Creating an Inclusive Environment for People Living with Disabilities

Michelle Whitman and MaryLiz McNamara believe that disability is an asset. They are on a mission to build sustainably inclusive practices and experiences for all.

Michelle has over 20 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities in educational and corporate settings. Michelle’s passion for helping individuals see their weaknesses as a strength has paved the way for her success. She is the co-founder of Asset Based Consulting, Inc.

MaryLiz has decades of experience working on disability inclusion in education and employment. She has worked in cognitive rehabilitation for people with brain injuries, academic coaching, in career counseling for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and has led an accessibility office for a major university. She designed and led an award-winning program for neurodiverse university students which resulted in significant increases in degree completion and successful employment. She is the co-founder of Asset Based Consulting, Inc.

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In this episode….

We discuss the topic of inclusion and access for people living with disabilities with experts Michelle Whitman and MaryLiz McNamara. Did you know that there are approximately 1 in 4 people live with a disability and more than 50% of people in the U.S. either identify as a person with a disability or are closely connected to someone who does? Michelle and MaryLiz work to disrupt the mindset around disability, resulting in authentically developed, sustainable processes that are accessible and inclusive by design.

Here’s a glimpse of what you will learn:

  • Broaden your thinking about disability inclusion and access beyond compliance with regulation.
  • Identify your assumptions about people with disabilities and how they cause barriers to inclusion.
  • Be planful about disability inclusion from the beginning – be proactive versus reactive.

Contact Michelle or MaryLiz or connect with them through social media:


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