issues affecting individuals with disabilities at UCSF, including:

  • Evaluating policies, programs and procedures
  • Serving as a coordinating and advisory body to increase accessibility and inclusion for this community.

Trainings for staff and faculty who work with students with disabilities

Trainings for faculty who work with students with disabilities

Training for UCSF managers: Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process

Faces of Ability Part II–Mental Health Resilience project, focusing on living with and/or caring for family and friends with mental health challenges. Disability–and specifically mental health challenges–touches and/or will touch many of us at some point in our lives. Our goal is to foster a shift from stigma towards a culture of openly discussing and seeking support and inclusion for those with mental health challenges. It is essential that we continue our work to educate, enlighten and support our UCSF community.

Share your story using the hashtag #UCSFmentalhealth.

Faces of Ability@UCSF Project

In Their Own Words: UCSF Faculty, Staff and Students Reflect on Living and Working with a Disability

By Kate Vidinsky


Faces of Ability II: Mental Health Resilience Panel

Tuesday, October 27 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

Individuals from the UCSF community share their experience with mental health in the new Faces of Ability – Mental Health Resilience project aimed at destigmatizing mental illness. Let’s begin the conversation to normalize to encourage all of us to better care for our mental health. Register in advance for this webinar:

Find out more about the project at and share the event flier

Closed Captions is provided. If you need additional accommodations, contact Timothy Montgomery at [email protected].


Children's and YA Books on Disabilities and Different Abilities

Children's Books










Yound Adult (YA) Books 








ADA Resources