Monday, May 16, 2022
All About Accessibility: Employment Support for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
During May, OOD recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month.
Did you know that mental health and substance use disorders are disabilities that could qualify individuals for services with OOD? Watch a video to hear from Dana Young, OOD Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, about her work to support individuals with mental illness.
Friday, May 6, 2022
All About Accessibility: Book on Making the World More Inclusive and Accessible
Published in September 2021, the book “Demystifying Disability” by Emily Ladau provides an approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to people with disabilities, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more inclusive place. Topics include:
- How to appropriately think, talk, and ask about disability
- Recognizing and avoiding ableism (discrimination toward disabled people)
- Practicing good disability etiquette
- Ensuring accessibility as a standard practice, from everyday communication to planning special events
- Appreciating disability history and identity
- Identifying and speaking up about disability stereotypes in media
To listen to an interview with Emily, click here.
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