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.