Accessibility Ambassadors: Disability Justice

Angela Carter and Katie Loop’s presentation on Academic Ableism in December was so popular, they are both back again this month. During this webinar, participants will be introduced to the history, foundational framework, and principles of Disability Justice, a framework for social justice examining disability and ableism as they relate to other forms of oppression and identity such as race, class, and gender. Participants will also be invited to examine their role in Disability Justice and increasing access for all.

Angela Carter is the co-founder of the Critical Disability Studies Collective and is currently the Pedagogy Specialist with Minnesota Transform. Her Ph.D. research and teaching areas of focus include feminist and queer disability studies, mental health, critical pedagogy, and U.S. cultural studies. Angela is a first-generation, multiply-disabled, queer 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.

Disability Justice
January 26, 2023 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 (January 12) 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: