Disability Awareness and Inclusion

Disability is an integral part of the university’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. It is important to be part of a culture that supports and embraces disability inclusion. This session is intended to raise disability awareness and open discussions. The goal is to increase accessibility and disability inclusion at the university. We will provide new practices and language to encourage a more inclusive environment.

You will learn to:

  • Determine when your unintentional biases or assumptions are impacting quality service
  • Use appropriate questions to determine whether assistance or an accommodation is needed
  • Identify ways to help individuals with disabilities, including opportunities for disability advocacy 

You will benefit by:

  • Recognizing the impact of language as it pertains to the topic of disability
  • Gaining skills to appropriately and effectively engage with others who may have a disability
  • Being able to communicate better with those who are deaf or hard of hearing or who are blind or have low vision
  • Knowing how to consider disability inclusion and accessibility when creating spaces, programs or services


Any U-M faculty or staff member who wishes to contribute to a more inclusive and accessible environment.  

Topic Area

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Domain and Expectation

  • Mission
    • Create value for the diverse communities we serve
  • People
    • Foster and promote diverse teams
    • Collaborate and build inclusive relationships


  • Member of a Team
  • Leading a Team


  • Level 1: Awareness


Code: DEIOL2311

Presenter: Equity, Civil Rights & Title IX Office

Cost: $0

  • Thu 1/12/23 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Location: Online Webinar