At UT, we celebrate Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month during October. October is also Texas Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month and National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month. Disability and Access is partnering with campus departments, partner organizations and student groups to celebrate Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (#DAIM22). Throughout the month, we will be hosting a variety of events, and we invite you to join us in these opportunities to learn and engage around different topics about disability. Please help spread the word to your networks!
Film Screening & Conversation
Thursday, 10/13, 3 pm – 4 pm
Come enjoy a pairing of short films and engage in conversation around themes of disability, identity and equity. Location: SSB G1.106. Please RSVP.
D&A Student Group Virtual Hangout
Tuesday, 10/18, 5 pm – 6 pm via Zoom
This virtual meeting will serve as a chance for members of various groups across campus, whose work relates to disability topics, to get to know one another. It will also be an opportunity for the broader UT community to learn about these campus groups, clubs and organizations and how to get involved. RSVP to receive Zoom link.
disABILITY Advocate Foundation Workshop
Thursday, 10/20, 10 am – 12 pm
The disABILITY Advocate Foundation training introduces concepts about disability, accessibility and inclusion and include opportunities to learn and discuss how to be a disABILITY Advocate on campus. Location: Peter O’Donnell Jr Building, Room 2.402 (201 E 24th St). Register via UT Learn (search for disABILITY Advocate Foundation in course listings).
Adapted Sports Night
Thursday, 10/20, 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Come meet local athletes and try out different adapted sports including wheelchair basketball, beep baseball, adaptive tennis and more! This is a come-and-go event.
Wednesday, 10/26, 12 pm – 1:30 pm via Zoom
Voice Your Concerns at the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Forums. The ADA Accessibility Committee is hosting a virtual open forum to solicit campus input and suggestions on issues that fall under the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Join via Zoom.
Lime Connect Workshop:
Thursday, 10/27, 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Are you a student with a disability? Join Lime Connect to learn more about the opportunities available to jump-start your career! Lime’s Outreach and Engagement Specialist will be on campus to discuss the Lime Network, the Lime Connect Fellowship Program, internship/career opportunities, scholarships, and more!
Location: Flawn Academic Center (FAC 2.236). RSVP via Handshake.