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Webinar – Disability Education: Staff Training

Date: July 13, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

What does it mean to create a truly disability inclusive workplace? What barriers to accessibility may inherently exist in an organizational structure? Why is instituting disability education in diversity, equity, and inclusion training important?

As organizations seek to incorporate the Disability Inclusion Pledge into their everyday practice, staff training and education on disability is essential, yet often overlooked. Sarah Napoli, learning services director at the Disability & Philanthropy Forum, will present an example of an introductory staff training on disability inclusion. This will be a highly interactive workshop using media, small and large group dialogues, and breakout rooms. There will be time for Q&A at the end.

We will cover key topics including:

  • The medical and social models of disability
  • Moving beyond legal expectations.
  • Creating a disability-inclusive culture.

Feedback from this session will support the Disability & Philanthropy Forum in developing a more comprehensive forum member training and learning journey.

CART will be provided. If you require another accommodation to fully participate in the webinar, please note it in your registration, or contact us at or 407-917-6864. This free webinar is presented by the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.

About the Trainer

Sarah Napoli, Learning Services Director

Sarah Napoli is the learning services director at the Disability and Philanthropy Forum. From
2019-2023, she acted as the lead disability inclusion project officer within the people and culture Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity team at Open Society foundations. She has over 20 years of experience teaching and conducting training on social justice and advocacy. She holds two MA degrees in social justice in intercultural relations and applied human rights. She identifies as a proud disabled person and enjoys chatting about Geek culture and her former life as a hip hop researcher and dancer. She has conducted workshops and training all over the USA and around the globe.