TechSAge webinar 12/03/14: Disability 101 for Researchers: A Closer Look at Communication

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Disability 101 for Researchers: A Closer Look at Communication

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Presenters: Carolyn Phillips and Liz Persaud, Tools for Life

Disability 101 for Researchers: A Closer Look at Communication (parts 1-3)

TechSAge webinar Part 1

TechSAge webinar Part 2

TechSAge webinar Part 3

Description:

Join us for a unique webinar and discussion focused on people first language and communication for researchers and other professionals working on disability related projects. Presenters will share a brief history of disability culture and explain the difference between the "medical model" and "social model". Discussion will center on how each of these models can be applied to research and studies for and about people with disabilities as well as when and what language should be used in appropriate settings and environments. Presenters will focus on the importance of people first language, disability neutral versus disability negative terminology, and value laden language and how it applies to conducting research. This will provide a platform where professionals can learn about and discuss communication focused on people with disabilities and provide helpful tips and strategies while engaging in important conversations.

Learning Objectives:

1. At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to define and differentiate between the medical and social models within disability history and culture.

2. At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to identify 5 examples of disability neutral terminology.

3. At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to do list 3 myths and facts about people first language and communication towards people with disabilities.