CED introduces WVU CED Ally Trainings; highly requested free virtual trainings about disabilities offered on rotating basis

Four different courses feature basic information about disabilities

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities is now offering highly requested free trainings focused on basic information about disabilities that are offered virtually, once per month, on a rotating basis. Become a WVU CED Ally by completing all four trainings and get your name/your company’s name included on the WVU CED Ally List. 

Social Work CEUs available.
All courses start at 11:00 a.m. EST.
Click the course titles below to learn more and register.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 101 (IDD 101)
Next training date: June 25, 2024

Participants will increase their awareness of a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as common barriers faced by these populations.

Disability Etiquette and Inclusive Language
Next training date: July 23, 2024

Participants will identify the influence that language has on the perceptions of individuals with disabilities and differentiate between person-first language and identity-first language. Considerations for inclusivity across all environments will be discussed.

Creating Accessible Documents
Next training date: August 27, 2024

Participants will identify common accessibility features such as accessible fonts and demonstrate the use of alternative text with Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word to better support low-vision and non-sighted readers. Learners will be able to create screen-reader, dyslexia, and color blindness friendly documents.

Navigating Disability Services (Birth to Adult)
Next training date: September 24, 2024

Participants will identify disability systems of support for ages birth through adulthood with consideration of the educational pathway and medical pathway in the state of West Virginia.

Learn about more education and training opportunities at the CED.

If you have any questions about trainings or educational opportunities, please reach out to the CED Education Coordinator, Dr. Tori Gilbert: tori.gilbert@hsc.wvu.edu.