University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

Online Trainings

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The University of Texas at Austin is committed to providing equal access and opportunities to all persons, and to heighten awareness and understanding of other perspectives and experiences. We realize that it can be difficult to make time to attend a training or workshop and in order to make trainings more accessible, we have found several valuable online training modules that can be accessed at your convenience.

We hope you will take the time to expand your knowlege and awareness of people with disabilities and help UT Austin become a more welcoming and inclusive environment for people with disabilities.

UT Safety Education Program Online Training Module: Disability Advocacy

The UT Dean of Students Program Safety Education Services, in conjunction with SSD, has developed an online training module on the topic of Disability Advocacy. This training module is designed to provide an introduction to understanding disability as an aspect of diversity and to provide practical considerations for working with people with disabilities.

In Their Shoes

As part of our commitment, we are providing the UT community with a program entitled, In Their Shoes. The In Their Shoes on-line presentation is designed to provide valuable insight into the experiences of persons with disabilities.

Please follow the link to access the online program.  Access In Their Shoes

When prompted for a “College ID,” please enter ssd. If this is your initial visit to the site, you do not need to provide a “User ID.” Once you enter and submit the College ID, a User ID will be assigned to you. You can retain this unique personal number for any subsequent visits to the program.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 512-471-6259 or via email, ssd@austin.utexas.edu

American Psychological Association disABILITY Resource Toolbox (DART)

Designed for psychology training directors and faculty to better support students with disabilities, the APA’s DART is a useful training for anyone interested in learning more about working with students with disabilities in higher education. Divided into 5 Toolkits covering the following topics:

University of Connecticut’s Universal Design in Instruction Project

Universal Design for Instruction (UDI), the foundation for grant activities, is an approach to college instruction that anticipates diversity of learners and provides a framework for college faculty to incorporate inclusive strategies in their teaching. The FacultyWare site was designed to provide you with a broad range of information and tools to enhance the design and delivery of instruction for diverse college students.

Colorado State University’s ACCESS Project

If you are an instructor looking for techniques that will help you reach a diverse group of students, including student with disabilities, we invite you to browse our resources under Universal Design for Learning and Disability Modules. If you’re a student with a disability making the transition from high school to college, or the parent or advocate of such a student, please take a look at our Self-Advocacy resources.

 University of Washington DO-IT  (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center

The following websites help faculty, administrators, and staff create accessible environments, programs, and resources for students with disabilities and help students with disabilities prepare for and succeed in college.

How to create an inclusive postsecondary learning environment. View more videos.

BDI DisABILITY Awareness Solutions Online Training Modules

The training is divided into five self-paced learning modules. The first four modules open with a 3-4 question “mini-quiz” to assess your knowledge and then provide relevant content to broaden your understanding. Supplemental content is available for download at the end of each module.

Depending upon pace of reading, each module should take approximately 5-10 minutes to review. By participating in all the modules, you will gain not only greater awareness but also practical strategies for inclusion.

Disability 101 participants can stop, start, and return to any part of the modules at any time. The 5 modules cover the following material: Basic Disability Facts, Barriers & Accessibility, Strategies for Inclusion, DisABILITY Insights and Take Action