The history of National Disabilities in the Workplace Awareness Month traces back to 1945. This annual commemoration raises awareness about disability employment issues, and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.
Empowered Employment: Navigating Accommodations at UT
Wednesday, October 4, 2pm – 3pm • Zoom
Are you an employee (faculty, staff, and/or graduate student employee) at the University of Tennessee eager to learn more about the accommodations available to you under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Join us for our comprehensive workshop, where we will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to navigate the reasonable accommodations request process effectively. We will cover a wide range of topics to ensure that you are well informed about your rights and responsibilities as an employee at UT, especially regarding the reasonable accommodations process. Our presenters will guide you through the ADA and its implications in higher education, shedding light on the importance of fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace environment.Register for the Workshop
Advancing Accessibility for The Volunteer Experience: A Panel for Employees
Monday, October 16, 11am – 12pm • Student Union 262 B/C
In an ever-evolving landscape, fostering accessibility and ensuring a sense of belonging are paramount. Join us for an engaging panel discussion where experts from various units across the UTK campus share valuable insights, tools, and strategies aimed at enhancing accessibility for all employees. From innovative technologies to inclusive practices, this panel discussion will explore the forefront of accessibility on campus, offering actionable takeaways that can positively transform the employee experience.Register for the Session
Office of Equity and Diversity Open House and Ramp Ribbon Cutting
Friday, October 27, 11am – 3pm • Office of Equity and Diversity (1840 Melrose Ave)
The Office of Equity and Diversity will host an open house to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the ADA and the 50th anniversary of OED. Stop by, meet our team, get a quick tour of our space, and learn more about our disability-focused work and partnerships that support people with disabilities by providing access and accommodation services. Food will be provided. No registration is required.