Accessibility Ambassadors: Academic Ableism

If you’re invested in equitable education, join us for this month’s webinar. During this session, presented by Angela M. Carter and Katie Loop, participants will learn how to identify and challenge the particular ways that ableism shows up in higher education—also known as academic ableism.

Angela Carter is the co-founder of the Critical Disability Studies Collective. Her Ph.D. research and teaching areas of focus include feminist and queer disability studies, mental health, pedagogy, and U.S. cultural studies. Angela is also a multiply disabled educator-scholar.

Katie Loop is the program specialist for CEHD America Reads, a literacy-based tutoring program at the University that partners with community sites across the Twin Cities to provide accessible and free tutoring. Additionally, they are an OED facilitator on topics such as addressing implicit bias in the search and selection processes, identifying and creating accessibility and equity during the hiring process, removing barriers and creating access, and ableism and disability justice. Katie is also a queer disabled educator.

Academic Ableism
December 15, 2022 noon-1 p.m.

Registration for this session is required. Let us know if you are attending. By default, we enable auto-captioning in the webinar. Please let us know what additional accommodations we can provide. Two weeks notice (December 1) will help us to better fulfill requests. This session will be recorded, captioned, and shared with the Google Group.

About Accessibility Ambassadors

Accessibility Ambassadors is a group of University employees from across all campuses who are passionate about making U of M digital resources more accessible online. They bring different skills, strengths, and backgrounds, but all want to create an inclusive and accessible community at the U of M.

They host events to teach, advocate, and discuss digital accessibility topics and strive to be resources for the University community.

To learn about more accessibility-related events at the University of Minnesota, please visit Accessible U.

For more information about the Ambassadors, join the Google Group or send an email to: