In an inclusive environment, it is important to know the best ways to communicate with and about individuals with disabilities. This session will help you understand how to best serve individuals with disabilities and review inclusive language to use in everyday life. This session will also review how to provide accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Participants will learn to:
- Recognize the impact of language as it pertains to the topic of disability
- Review specific tips for communicating with individuals with disabilities, including individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and individuals who are blind or have low vision
- Determine when your own unintentional biases and assumptions concerning individuals with disabilities are interfering with your ability to provide quality service
- Use appropriate questions in order to determine whether an individual with a disability requires assistance or an accommodationIdentify ways to better help individuals with disabilities, including those who are accompanied by service animals
- Learn about providing and receiving accommodations
Participants will benefit by:
- Recognizing how to appropriately and effectively engage with co-workers, members of the public, and others who may have a disability
- Understanding how to best serve individuals with disabilitiesLearning inclusive language and practices to use in everyday lifeLearning to engage in the interactive process and provide accommodations
Audience:This session is open to all LSA Staff. Graduate and undergraduate student staff should contact Britney Underwood at email@example.com to enroll.
Length: 1.5 hours
To register for a regularly scheduled session open to LSA staff please visit the DEI Events section of the DEI Tile in the LSA Gateway.
To request a private or customized session please email LSA-DEI-Office@umich.edu.