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Choose to Include: Accessibility in Public Health

  • 13 Aug 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom
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Webinar: Choose to Include: Accessibility in Public Health

This webinar looks to increase disability awareness in health programs and provide people with tools, techniques, and best practices to create an accessibility framework for effective communication, resource development and event planning. We will begin by looking at the health disparities that people with intellectual disabilities (ID) face, and what Special Olympics is doing to impact the health of all people with ID. Then, we will discuss techniques and considerations to implement in Public Health that ensure that opportunities to be healthy are accessible for everyone.

Learning Objectives: Attendees will be able to assess components of Universal Design and Accessibility Framework, and how to implement them into their work and day to day lives. Implement best practices for effective communication when it comes to verbal information or written resources. Attendees will learn how to   Identify accessibility considerations when planning and hosting events. Attendees will understand the mission and work of Special Olympics both as a sports organization and health organization.

Speaker Bio: Taylor Mead is the Director of Health Programs for Special Olympics NY and oversees the organizations statewide Health initiatives, including the implementation of large-scale free health screenings and healthcare provider training opportunities. Although she has only worked for Special Olympics New York for 2.5 years, Taylor has taught swim lessons to multiple children with intellectual disabilities since 2015. Her passion for inclusion led her to Special Olympics, and she eagerly joined the mission to fight for health equity for the intellectual disability population. Taylor has background in recreation, fitness and wellness and earned a BA in Communications from Marist College and an MEd in Athletic Administration from Endicott College.

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