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COAA - Disability Etiquette

Helpful tips and resources

Below are some helpful tips and resources to mindfully guide you when interacting with or simply enjoying the company of your friends, students, co-workers, and colleagues with disabilities. 

In short, don't make assumptions about the person or that assistance in any form is necessary - ask first. When planning events, consider that attendees may have some type of disability. Plan for this and offer accommodations before the event occurs. (See the resource on this site, Hosting Events - Accessibility Considerations, for additional information).

Should you have any questions or would like additional guidance, feel free to reach out to Accessibility Partners @ UVA via email at accessibility@virginia.edu.


Etiquette Resources