Newly formed SEC Disability Coalition to host campus webinar on ableism
Members of the campus community are invited to attend the first webinar hosted by the newly created SEC Disability Coalition on Friday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. Initiated by disability services directors at all 14 Southeastern Conference institutions, the coalition advances campus dialogues surrounding accessibility issues and topics. The group’s first interactive seminar will engage participants in discussions on how disability is framed in both society and higher education. Led by Amanda Kraus, assistant vice president for campus life and executive director for disability resources at the University of Arizona, the session will explore the models used to frame disability and discuss how ableism has been institutionalized in higher education and how it shapes the experience of disability for disabled and non-disabled people. The session will end with a discussion on how campus community members can challenge ableism in practice. Registration is required; please use the link below:
Everyday Ableism: Unpacking Disability Bias and Stereotypes with Dr. Amanda Kraus
Sept. 9, 1 p.m.
Launched in 2022, the SEC Disability Coalition comprises the disability resource directors on all the SEC campuses. The coalition aims to collaborate across universities by sharing best practices, educating campus communities and supporting disabled students* across the SEC. The SEC Disability Coalition Webinar series consists of monthly educational programming available to faculty, staff and students at all SEC universities.