Structural Ableism refers to physical inaccessibility that effectively denies entry and equal use by people with disabilities. Barriers may include physical structures such as public spaces, and infrastructures like public buses and routes. A common example of this is a staircase with the absence of a ramp or elevator. This situation denies access to those who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, but what about other disabilities? How are they affected by structural ableism?
Given that structural ableism may render crisis services inaccessible, prevention strategies and practices are vital for people with disabilities. Through this webinar you will learn about different types of structural ableism, hear personal stories from our four panelists of how structural ableism impedes people with different disabilities, and ways to accommodate for different disabilities through universal design.
Indiana Disability Justice commits to bring live captioning (CART) to each of our webinars. The presenters in this webinar will be speaking English and the PowerPoint slides align with ADA guidelines. Reach out if you have additional access needs, including slides ahead of time, or if you need the slides in larger print. You can reach IDJ by emailing IDJ Webinar Coordinator Jennifer Milharcic at email@example.com. Please let IDJ know what we can do to increase accessibility on the evaluation you will receive after the webinar.