Disability and Access (D&A) is dedicated to offering presentations and trainings to various groups on campus and in the community at large. Below are descriptions of the presentations that are most commonly requested. However, we are always willing to work with individuals to customize our outreach efforts to meet their needs. Please read over the descriptions below and complete and submit the online request form so that we can begin to work with you in raising awareness.
In collaboration with The Disability Cultural Center, Disability and Access offers two trainings as part of The Disability Advocate Program. The Disability Advocate Program takes partners on campus who are ready and willing and provides them with knowledge, tools, and skills to be able to work more effectively and confidently towards creating an accessible, inclusive, and welcoming campus environment for UT’s disabled community.
1) The Foundation Training: 2 hour Disability Advocate Foundation Training open to faculty, staff and students.
- The Foundation training is designed to facilitate open conversation and provide an engaging learning environment through interactive activities and discussion. Participants will learn specific strategies to make campus more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities within their role at UT. Each participant will receive a Disability Advocate placard that indicates completion of the program and willingness to be an advocate on campus.
2) Disability Advocate 101: 1 hour Disability Advocate Training-perfect for a classroom setting.
- The Disability Advocate 101 introduces concepts about disability, accessibility and inclusion. This program is a “stepping stone” program and therefore does not provide a placard upon completion but is a great way to introduce the topic to your students or staff.
Introduction to D&A: This presentation is an overview of D&A. It will provide introductory information students with disabilities as well as accommodations that are commonly approved for them. We will also provide suggestions for working with students and appropriate referrals to our office. Case studies can be included for more practical application of information provided.
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