1st Quarter 2016 – Disability Awareness & Effective Communication

More than 54 million Americans have a disability. The Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA) of 1990 was conceived with the goal of integrating people with disabilities into all aspects of life, particularly the workplace and marketplace. Sensitivity towards people with disabilities is the spirit of the ADA and when we are disability aware and use disability etiquette, co-workers, employees and students with disabilities feel more comfortable and work more productively. Practicing disability etiquette is an easy way to make people with disabilities feel welcome.

You don’t have to feel awkward when communicating with a person with a disability. The attached Power Point presentation provides some basic tips for you to follow. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Robin Bell, Director of Disability Services at 448-4430.

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