The many ways the U is inclusive

The many ways the U is inclusive

By Life@TheU

The many ways the U is inclusive

By Life@TheU
The University embraces our differences and offers resources to faculty, staff, and students.

Throughout Disabilities in the Workplace Awareness Month, we have celebrated and recognized our colleagues of various abilities who contribute to the University of Miami community in extraordinary ways. While their contributions consistently help to drive the University’s mission and values, it is important to highlight the resources and support that make this work possible. Learn more about the resources available to faculty, staff, and students:

Human Resources Workplace Equity and Performance
As a resource for faculty, staff, and students, human resource’s Workplace Equity and Performance (WEP) team conducts live and online, web-based training programs designed to inform, educate, and guide members of the University community on specific issues that affect equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity, including sexual harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act, civil rights, and age discrimination. For additional information on requesting reasonable accommodations or to schedule a workshop or seminar, contact WEP at 305-284-3064 or visit ULearn to search for online trainings.

UM Dining
Food allergies and intolerances can impact anyone and the University’s Dining Services team is at the forefront of educating the UM community about proactive ways to help. From catering an event to creating a balanced lifestyle, a UM Dining registered dietitian is available to help navigate the University’s dining facilities and take full advantage of balanced dining options on the Coral Gables campus. Do you have an allergy or intolerance? Complete this form and a registered dietician will get back to you to address your personal needs and coach you through your campus dining experience. 

CARD – Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
The University of Miami-Nova Southeastern Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) is one of seven state-funded, university-based outreach and support centers in Florida, serving over twelve thousand families, from infants to senior citizens, with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related disabilities. While their services expand to the South Florida community, they are also a resource for faculty, staff, students, and their families with autism or related disabilities. Learn more about the services and support offered by UM-NSU CARD.

Learn how you can support an inclusive environment for people with different abilities.

University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) and Microsoft
In addition to supporting the University community’s technology needs, UMIT also partners with companies, such as Microsoft, to ensure that faculty, staff, and students with accessibility needs have the necessary support to excel in their role. Did you miss the most recent Tech Talk where UMIT experts reviewed Office 365 Accessibility Tools? Watch the recorded livestream here or access presentation slides to learn more about how you can create, communicate, and collaborate with everyone on any device.

Mailmen Center for Child Development
Located on the Miller School of Medicine campus, the Mailmen Center for Child Development is an academic center that addresses concerns of individuals with developmental disabilities and children with special health care needs through research, clinical service, training for professionals, parent workshops, and advocacy. Their clinical services are available to benefits-eligible faculty and staff, and many community outreach and training programs are open to the University community at no cost. Learn more about the Mailmen Center and explore the calendar of events for ways to get involved. 

Miller School of Medicine Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
The Miller School of Medicine is committed to fostering diversity and enriching the medical community while serving as a resource for faculty, staff, and students. With training, recruitment, and development programs the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion has created an inclusive community where everyone—regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, or political background—is empowered to reach their fullest potential.

Student Office of Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services provides academic accommodations and support to ensure that students with disabilities are able to access and participate in the opportunities available at the University of Miami. Accommodations are determined on a collaborative and case-by-case basis and are based on the documentation provided by the individual. Students seeking more information or those requesting services can learn more about accommodations and request support through the Camner Center for Academic Resources. 

Parking and Transportation
Faculty, staff, and students at the University are able to request parking and transportation accommodations through their respective office. Faculty and staff should contact HR's Workplace Equity and Performance, while students should contact the Office of Disabilities Services. Read more about accommodations and support from UM Parking and Transportation. 

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