Resources

Accessibull Training Opportunities

 


 Training opportunities

Student Accessibility Services envisions a university culture defined by equitable access to education, intentional inclusion, and the commitment to dismantling ableism. In working towards that end our office educates students, faculty, and staff on matters of accessibility, ableism, and ally development. 

You are invited to attend the following training opportunities. You may also contact Patricia Owen to schedule training for your department or organization at owenp@usf.edu

Student training 

1.  Accessibility 101

Diversity enriches our communities and our lives. Building a university culture that understands the differences between visible and invisible disabilities, creating a more inclusive community, common categories of disabilities and common accommodations for USF students with disabilities helps us to exemplify the USF principles of community.

This training offers opportunities to gain understanding about what accessibility means at USF.

 


2.  Understanding Ableism - open to everyone (USTABL)

Our society is structured to favor those considered able-bodied. Ableism and ‘able privilege’ are the causes of many disparities those with disabilities face. Understanding barriers faced by disabled students offer opportunities to create a more equitable university experience.

This training considers the history of eugenics in the United States and the ongoing impact on attitudes and culture.

 


3.  Becoming an AccessiBULL Ally

Diversity includes disability.

Practicing allyship means “living your life [in a way] that doesn’t reinforce the same oppressive behaviors [and systems] you’re claiming to be against” (Mia McKenzie, “No More Allies,” 9/30/13). Rather than an identity, allyship is a practice that needs ongoing work and focus.

This training is a starting point for understanding how words, actions, support and accountability are the key ingredients in creating a truly diverse community.

 


 Faculty/Staff training 

 1. Student Accessibility Services: Who we are, what we do (SASWWA)

 Who is SAS and what do we do?

This training offers the opportunity to learn about our vision and mission, to learn about the students with whom we work, to understand the accommodations process and to ask questions about how you may better serve our diverse student body.

 For information about this training for your department contact owenp@usf.edu

 


 2. Becoming an AccessiBULL Ally: Faculty/Staff (ABULLA)

Diversity includes disability.

Practicing allyship means “living your life [in a way] that doesn’t reinforce the same oppressive behaviors [and systems] you’re claiming to be against” (Mia McKenzie, “No More Allies,” 9/30/13). Rather than an identity, allyship is a practice that needs ongoing work and focus.

This training is a starting point for understanding how words, actions, support and accountability are the key ingredients in creating a truly diverse community.