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Your unique insight offers a critical perspective that could help NSA solve the Nation's most pressing challenges.

Diversity is a collection of different perspectives. It's the intelligence that grows from your religion and race, your traditions and social sensibilities, ethnicity, sexual orientation, family structure, upbringing, and more. Combining it all, your unique insight offers a critical perspective that could help NSA solve the Nation's most pressing challenges.

Special Emphasis Programs

To ensure that NSA continues to recruit, hire, and develop a diverse workforce, we have designed a number of special emphasis programs that celebrate who we are. These programs consist of training events, speakers, demonstrations, special menu items in our cafeterias, displays, panel discussions, and much more.

Special Emphasis Programs are currently in place and are executed with the help of the following Employee Resources Groups (ERGs):
  • African American
  • American Indian/Alaska Native
  • American Veteran
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Islamic Cultural
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Allies
  • People with Disabilities
  • Women

Assistive Technologies

NSA also strives to provide a productive work environment for all employees, including those with special needs. Our Disability Affairs Office supports NSA employees by providing the following assistive technologies:

  • Alternative Human Computer Interface
  • Voice/Speech Recognition System
  • Eye-tracking Systems
  • Products for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
  • Assisted Listening Devices
  • Closed Captioning Devices
  • Products for Blind and Low-Vision
  • Text/Image Magnifiers
  • Power Braille 80
  • Screen Reader Software
  • Talking speech-to-text technology
  • And More

Reasonable Accommodations

Sometimes it may be necessary for NSA to make a reasonable accommodation in either the duties of the job, or where and how the job tasks are performed. Examples of workplace reasonable accommodation are:

  • Providing ASL interpreters, WorkPlace Care Attendant / Services
  • Providing flexible work schedules or work sites
  • Obtaining accessible technology or other workplace adaptive equipment

To learn more about diversity at NSA, visit the Diversity section on our main site.

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Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: Feb 11, 2014 | Last Reviewed: Feb 11, 2014