Reducing Barriers for Students with Hidden Disabilities
Students with disabilities can experience a layer of barriers, bureaucracy, and stigma that can challenge them on their path to success on our campuses. This is especially acute when their disabilities are non-apparent and/or undisclosed. In this workshop, we will share data and narratives to illustrate how students experience academic and campus practices. We will also discuss culture-setting and stigma-reduction strategies that faculty can utilize to refine their inclusive instructional practices.
In this workshop, participants will learn:
- Types and characteristics of hidden disabilities.
- Common accommodations for students with these types of disabilities.
- Common barriers students with these disabilities face, and how to facilitate eliminating these barriers in their instructional design.
You may register here.
If you have registered for this event, or are on the waitlist and require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made at least two weeks prior to the event, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.
All members of the university community are welcome in Drake Institute activities, programs, services, and employment — regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.