Technical standards have been identified as a barrier to entry in the health professions for many individuals with disabilities. This is compounded when programs mistakenly use discriminatory language and replace technical standards with “essential functions,” or core competencies, which do not accurately represent the intended use of these standards. This webinar outlines a thoughtful approach to reviewing their technical standards, that ensures clarity and transparency regarding the accommodation process, awareness of the varied accommodation options, and clear messaging to applicants about the programs’ commitments to diversity. The webinar will also provide examples of inclusive (“functional”) standards that reflect the needs of a 21st Century healthcare professionals, and offers guidance to programs seeking to amend practices to align with current standards.

October 1st: Revising Technical Standards to Align with Best Practice 3-5 EST