“Academic Ableism and its Alternatives: From Retro-Fitting to Universal Design” LEAP CE Webinar

Provides up to 2 LEAP CE Credits

When: Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:40 PM (2 CE hrs)

Where: Zoom (registrants will be emailed Zoom login information 3 business days prior to session.)


We have a crisis of help-seeking around disability on our college and University campuses. The vast majority of disabled students will leave our campuses without ever seeking help.  There are a variety of possible reasons for this crisis, but most of them are related to the ableism that has always been a part of the structure and identity of higher education. Yet we have had an opportunity, over the last four years, to redesign higher education in ways we never have before. In this presentation and discussion, some possibilities for building a more accessible classroom and campus will be suggested and explored, with a focus on the potential of Universal Design for Learning in Veterinary Education. Come and share your own experiences, ideas, challenges and questions.


Jay Dolmage
Founding Editor of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

I am committed to disability rights in my scholarship, service, and teaching. My work brings together rhetoric, writing, disability studies, and critical pedagogy. My first book, entitled Disability Rhetoric, was published with Syracuse University Press in 2014. Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education was published with Michigan University Press in 2017 and is available in an open-access version online. Disabled Upon Arrival: Eugenics, Immigration, and the Construction of Race and Disability was published in 2018 with Ohio State University Press. I am the Founding Editor of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies.


Date of RegistrationPremier MembersIndividual Members Non-Members
On or Before August 21Free$50$300

Provides up to 2 LEAP CE Credits (dependent upon full attendance of the webinar and participation)