Rehab Medical Celebrates National Disability Awareness Month
For those who struggle with mobility limitations and have to rely on assistive devices to get around, it can be difficult to maintain steady employment. Rising concerns such as accessibility accommodations, disability employment issues, or the lack of disability employment knowledge and policies can contribute to a lot of the difficulties with getting and maintaining employment.
However, during the month of October, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) hosts National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) to educate businesses and organizations across the country about disability employment issues while also celebrating the many contributions Americans with disabilities have made in the workplace. This year’s theme is Advancing Access and Equity.
The Rehab Medical team is eager to support this year’s theme by spreading awareness and showing how we help to advance access and equity. Rehab Medical has been in partnership with the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) since 2020. A non-profit organization who works with federal and state lawmakers to ensure those with disabilities have access to equipment and resources that allow them to live independent lifestyles.
In addition to partnering with NCART, some of Rehab Medical’s team members serve on NCART’s board of directors or advocacy teams.
Since this partnership began, Rehab Medical has been able to redefine some federal policies and procedures. Most recently being, changes to Medicare insurance coverage to include more assistive device features. By helping to change Medicare policies and procedures, Rehab Medical is able to offer a wider range of assistive devices so individuals can access their communities and live more independent lifestyles.
Additionally, Rehab Medical supports Servants at Work (SAWs) another non-profit organization that builds wheelchair-accessible ramps so individuals can get in and out of their homes on their own.