Trainings

Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services is committed to connecting with and educating the campus community to increase the awareness of disability, equity, inclusion and universal design in support of students. As we build a culture of inclusion for students with disabilities, the university as a whole benefits. We invite you to join us and engage in these trainings and dialogue to truly become the culture expressed in the Charter… “measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed.”

Schedule a training

You can request an AccessZone or customized training, or suggest a lunch and learn by submitting a training request form. Learn more about the different types of trainings below. For any questions about training, please contact Student.Accessibility@asu.edu.

Pre-set trainings

Pre-scheduled AccessZone sessions are available to individual participants throughout the fall and spring semesters. Dates and times are listed below. Please register here.

FALL

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

RSVP BY

9/15/21

1-4 p.m.

Online

9/10/21

10/21/21

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tempe campus, room TBD

10/1/21

11/18/21

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

West campus, room TBD

11/10/21

SPRING

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

RSVP BY

2/17/22

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Downtown campus, room TBD

2/1/22

3/17/22

1-4 p.m.

Poly campus, room TBD

3/1/22

4/14/22

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Online

4/11/22

AccessZone

Catalyst for Change recipient, from the Committee for Campus Inclusion

AccessZone is an in-depth 3-hour training program, developed for Arizona State University faculty, staff and students to increase institutional awareness and support for students with disabilities. AccessZone builds upon the ASU Charter, which states that we are measured by whom we include and how they succeed.

This program provides context by covering the history of disability and laws that impact those with disabilities in higher education. AccessZone prepares practitioners to understand disability as an important aspect of campus diversity and introduces Universal Design as it relates to access and inclusion in higher education settings.

Using an interactive approach to include videos, simulations, presentation and discussion, this program provides practitioners with the knowledge, tools and skills to work more effectively and confidently with students with disabilities.

Lori in training

AccessZone training raises awareness of students with ‘invisible’ disabilities

A new training program called AccessZone is designed to increase awareness among ASU faculty and staff about different kinds of disabilities and how to create support for all students.

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“Universal Design has been something I've implemented in many ways over my years of practice, but having a group discussion clued me into other things I can do to make my practices even more accessible to all. I will be adjusting routines and language to create a more inclusive environment.”
– Access Zone participant

“Everyone loved the AccessZone training and I look forward to the future Lunch and Learn Series.”
– Hannah Carter, M.Ed.,
Academic Success Specialist – Undergraduate Advising

Lunch and Learn Trainings

  • June 28th, Deaf HOH, 12-1pm with Lori Johnson:
    https://asu.zoom.us/j/89977530078
    Join Lori Johnson as she discusses accessibility within Zoom, in working with
    students who are deaf or HOH.
  • July 7th, Introduction to Student Accessibility, 12-1pm with Natalie Timmons
    and Renae Hackman:

    https://asu.zoom.us/j/81487259852
    Join Natalie Timmons and Renae Hackman to learn more about what we do within
    Student Accessibility and why we do it.
  • July 14th, Tricky Situations, 12-1pm with Teddy Moya:
    https://asu.zoom.us/j/85049877512
    Join Teddy Moya as she discusses various difficult or unusual situations in
    the classroom, and what you can do (examples: flexible due dates, pregnancy,
    ESA/Service Animals, to name a few).
  • July 21st, Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals with Jason Garcia:
    https://asu.zoom.us/j/88370490061
    Join Jason Garcia as he discusses the difference between an ESA and a Service
    Animal, to include classroom implications.