Aggie Disability Awareness

About the Aggie Disability Awareness Virtual Workshop

Aggie Disability Awareness Virtual 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 Disability Awareness will promote positive, equitable, accepting attitudes towards people with disabilities on campus.

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

If you need accommodations for this program, please contact Dr. Meagan Orsag at meaganorsag@tamu.edu one week before your scheduled workshop to discuss. There is also an option to indicate accommodations on this registration form.

To participate you must be a staff or faculty member at Texas A&M University.

Workshop learning objectives include:

  • Disability and history
  • Legislation
  • People first language and Identity-first Language
  • Universal design and assistive technology
  • Accommodations

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Virtual Aggie Disability Awareness
This session has been filled – please watch for new sessions in the Spring of 2021

You may also email Meagan Orsag  to discuss scheduling a  workshop for your  department or college.

Workshop Facilitators: 

Sade Fields,
Access Coordinator
Disability Resources
sadef@disability.tamu.edu

Meagan Orsag, Ph.D.
Associate Director,
Center on Disability & Development
meaganorsag@tamu.edu

Nate Poling, Ph.D.
Instructional Consultant
Center for Teaching Excellence
npoling@tamu.edu