Disability Etiquette (1 hour)

This highly requested workshop has attendees explore and exercise best practices and tips for engaging people with all types of disabilities in both personal and professional settings. Through the use of mini-lectures, videos, and case studies, participants will be able to:

  • articulate the importance of ‘person-first’ language and demonstrate related language do’s and don’ts
  • describe basic norms for interacting with co-workers with specific types of disabilities including apparent disabilities such as vision, hearing and mobility impairments as well as mental health, learning and other non-apparent disabilities
  • practice positive and effective strategies for handling diverse situations, offering to help and avoiding offending someone