Ramps Aren’t Enough: Improving Accessibility in Your Workplace | Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy Webinar Series

Ramps Aren’t Enough: Improving Accessibility in Your Workplace | Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy Webinar Series

About the Series

This two-part webinar series will suggest organizational (internal) and programmatic (external) strategies to consider when approaching disability inclusion and accessibility in philanthropy.These presentations, featuring foundation staff with disabilities will answer questions like, ‘how do I start the conversation about disability inclusion with managers/executive teams?’‘ what can I do to make our grant application and grant-making processes more accessible?’ and ‘what can we do so our entire organizations more inclusive of people with disabilities?’

Participants can expect the panelists to cover topics including accessibility as part of diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, the value of intersectional approaches to grantmaking, and actionable steps funders can take to address accessibility and disability inclusion in their philanthropic efforts. Please join us to learn more about how to address ableism in our workplaces and incorporate a disability lens into your organization and programs.

 

Part 1

This 90-minute presentation features representatives of Ability Central and a WITH Foundation vendor who will cover the basic principles of accessibility and introduce it as an element of having truly inclusive workplace environments. Institutions that are working on equity, diversity, and inclusion can learn how disability issues are a part of this work. Coming from diverse perspectives, the panelists will highlight the systemic barriers faced by disabled people, share personal experiences on the consequences of inequitable environments, and guide the audience through actionable steps anyone can take to begin advocating for more inclusive practices. Participants will receive a curated list of free online resources, books, and training opportunities for additional information on accessibility and disability inclusion. Whether you’re HR personnel, event planning staff, responsible for communications and marketing, or just want to learn how to be a better ally to people with disabilities, this webinar will be packed with information for you.

 

To learn more about Session 2 click here >