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Oct. 24, 2017

Distribution Multicultural committee celebrates Disability Awareness Month

DLA Distribution’s Multicultural Committee celebrated the true spirit and the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities with a program held on Wednesday, Oct. 18. This year’s theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.”

Feb. 1, 2017

Transcending the Spoken Word

An increasing number of the DLA population uses American Sign Language to communicate. Now, the agency is providing ways to educate employees in ASL.

Dec. 28, 2016

Agency employees learn to value ‘sound of silence’

Improving communication among the workforce has long been a goal of the Defense Logistics Agency, and employees over the years have asked for instruction in American Sign Language to help them communicate with their deaf and hard-of-hearing coworkers.

Oct. 26, 2016

Advocate for deaf community bridges communication gap

The Equal Employment Offices of the McNamara Headquarters Complex tenant agencies hosted a final event to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness month Oct. 25. Katrina Labouliere, a sign language interpreter, spoke to employees about “Creating a Deaf-Friendly Environment.”

April 27, 2016

Sign language interpreter training focuses on Middle Eastern culture

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Equal Employment, Opportunity and Diversity Office hosted a Federal Interpreter Training Workshop April 8 in Chester, Virginia.