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Session 4: Changing The Way We Understand Disability
Former NUS Disabled Students Officer Piers Wilkinson shares their own lived experience as a disabled person to discuss how we can change the way we perceive and understand disability.

Piers explores the concept of disability, how disablism arises, and why inclusive practice is essential - giving attendees a space to consider and reassess their own understanding of what disability is.

Piers demonstrates how certain biases exist, particularly in education, that manifest and often create disabling and unproductive environments, to the detriment of all.

However, it is not all doom and gloom, and attendees will see how inclusive and accessible change is not only the right thing to do but will contribute to a more positive and creative world.

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The session will use Zoom’s webinar feature and will not require your mic or camera to be on. Automatic live captioning will be present throughout the session.

Can’t attend the whole session? That’s okay. All registered attendees will receive the workshop recording as well as accompanying transcript and mentioned resources.

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About the session's facilitators, Diversity & Ability (D&A):

D&A is an award-winning disabled-led social enterprise that champions the ethos of “for disabled people, by disabled people”, where we draw on our lived experience to promote technology, accessibility and equity.

Since 2011, D&A has delivered over 500 workshops, supported over 20 000 students through the DSA, and helped a range of universities champion accessibility and shift attitudes away from obligation and towards celebration.

Website: diversityandability.com
Facebook: facebook.com/dnamatters
Twitter: twitter.com/DandA_inclusion
Instagram: instagram.com/diversity_and_ability
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/diversity-and-ability

Dec 16, 2021 05:30 PM in London

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