Training and Resources
ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments
The Americans with Disabilities Act created a technical assistance program that consists of a document called the Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments. The tool kit is designed to teach state and local government officials how to identify and fix problems that prevent people with disabilities from gaining equal access to state and local government programs, services, and activities. It will also show state and local officials how to conduct accessibility surveys of their buildings and facilities to identify and remove architectural barriers to access.
People First Language and Disability Etiquette
Not knowing how to act or speak to a person who has a disability can lead to uncomfortable situations. The People First Language and Disability Etiquette webinar (Windows Media Player | RealPlayer) informs you how to properly speak and write about disability. Information about interacting with a person who has a disability is also provided. The webinar is led by Wendy Dean, State Coordinator of People First. Ms. Dean provides a history of the system changes that have occurred when dealing with a person with disabilities. She explains some of the terminology used and how they have changed. The program discusses how People First Language and disability etiquette create a more positive and respectful atmosphere for everyone.
Supportive Etiquette Handouts
- Webinar Power Point
- Disability Etiquette Overview
- History Facts
- Worksheets for Correct Terms
- Language for Speaking and Writing About Disabilities
Page last updated: April 10, 2017