More than 70 million Americans and 1 in every four university students self-identify with a physical, mental, or emotional disability. Yet, how disability is understood and addressed in daily life, and particularly in professional and social settings, remains murky.
This workshop will focus on Improv-ing understandings of disability, ableism, and access. Discussing the conventional ways disability is perceived and managed in academia, the workshop will offer alternatives to such approaches, particularly in relation to teaching practices.
This workshop is free and open to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and administrative staff.
Pizza and refreshments provided
Dr. Lezlie Frye, Gender Studies & Disability Studies
Dr. Angela Smith, English & Gender Studies; Director of Disability Studies