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Header with text:  2020 National Disability Employment Awareness Month  Join the Office of Equity & Access (OEA) / Disability Working Group Thursdays in October @ 10 AM via Zoom 10/1 The History of Disability Employment in the United States; 10/8 Healthier U. Chair Yoga; 10/15 Accommodation Requests: A Primer; 10/22 Supervising Through a Universal Lens; 10/29 Ensuring Digital Accessibility

2020 NDEAM Events

The Office of Equity and Access / Disability Working Group is hosting weekly webinars every Thursday in October as part of our recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  These sessions provide important information to faculty and staff at Stony Brook University about the history of disability rights in employment, how to access accommodations, how to provide digital accessible content and best practices for supervisors working with disabled employees.   All of these sessions will be available via zoom to provide broad access to faculty and staff working at a Stony Brook University facility or at home.  Thank you for your interest.   

The History of Disability Employment in the United States

Thursday October 1, 2020 @ 10AM 

FACILITATOR: STEPHANIE PATTERSON, STONY BROOK SCHOOL OF HEALTH TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT

Contrary to myths, people with disability have always been an important part of the US workforce. The History of Disability Employment in the United States will provide a broad overview of the connection between work and disability, highlighting the experiences of individuals with disability who have worked throughout US history despite social stigma, discrimination, hiring bias, and legal barriers.

Healthier U. Chair Yoga

Thursday October 8, 2020 @ 10AM

FACILITATOR: Caitlin Schneider

Chair yoga is form of yoga done while sitting or standing and using a chair for support. Chair yoga can improve flexibility, concentration, strength and mood.

Accommodation Requests: A Primer

Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 10AM

FACILITATOR, KARIN MARTINSEN, OFFICE OF EQUITY & ACCESS

The when, why and how of accommodation requests. Participants will learn the legal foundations of accommodations under the ADA, how Stony Brook handles requests, the management of ongoing accommodations and best practices for supervisors.

Supervising Through a Universal Lens

Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 10AM

FACILITATOR: CATHRINE DUFFY, DIRECTOR OF HEALTHIER U.

Supervising Through a Universal Design Lens will provide supervisors with tools for supervising employees with a focus on inclusion, wellness and accessibility for all.

Ensuring Digital Accessibility

Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 10AM

Facilitator: Glenn Dausch, Web Accessibility Officer, Office of Equity &  Access

Join us to discover strategies and identify resources which will enable you to meet your responsibility of ensuring the entire campus community is able to engage with your content. Participants will learn to define accessible content, identify and remove barriers posed by inaccessible content, use common tools to test accessibility while understanding their limitations and find web accessibility resources on campus.