May 7, 2020 – World Password Day| National Barrier Awareness Day

Transcript for May 7th

Welcome to May 7th, 2020 as we bridge the social distance on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate privacy protection and a spin on public policy. More after the break from Marlo Anderson.

1-2-3-4-5-6. Based on a study by internet experts, this is the most common computer password used in the United States. You’re welcome hackers!  With so much personal information stored online and on our devices, it’s important to protect yourself with a strong password. On World Password Day we encourage you to think about changing your passwords like changing the batteries in your smoke alarms. It’s a little act that can make a big difference to your safety. And whatever you do, don’t write it down on a Post-It note that you put on your work monitor. That defeats the whole purpose.

While some barriers are helpful others can be harmful.  That’s why National Barrier Awareness Day was signed into place by President Reagan in 1986.  Eighty percent of Americans will experience some form of disability in their lifetime. That means facing financial, cultural, and physical barriers that they may have never imagined.  By recognizing these challenges and helping our fellow citizens today, we may very well be helping our future selves to solve a problem before it becomes our own.  And no matter what we face, doing it together means we all win.

Learn more by following us at nationaldaycalendar.com or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and thanks for joining us on our journey as we Celebrate Every Day!


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