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Tuesday, July 31 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Two-in-one: Better opportunities for adults with disabilities through UDL & Understanding Stigma and Stereotype Threat in Connection to Workplace Inclusion

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This session is a two-in-one session.

2:00 - 2:20 PM: Better opportunities to adults with disabilities through UDL (Boris Alvarez & Victor Zapata)
Adults with disabilities have had few opportunities to be trained appropriately. UDL provides better chances to access to job market.
TAGS: Administrators, Adult Learners/Pre-Service Teachers, Diversity, Higher Ed, Implementation, International, Online Learning, Urban Education

2:20 - 2:40 PM: Understanding Stigma and Stereotype Threat in Connection to Workplace Inclusion (Luis Perez & Sam Johnston)
Creating an inclusive workplace for individuals from under-represented communities involves more than the accessibility of the physical environment or complying with regulations related to workforce diversity. The affective dimensions of the workplace also need to be addressed. In this session, we will explore stereotype threat and stigma as two factors that can impede the workplace success of  individuals from diverse backgrounds, and together brainstorm strategies that can mitigate these factors.

2:40 - 2:50 PM: Time for questions and discussion

Speakers
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Boris Alvarez

Director, Fellow Group Latinoamerica
My first Job experiences were in a Hospital, but gradually, I started a concern about inclusion. That's how, with some colleagues, we started-up Fellow Group, a Chilean institution that provides training in UDL for Schools, colleges and universities. We have had the chance to work... Read More →
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Sam Johnston

Research Scientist, CAST
As Director of Postsecondary & Workforce Development, Sam Catherine Johnston provides thought and operational leadership in CAST’s workforce/postsecondary opportunities. Sam's primary research focus is on social learning processes and the use of online and blended learning to support... Read More →
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Luis Perez

Technical Assistance Specialist, St. Petersburg, FL
Luis Perez is a Technical Assistance Specialist at the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials.  He holds a doctorate in special education and a master's degree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida.  He was selected as an Apple Distinguished... Read More →
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Victor Zapata

Academic, Universidad de Chile


Tuesday July 31, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Milstein Main Classroom