|Description:||After having boarded this elevator, the woman pictured in this photograph had pressed the desired button, choosing the eighth floor as her destination. Equipped with a right lower limb prosthesis, she was inside a building located on one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) campuses, where attention to the environmental details implemented in order to accommodate people with disabilities, is given great consideration when designing the organization’s highly-accessible facilities.|
The CDC’s Office of Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity (ODMEEO), fosters an inclusive culture, both nationally and internationally, through equity, opportunity, and respect. The Office’s Disability Program and Reasonable Accommodation Services, is committed to establishing systems, and creating an environment that accommodates, embraces, and assures the inclusion and safety of persons with disabilities employed at CDC, or are visitors to its campuses.
People with disabilities can lead long, healthy lives. CDC works to help people of all different abilities to live their lives to the fullest. Programs include promoting healthy living and preventing complications or other health conditions that are secondary to a person’s disability.