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These resource lists provide an opportunity to (re)learn a topic, idea, or concept. These educational resources consist of a short summary, list of additional resources, and action items. All resources on these guides can be accessed through the UT Library or free on the internet.
Fall 2022 (Re)Learning Moments
Equality and Equity
While these terms sound similar and often connect, equality and equity hold different meanings important to understand when making decisions concerning our community.
the quality or state of being equal, same
Equality emphasizes sameness in experiences between people, groups, and/or organizations. When using equality as a guiding concept, organizations provide the same level of opportunity and assistance. Many laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provide overarching equality focused supports.
justice, fairness in treating people
Equity acknowledges the unique circumstances individuals experience, recognizing that sameness might not benefit each person equally. To foster justice and fairness, equity focuses on access, opportunity, and advancement as aspects of an individual’s outcomes. Support levels vary under an equity mindset based on historical context and their relevance to individual’s need or ability.
- ‘Equity’ and ‘Equality’ – Merriam-Webster usage guide
- Equality, Equity, and Social Justice – video explanation of the differences between these terms
- Equity First: The Path to Inclusion and Belonging – LinkedIn Learning course
- Equity, Part 2: Fifty Years Later – Field Trip podcast episode
- Equity vs. Equality – LinkedIn Learning video
- Exploring The Difference Between Equity And Equality In America – NPR affiliated podcast episode with additional linked resources
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Originally commemorated in 1945 as a week-long celebration, the United States Congress declared October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in 1988 to highlight the employment needs and contributions of individuals with disabilities. This year’s theme, “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation,” recognizes the role people with disabilities hold in fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Plan NDEAM Observances (Educators)
List curated by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor
- Hold a Discussion
- Create a Display
- Organize an Assembly
- Implement “Soft Skills” Training
- Educate About Disability History
- Engage Student Leaders
- Share the “Guideposts for Success”
- Train Front-Line Staff
- 2022 NDEAM Resources – resource page created by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor
- Disability Employment Awareness Month – information curated by the Library of Congress including legislative documents
- Disability Pride Month Curated Guide – curated resources highlighting the stories and voices of people with disabilities
- Disability Visualizations – visual presentations of Census Bureau data
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