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Disability Awareness Month: Creating Accessible Meetings in Zoom and Microsoft Teams

Video conferencing technology has been one of the heroes of the pandemic. Not all of these tools are created equal when it comes to accessibility and approaches to delivery can enhance access or create barriers. We’ll look at ways to create a more usable and accessible meeting(s) for everyone.  Presenter: Melanie Thorton and J'onnelle Colbert-Diaz.

Disability Awareness Month: Planning Accessible Meetings

Planning conferences that are accessible to people with disabilities involves focusing on the accessibility of all aspects of your meeting, from choosing a site through promotion, registration, presentations, and handouts to ensuring effective communication. This session explains the general obligations under the ADA and considerations for holding meetings that are open to the public. Participants will receive tips for ensuring access and work through real-life scenarios to walk them through the accommodations process. Presenter: Marisa Demaya (Southwest ADA Center) and J’onnelle Colbert-Diaz

Disability Awareness Month: Effective Communication for Deaf or Hearing Impaired

A virtual presentation on effective communication requirements for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

Main Presenter: Leon Loggins began working for OCR as a Research Assistant through OCR’s student internship program the summer of 2004. Leon reviewed applications from hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rural health clinics, and other covered entities regarding their compliance with federal civil rights laws enforced by OCR for participation in the Medicare Program. In September 2009, Leon converted to an Equal Opportunity Specialist with OCR conducting investigations involving the Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules, as well as Federal civil rights laws covering race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex, religion, and the exercise of conscience, and other health and human services programs that receive Federal financial assistance from HHS.

Leon currently serves as an Analyst, where he is directly responsible for carrying out a variety of analytical, operational and technical assignments in support of OCR’s programmatic and information system, and management accountability needs.

Leon received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, College of Public Affairs and Community Service, and his master’s degree in public administration from Walden University, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Disability Awareness Month: Interacting with Persons with Disabilities

This session covers A to Z basics of interacting with persons with disabilities for your frontline managers, providers of goods and services and any related staffs of Title II entities that deal with the general public on a daily basis. Topics include disability etiquette, recognizing and understanding hidden disabilities, service animals in areas of public accommodation, making reasonable accommodations and reasonable policy modifications. This presentation will also include an interactive discussion of common scenarios that participants will work through to determine solutions in a group environment. These scenarios can then be referred back to as examples that they can use in their daily activities/work.  Presenter: Sashikala Nisankaro and J’onnelle Colbert-Diaz

Conversation Series: Religious Inclusion in the Workplace (September, 2021)

The Autumn presents a wonderful opportunity for us to better understand the diverse faith perspectives represented in our U of A community. This conversation series will briefly explore some Autumn events that many of our fellow faculty, staff and study body celebrate and help attendees feel more comfortable engaging in conversations regarding religion and spirituality in the workplace and educational environment. The majority of the webinar will include a discussion with Rabbi Sam Radwine. Rabbi Radwine will present on the Jewish High Holy Days. Please note that this event is part of a series and will include new and different information from past sessions.

Forging New Paths: AAPIs in the Legal Profession (May, 2021)

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance in collaboration with the Asian Pacific American Employee Impact Group and the School of Law, hosted a virtual panel event highlighting remarkable APA professionals within the Law profession, entitled “Forging New Paths: AAPIs in the Legal Profession.” 

Moderators include:
- Er-Gene Kahng, President of APAEIG and Professor of Violin
- Edison Williams, UAF School of Law Diversity Equity and Inclusion Program Manager

Panel speakers include:
- Brian G. Kim, President of Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
- Kimberly Vu-Dinh, UALR Assistant Professor Law - Director of Business Innovations Clinic
- Sol Kim, Immigration Law Attorney at Taylor Law Firm

Covid-19 and Diverse Communities: Debunking Myths About the Vaccine (April, 2021).

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance is pleased to host an informational webinar entitled: “Covid-19 and Diverse Communities: Debunking Myths About the Vaccine,” which will lay out the facts and answer the important questions regarding the Covid-19 vaccine(s).

Speakers will include: 

Dr. Huda Sharaf, Medical Director, Pat Walker Health Center, University of Arkansas
Dr. Derrick Gray, Family & Preventive Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor & Associate Program Director of Education, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
Ms. Dana Fields, Advanced Practice Nurse, Pat Walker Health Center, University of Arkansas

Conversation Series: Religious Inclusion in the Workplace (April, 2021).

Supervisors, managers, and the campus community play a role in ensuring that all individuals, no matter their background, feel welcome and that no aspect of their identity will mean that they feel as though they aren’t included. The University strives to encourage an environment where employees bring their “full self” to work, where they feel comfortable, willing, and able to talk about what is most important to them. As such, the workplace can play a critical role in breaking barriers and encouraging increased intercultural understanding and communication. The spring presents a wonderful opportunity for us to better understand the diverse faith perspectives represented in our U of A community. This conversation series will explore several of the upcoming events that many of our fellow faculty, staff, and student body will be celebrating and help attendees feel more comfortable engaging in conversations regarding religion and spirituality in the workplace and educational environment. Please note that this event is part of a series and will include new and different information from past sessions.

HerStory: Women's History Through an Equity Lens - March 24, 2021.

This talk featuring Dr. Lisa Corrigan (Professor of Communication and Director of the Gender Studies Program at the University of Arkansas, Fulbright College) examines the shifting political context of women's equality to understand historical and contemporary issues facing U.S. women as a social class, including: unequal political representation, poverty, social violence, the wage gap, the glass ceiling, second shift labor, and leaky pipelines. This program was co-hosted by the University of Arkansas Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance, the School of Law and the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

Black History Month: A Conversation with Reginald J. Miller: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Modern Age – February 3rd, 2021.

Reginald Miller, vice president and global chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at McDonald’s and an alumnus of the University of Arkansas, provided a virtual talk at 11:30 a.m. February 3rd as part of Black History Month 2021. 

“A Conversation with Reginald J. Miller: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Modern Age” featured discussions about diversity and inclusion, how to engage in these conversations in an organization, best practices and guidance for D&I, and how to prepare to work in diverse organizations. A short question-and-answer session followed the talk.

OEOC/WCOB Conversation Series: Religious Inclusion in the Workplace (January 2021)

Supervisors, managers, and the campus community play a role in ensuring that all individuals, no matter their background, feel welcome and that no aspect of their identity will mean that they feel as though they aren’t included. The University strives to encourage an environment where employees bring their “full self” to work, where they feel comfortable, willing, and able to talk about what is most important to them. As such, the workplace can play a critical role in breaking barriers and encouraging increased intercultural understanding and communication. The new year presents a wonderful opportunity for us to better understand the diverse faith perspectives represented in our U of A community. This conversation series will explore several of the upcoming events that many of our fellow faculty, staff, and student body will be celebrating and help attendees feel more comfortable engaging in conversations regarding religion and spirituality in the workplace and educational environment. 

OEOC/WCOB Conversation Series: Religious Diversity and Sensitivity Workshop (December 2020)

The Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace connects current and future business leaders across a variety of faith backgrounds and provides opportunities for increased understanding of diverse religious beliefs and values in the workplace. The winter holiday season presents a wonderful opportunity for us to better understand the diverse faith perspectives represented in our U of A community. This workshop will explore several of the upcoming winter holidays that many of our fellow faculty, staff, and student body will be celebrating.

UA OEOC Grievance Process 101

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas to encourage fair, efficient and equitable solutions for problems arising out of the employment relationship. Therefore, the informal and formal grievance policy has been adopted to provide an avenue of resolving grievances for all staff employees. This training will familiarize departments with their responsibilities in dealing with informal and formal grievances. 

Disability Awareness Month 2020: 10 Tips for Everday Digital Access

This workshop/webinar is designed for those who are new to digital accessibility. We’ll cover a few important items that everyone can do to create a more accessible digital world. Some of the areas of accessibility we will cover are email, MS Word Documents, MS PowerPoint and social media.

Disability Awareness Month 2020: Disability Harassment

While the recent #MeToo and #TimesUp movements shed light on workplace sexual harassment, employers remain less familiar with risks associated with workplace disability harassment.  This webinar will focus on the growing trend of disability harassment in the workplace, including: 

  • The difference between workplace harassment and bullying
  • Harassment in the disability context
  • Identifying types of adverse conduct
  • Exploration of selected case law and practical applications

Disability Awareness Month 2020: Designing an Accessible Online Course

Design is powerful in its ability to include some and exclude others. When the design of a course is approached in a thoughtful and inclusive way, it creates an educational environment where all students have an opportunity to learn and demonstrate their mastery of the course content. We’ll explore some of the barriers students with disabilities face in taking online courses and some solutions for removing those barriers.

Disability Awareness Month 2020: Creating a Campus Culture of Access and Inclusion

How can we move beyond compliance to creating a campus where disability is valued as an aspect of diversity and access and inclusion are provided proactively? We’ll explore some of the common barriers faced by faculty, staff and students with disabilities on a college campus and look at ways we can work together to remove those barriers.