Aggie Ability Awareness

About the Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop

Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop is an interactive 2-hour workshop designed to increase knowledge, awareness, and respect for people with disabilities among faculty and staff at Texas A&M University. The workshop is meant to promote strong dialogue about issues and information surrounding disability. All individuals are welcome to attend but attendance should never be mandated. In doing so, Aggie Ability Awareness will promote positive, equitable, accepting attitudes towards people with disabilities on campus.

The Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop will focus on (1) developing knowledge of the social model of disability, the history and legislation surrounding disability, and disability etiquette and person-first language, (2) acquaint faculty and staff to the principles of Universal Design for Instruction, and (3) discuss how to best work with individuals with disabilities.

If you should need accommodations for this program, please contact Meagan Sumbera at one week before your scheduled workshop to discuss.

To participate you must be a staff, or faculty member at Texas A&M University. Please go to the website for upcoming session dates and to register. 

Aggie Ability Awareness learning objectives include

1)     Disability and History
2)     Legislation
3)     People First Language and Etiquette
4)     Universal Design and Assistive Technology
5)     Accommodations

Aggie Ability Awareness is a collaborative effort at Texas A&M University among:

·         Center on Disability and Development

·         The Department of Disability Services

·         Center for Teaching Excellence


Interested in signing up for a seminar?

Please review the dates below. Click on the date you wish to attend the Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop and complete our RSVP form to reserve your spot! 

·         Thursday,February 2, 2017  -  9:30 a.m.-12:s0 p.m. (MSC 2401)

·         Wednesday, March 1, 2017  -  12:30-3:30 p.m. (MSC 2404)

·         Tuesday, April 4, 2017  -  9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (MSC 2401)

·         Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (MSC 2404)


Seminar Resources

Aggie Ability Awareness Workshop (pdf)

Designing for All Learners (pdf)

Equal Access Universal Design of Instruction (pdf)

Universal Design for Learning Guidelines (pdf)

Universal-Design-Education-Principles-Applications (pdf)














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