UA Disability Services staff, faculty support webinar series

Sept. 15, 2023

From September 2023 through April 2024, Disability Services offices across the state will be offering free monthly virtual training sessions covering a variety of essential DS topics. Click on the links below to register for the first three sessions. Additional ‘All Access’ series details will be announced in the months to come.

All sessions other than 'Case Review with OCR' and 'DS Coffee Chats' will be recorded.

Sept. 21  |  11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Amy Kim  |  Case Review with OCR

  • U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights senior attorney Amy Kim will review recent OCR cases related to student accommodations: pregnancy discrimination, remote attendance, and academic adjustments.

Oct. 10  |  11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mike Merritt and Sharon Miranda  |  Deaf Awareness

  • Hope Community Resources is dedicated to the provision of quality services that result in successful community involvement. Deaf navigators Mike and Sharon will share the diverse range of expert resources and services Hope provides to help deaf and hard of hearing Alaskans.

Nov. 15  |  11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Karen Andrews  |   Intersectionality

  • Discrimination and exclusion are not resolved by focusing on a single issue or influence. Karen Andrews, director of student accessibility services at Brown University, will explore the useful framework of ‘intersectionality’ as it relates to equitable opportunities, legal compliance, accessibility, barrier elimination, and best practice resources and services for disabled students.

Virtual Disability Services coffee chats  |  8:30 a.m.

  • The morning after each monthly presentation, staff and faculty can ‘Zoom’ with DS in an informal virtual gathering centered around coffee, conversation, and constructive solutions. 2023-2024 DS Coffee Chat links:
    • Sept. 22 - Registration closed
    • Oct. 11 - Registration closed
    • Nov. 16 - Registration closed

Additional sessions will be announced in October. Thank you for your consideration and participation -- we look forward to 'seeing' you soon!