Module 4: Ableism and Accessibility


Congratulations on completing this short course on the introduction of concepts and ideas on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within the work context! We hope you have learned your rights and responsibilities in the workplace as new professionals embarking on your post-graduate journeys.

We hope you have come away from this short course with an understanding that these topics covered are the first steps in the ongoing unlearning and learning process to addressing and responding to issues of discrimination and becoming active participants in integrating equity into their professional and personal lives.


Learning Objectives

Below are the learning outcomes for this that we shared with you in the Introduction section. Please take some time to review the list and see how many outcomes you achieved.

By completing this short course, you should now be able to:

  1. Describe, compare and critique models of disability, and how each reinforces, resists, disrupts and/or transgresses ableism and ableist language, images, narratives and actions.
  2. Describe educational and workplace accommodations and processes and the inherent tension associated with disclosure of disabilities and the duty to accommodate.
  3. Recognize the legal rights based on international, national and provincial laws and standards concerning persons with disabilities and the implications of an employer’s duty to accommodate.
  4. Demonstrate the centrality of self-advocacy and embed it within an ecological approach that identifies factors external to the individual.
  5. Describe practical steps for allies to play a role in advancing social inclusion and equity in higher education and the workplace.



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