2023 Melwood Ability Awards

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DATE: October 18, 2023
TIME: 8:00AM – 10:00 AM
LOCATION: National Press Club
529 14th St NW,
Washington, DC 20045

Melwood hosted the 2023 Melwood Ability Awards to honor the change-makers who are impacting the representation and inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce, community, and culture. The awards program convened honorees, employers, leaders in the disability inclusion space, Members of Congress, and more.

The 2023 Melwood Ability Awards honorees include:

Impact Award: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for its leadership in directly improving accessibility and opening new spaces for people with disabilities in the federal workforce and beyond.

Pioneer Award: Keivonn Woodard, Emmy-nominated actor in HBO’s hit series The Last of Us, for his work to increase the visibility and inclusion of people with disabilities in popular culture and everyday life.

Advocacy Award: Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Representative Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) for their legacy of consistent leadership on advancing inclusion of people with disabilities through legislative change.

Teamwork Award: Craig and Alex Leen for their combined efforts to promote awareness around inclusion and accessibility.


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