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South Carolina disability advocate to give keynote address for National Disability Employment Awareness Month



To celebrate the end of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the University’s Accessibility Commission and Office of Access and Equity will present a keynote speech by Kimberly Tissot, CEO of Able SC, which seeks to make South Carolina a national model of equity and inclusion for all people with disabilities. 

Kimberly Tissot

Tissot’s talk will be at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, in the Phyfer Auditorium in the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business. The keynote will also be available via Zoom.

Tissot’s road to disability rights began after she had her leg amputated from a rare childhood cancer. She believes in the value of individualized and community-based empowerment for people to recognize their full potential. She plays many roles, including developing new disability rights leaders, advocating for disability rights legislation and advancing disability employment and awareness.

To view or attend the keynote address, register here.

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.