Examining the Real Disability Barriers and Oppressive Disability Language

Thursday, March 30, 2023 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Facilitator: Adam Meyer


This workshop explores disability from a different lens of understanding by challenging some of the cultural assumptions made about disability. This session offers a broad overview for someone who has not participated in previous sessions offered by Student Accessibility Services or can serve as a refresher if you have participated in previous sessions. In addition, a number of commonly accepted words and phrases in our culture are actually rooted in disability history and may contribute to the oppression of disabled people. We explore the impact of disability language in general, some of the words that are problematic and considered to be oppressive and how we can possibly use language differently.


Please note: Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop.


  • Faculty, A&P, USPS, OPS: Register online on Workday Home page > Global Navigation > Learning > Discover > Browse Learning
  • Students: Register online via KnightConnect. Be sure to log-in with your NID and NID password.
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Barbara Ying Center: 140


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