2015 Fall Workshops

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Accessibility on the UM Campus from Students’ Perspectives

Does the University of Montana do a good job of ensuring equal access for individuals with disabilities? Let’s hear students’ voices. As part of the Access Partners Workshop Series, UM students with disabilities shared their perspectives on accessibility and the learning environment at UM. The students discussed their experiences; pertaining to modifications for their courses, information access, and other access barriers. This workshop helped participants to be able to identify what is accessible; what a hospitable learning environment looks like and what each of us can do to promote equal access on our campus.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fall Kick-off Workshop

Access Partners discussed campus resources for faculty and staff to improve accessibility. Topics of this workshop included:

  • What campus resources are available to you.
  • How UM employees request reasonable accommodations for their work.
  • What support Disability Services offers to faculty and staff to work with students with disabilities.
  • What Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility (EITA) compliance means to you.
  • How Accessibility Technology Services and UMOnline assist UM employees and departments with electronic information.
  • What roles the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Team play in providing accessibility on campus.