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Workshops Set to Raise Awareness About Disabilities in the Workplace

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Photo: Lelia Milaya

Fayetteville, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance will host workshops in October to raise awareness about the accommodations available in the workplace. These sessions are intended for U of A staff, faculty and students to raise awareness as well as provide tools and resources pertaining to individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

Advance registration and more information are available through the OEOC website.

  • 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 — Overcoming Barriers to Inclusion and Access in the Workplace — The University House, 1002 West Maple Street. Presenters: Melanie Thornton, coordinator of access and equity outreach and Julie Petty, staff member, both with the U of A Partners for Inclusive Communities, Southwest ADA Center, Arkansas Affiliate.
  • 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 9 — Identifying \Effective Reasonable Accommodations — The Pat Walker Health Center Room 2074, 525 N. Garland Ave. Presenters: Melanie Thornton, coordinator of access and equity outreach and Roberta Sick, project director for initiatives on access and justice, both with the U of A’s Partners for Inclusive Communities, Southwest ADA Center, Arkansas Affiliate; and Toya Williams, ADA coordinator for the U of A Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance.
  • 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 — Disability Etiquette/Sensitivity — Graduate Education Building, Room 343, 751 W. Maple St. Presenter: Yvonne Rowland, business engagement administrator, Arkansas Department of Career Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services.

 

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