About Dinah F.B. Cohen
EARN’s Learning Center is named in honor of Dinah Cohen, a leader in the disability and federal communities who passed away in March 2018.
Dinah Cohen was committed to creating a more inclusive and accessible world for people with disabilities. As the first director of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP), a position she held for 23 years, Dinah helped provide assistive technology to thousands of federal employees. Dinah was responsible for the development, implementation and management of CAP, successfully growing it from a pilot program to the largest accommodation program in the federal sector. As a result of her dedication and hard work, Dinah received DoD’s Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service in 2014.
After her retirement from DoD, Dinah served as a consultant to EARN. In this role, she brought her passion for workplace inclusion and expertise in disability employment policy, accessibility and assistive technology to the team. In addition, Dinah was a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a trainer for the ADA Trainer/Leadership Network and a sought-after public speaker.
Dinah served on a variety of committees, commissions and task forces in both the private and public sector, including as a member of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition and the DC Metro Business Leadership Network’s (now Disability:IN DC Metro) Advisory Council.