Enhance your disability inclusion literacy with these online events, Nov 27 - Dec 1

Take part in a series of webinars running Nov 27 to Dec 1 and enhance your disability inclusion literacy.

Join the Centre for Workplace Accessibility in recognizing the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) by participating in a series of online webinars to enhance your disability inclusion literacy during the week of November 27 to December 1. 

This series aims to raise awareness and promote inclusive practices in UBC workplaces and therefore is ideal for faculty and staff, but students are also welcome to attend.

Join these virtual workshops 

Disability and Wellness: Hard of Hearing in the Workplace

Monday, November 27 | 10-11 am

Speakers: Centre for Workplace Accessibility’s Leah Watson and Kelly McIntosh

Feeling accepted, included and supported are keys to workplace wellbeing, and can be more challenging when you face barriers to accessibility. Join us as we discuss some of the challenges and solutions we’ve identified through personal experience.  

Disability Inclusion in Hiring

Tuesday, November 28 | 10-11 am

Speaker: Sheldon Kitzul from Inclusion BC’s Ready Willing and Able Program

Learn more about the Ready Willing and Able Program which connects employers with job seekers with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism. If you’re interested in hiring inclusion, tune in!

Disability Inclusion in Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, November 29 | 11 am-12 pm

Speakers: CTLT’s AC Deger, Will Engle and Afsaneh Sharif

In this interactive workshop, we will explore the principles of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This workshop equips you with practical tools and strategies for creating accessible educational environments and content that accommodates diverse needs.

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Deaf Culture in the Workplace

Thursday, November 30 | 1-2 pm

Speaker: Wavefront 

We invite you to join Wavefront’s Olav and Joy to learn about Deaf History, the development of sign language, Deaf culture and how to make workplaces more inclusive and accessible to Deaf employees.

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Shifting our Perspective on Inclusion and Accessibility

Friday, December 1 | 10-11 am

Speaker: Karen Lai

In order to shift our thinking about inclusion and accessibility, we need to be continually in conversation about it, rather than offer a set of prescribed set of guidelines of including people with disabilities. People are complex and we have layers of identities that define us. Karen will provide the space to have authentic conversations so that we can build a sense of welcome and belonging for one another. 




The Centre for Workplace Accessibility at UBC is a central hub for resources, tools, and programs that help remove barriers for faculty and staff with disabilities or ongoing medical conditions.


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