Throughout October, learn to be an advocate for individuals with disabilities

drawing of two people holding a sign that reads: I'm an advocateBy Brooke Carbo

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October, UAB Human Resources’ AWARE Disability Management Program is providing opportunities for employees to learn how to recognize and engage with individuals with disabilities at UAB.

Disability etiquette training

In this virtual training 10 a.m. Oct. 20, representatives from the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services will discuss the preferred manner of interacting with individuals with disabilities; participation is interactive, so audio and visual capabilities are recommended.

Weekly educational videos

During October, AWARE will share videos weekly from the What Can You Do? Campaign for Disability Employment that explore employment issues experienced by and the workplace contributions of persons with disabilities. Visit each week

Disability-management services

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Year-round, AWARE provides services for employees whose roles are affected by physical, mental or emotional impairments via requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. AWARE also coordinates worksite evaluations and assigns employee access to UAB’s paratransit service, BlazeRide.