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2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month

2021 NDEAM Events

The Office of Equity & Access and the Disability Working Group are hosting webinars throughout October as part of our recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). These sessions will provide information to faculty and staff about Stony Brook policy on accommodations, accessibility and recruitment as well as provide tools for managing stress and creating a healthy work lifestyle.  All of these sessions will be available via zoom to provide broad access to faculty and staff. We hope you will join us.  Registration information can be found below.

Accommodation Requests & Returning to the Workplace

Thursday, October 7, 2021 @ 1:00PM

FACILITATORS, KARIN MARTINSEN & Natalie Mertens, OEA

The when, why and how of accommodation requests highlighting issues resulting from the current COVID-19 crisis.  Participants will learn the legal foundations of accommodations under the ADA, how Stony Brook handles requests, manages ongoing accommodations and best practices for supervisors. 

Healthier U. Mindfulness

Thursday October 14, 2021 @ 1:00PM

FACILITATOR: CATHRINE DUFFY, DIRECTOR OF HEALTHIER U.

People of all ages and walks of life have discovered the life-changing benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn.   Research shows that individuals who regularly practice mindfulness have decreased anxiety and depression, improved cognitive function, improved immune system function, decreased blood pressure and migraine frequency, reduced systemic inflammation, and improved coping with pain and illness.  This session will provide an introduction to the practice.

Inclusive Recruitment & Hiring: People with Disabilities

Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 1:00PM

FACILITATOR: Lin wu-tiedemann, OEA

This session will cover how to engage in an inclusive hiring process, from the writing of a job description through the interview process, with a focus on a process that is inclusive, accessible to and targets increasing the applicant pool from persons with disabilities. Provide additional resources and tools to help build an inclusive workplace culture that is welcoming of people with disabilities.

Healthier U. Chair Yoga

Thursday October 28, 2021 @ 1:00PM

FACILITATOR: CATHRINE DUFFY, DIRECTOR OF HEALTHIER U.

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

Digital Accessibility: Hands-On With Your Own Content

Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 1:00PM

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

Bring your content and join us for a hands-on session to improve the accessibility of your Office or Google Apps Documents. This session will cover strategies to ensure the entire campus community is able to engage with your digital 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 locate additional accessibility resources on campus.