B&F Disability Awareness and Etiquette Sessions

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the month when U-M holds the annual Diversity Summit. In honor of these important occasions, the B&F Diversity Working Group invites all B&F to learn more about diversity in two Zoom webinars: “Disability Awareness” and “Disability Etiquette.” Both one-hour sessions will be facilitated by Christina Kline, ADA Coordinator and Associate Director in the Office for Institutional Equity. Details can be found on the flyer here and below.

Register here to receive your Zoom link to attend the online session(s).

Session 1: “Disability Awareness” on Friday, October 16, at 10:00am

Session 2: “Disability Etiquette” on Tuesday, October 20, at 2:00pm

Register here to receive your Zoom link to attend the online session(s).

In these two sessions, you will learn to:

  • Recognize the impact of language as it pertains to the topic of disability
  • Apply specific tips for communicating with individuals with disabilities
  • Determine how your own unintentional biases and assumptions about individuals with disabilities may interfere with your ability to relate well with individuals who have disabilities
  • Use appropriate questions to determine whether an individual with a disability need assistance or accommodation.
  • Identify ways to better help individuals with disabilities, including those accompanied by service animals

Note: you are encouraged to attend both sessions, but can still benefit by attending only one.

With questions, please contact Tina Jordan at jordantl@umich.edu