Faculty, staff, and students come to the university with differing abilities. This session will provide an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act, present information on the various types of disabilities, share how and why language matters, review accessibility issues, and discuss case studies to help participants become more culturally competent.


  • Understand disability as an aspect of diversity.
  • Become familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Increase knowledge, awareness and respect for people with disabilities.
  • Recognize and reduce barriers for participation by people with disabilities.


If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, contact University Organizational and Professional Development or call 540-231-5100 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event. Additional advance notice may be required, depending on the type of program and the time necessary to secure the requested accommodation(s).

Time and Location

Mar. 8
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
North End Center


Free, but space is limited.
All no-shows will be charged a $35 maintenance fee. Review the full cancellation policy.

Certificate Available

This course can be used to meet elective requirements for any Diversity Development Certificate.