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 will cover: 

  • Background about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 
  • Ways to raise disability awareness and inclusion
  • Best practices for creating and maintaining inclusive working and learning environments
  • Content to dispel ableist myths and misconceptions about disability

We will engage in discussions about increasing accessibility and disability inclusion. Discussions will include how to do this at the university starting in our own units and departments. 

You will learn to:

  • Recognize and appropriately respond to requests for reasonable accommodations
  • Determine ways to create and maintain more inclusive environments for all employees
  • Establish ways to embrace disability for a more inclusive university environment 

You will benefit by:

  • Recognizing the impact of language as it pertains to the topic of disability
  • Being able to communicate better with individuals who disclose their own disabilities
  • Communicating effectively with those who may be requesting reasonable accommodations 
  • 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

Upcoming Sessions

Code: DEIOL2423

Presenter: Equity, Civil Rights & Title IX Office

Cost: $0

  • Thu 4/18/24 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Location: Online Webinar

Past Sessions

Code: DEIOL2422

Presenter: Equity, Civil Rights & Title IX Office

Cost: $0

  • Thu 2/29/24 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    Location: Online Webinar