Navigating Disclosure and Accommodations In The Workplace webinar December 15
Navigating Disclosure and Accommodations In The Workplace
Join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) on December 15th from 12:00-1:30pm ET via Zoom for a conversation on navigating disclosure and accommodations!
In our latest Virtual Access 4 All Webinar, NEADS' Research Consultant Elizabeth Mohler and Ontario Chamber of Commerce's Business Development Manager Lisa Kelly will share some of their own experiences and learnings about disclosure in the workplace, drawing from their lived experiences of disability throughout their careers.
Disability disclosure, or telling someone that you have a disability, can affect your job search, your employment, and how you feel about your work. The decision of if to disclose and when is personal and not always understood. About 60% of people with disabilities report that they are unwilling to disclose any information related to a disability – usually for fear of negative consequences.
Closed captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. Registration is required – please register here. This event is a feature of our Virtual Access for All webinar series, which is generously supported by Employment and Social Development Canada's Supports for Student Learning Program. For further information and/or to discuss access needs, please contact Elizabeth at email@example.com
Meet the Speakers
Elizabeth Mohler, NEADS' Research Consultant
Elizabeth Mohler (she/her/elle) currently works for NEADS as a Research Consultant, where she leads the Virtual Access for All Project and writes its quarterly publication, State of the Schools. She also works for Left Turn Right Turn as an accessibility specialist; sits on the Canadian Institute for Health Research external advisory committee on systemic ableism and accessibility; and, is an experienced presenter, keynote speaker, lecturer, and published writer. Elizabeth is currently a doctoral candidate at Western University in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Program. Her work explores how discourses and practices within Direct Funding shape how disabled persons access services, and in what ways service users resist and negotiate these discourses. Follow Elizabeth’s work at: www.elizabethmohler.ca
Lisa Kelly, Ontario Chamber of Commerce Business Development Manager
Lisa Kelly (she/her) is the Business Development Manager with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Lisa has a passion for diversity and inclusion, education, training, learning, and has crafted a career spanning employer outreach, consulting on employment. She works with organizations that understand that inclusion builds productivity and a healthy culture. Diversity in our workforce provides unique perspectives and can help us identify and remove barriers for customers and employees. Lisa also works with post-secondary institutions, dedicated Employment Service Providers, and a lot of engaged and talented job seekers with a disability.
About NEADS’ Virtual Access for All Project
NEADS' Virtual Access for All Project provides awareness and educational support for disabled students transitioning into higher education. Resources pertaining to accessibility and accommodation are provided through our quarterly State of the Schools reports. Our webinar series addresses topics such as self-advocacy, accessing accommodations at work and school, and transitioning into the workforce. Further, financial support is available through NEADS' Student Awards Program and Accessibility Resilience Program. Virtual Access for All is generously supported by Employment and Social Development Canada's Supports for Student Learning Program (Goal Getters) – and a two-year extension has recently been granted for this project.
Chloée C. Godin-Jacques, M.A (she/they | elle/iel), Education & Research Consultant | Consultante en éducation et recherche, National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), Rm. 514 Unicentre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6
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