VIRTUAL: People First Language in the Workplace April 7, 2022

  • April 7, 2022, 9:00 am US/Central
  • Virtual

On behalf of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, our Inclusion Matters 2022 programming will kick off on April 7 with “People First Language in the Workplace.”

Katie Algrim of the Regional Office of Education of Kane County will return to Fermilab for a virtual workshop, and she will share best practices on developing a culture that emphasizes members of the community first.

“A quadriplegic” or “a person with quadriplegia”: What’s the difference? How can this improve inclusion in the workplace? As a community we must first acknowledge that people with disabilities are people first, they are not their disability. Person-first language recognizes that all people have many different characteristics, skills, strengths, challenges, and interests. Having a disability does not define who a person is.

Date: April 7, 9:00 – 10:00 am CST

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For any questions, please contact Anahi Ruiz Beltran at