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Intentional Inclusion for People with Disabilities – A New Year’s Resolution

January 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Disability Inclusion

About This Webinar

How confident are you in serving as an ally for individuals living with a disability who are members of military families? Disability is a dimension of diversity that is becoming more of a focus for organizations seeking to enhance their inclusive practices. This webinar provides information regarding:

  • Definition of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Size/scope of this population
  • Etiquette and language tips
  • What to say/not to say to someone managing a mental health condition
  • Ableism and intersections of disability with other dimensions of diversity
  • Tips on how to be a visible/effective ally

Learning Objectives

  • Understand size and scope of disability population.
  • Explore common courtesies, myths, and language preferences.
  • Avoid Ableism to foster inclusion and more productive interactions.


Deborah Dagit
President, Deb Dagit Diversity LLC
Former Chief Diversity Officer and
Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Merck

Deborah Dagit joined Merck as their Chief Diversity Officer in June 2001. She has had responsibility for global equal opportunity, employee relations, recruiting and staffing and diversity & inclusion and is now transitioning to lead Deb Dagit Diversity consulting. With over 80,000 employees and operating in over 100 countries, workforce diversity is no small matter at Merck. Under Ms. Dagit’s leadership at Merck, organizations such as Diversityinc, Working Mother, the Families and Work Institute, the Department of Defense 2010 Freedom Award (Veterans), the 2005 Department of Labor New Freedom Award (People with Disabilities) and the Human Rights Campaign have recognized the company for its exemplary work in diversity and inclusion. Merck has undergone more than 55 different federal audits for compliance with U.S. Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity requirements for federal contractors since 1980 – each time, receiving a letter of compliance. Ms. Dagit earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in Psychology from Oregon State University, and conducted her master’s coursework in Clinical Psychology at San Jose State University. She was a founding member in 1991, and a past Chair of the Conference Board’s Workforce Council on Diversity.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

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Continuing Education

  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE):  This program has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.0 CE credit for CFLE.
  • Certificates of Attendance are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.

Event Materials

Webinar Slides (PDF)

Tips for Designing Accessible Web Pages

Tips for Creating Accessible Documents

Universally Designs & Accessibility

Disability IN: Resource Library

Creating Meaningful & Virtual Connections with Individuals with Disabilities

Webinar Flyer (PDF)

Photo Credit: iStock


January 20, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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