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Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability
17th Annual Conference
April 12 - 13, 2017
The Ohio State University's Columbus Campus

Twelfth Annual
Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:
Experience Understood in Image, Poetry, Narrative and Research
April 24 - 25, 2012
Held on The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus

Proposals are due December 5th, 2011

During the course of packing for an office move I came across a well-used copy of Knots by R.D. Laing, an existential psychiatrist whose study of psychosis and mental illness influenced the development of the Antipsychiatry movement.  The book, written as Laing was struggling to find a balance between the different types of knowledge gained from listening to individual experience and increasingly statistical aggregate research, with the different understandings engendered by art and science, inspired this year’s theme. In the introduction to Knots he described his effort:

    “…  I could have remained closer to the ‘raw’ data in which these patterns appear.  I could have distilled them further towards an abstract logico-mathematical calculus.   I hope they are not so schematized that one may not refer back to the very specific experiences from which they derive; yet that they are sufficiently independent of ‘content’, for one to divine the final formal elegance in these webs of maya.”

Similarly, the theme for the Twelfth Annual Multiple Perspectives, “Experience Understood in Image, Poetry, Narrative and Research” reaches across disciplines, professions and modes of knowing for a fuller understanding of disability. The theme facilitates our twelve year exploration of disability as a reflection of the human condition as seen through the lenses of environmental, theoretical and social constructs as well as personal experience.

Preference will be given to presentations that encourage conversations across the typical divisions (medical and social, education and employment, research and practice, business and government, rights and charity …) or focus on the parallels, distinctions and intersections with race, gender and ethnicity.  

Past programs and conference updates as they become available can be found at:  http://ada.osu.edu/conferences.htm.

To be on the mailing list for the conference, send e-mail to ADA-OSU@osu.edu

The Multiple Perspectives Conference is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Endowment Fund and ongoing support from The Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

As a way to help you think about your presentations here are three different approaches to understanding attitudes toward disability parking:

Proposals are due December 5th, 2011

Proposals may be submitted:

  • By e-mail as an attachment (Word, Word Perfect, TXT, or RTF formats) to:

  • In the mail to:

    University ADA Coordinator's Office
    281 W. Lane Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43210.

Proposals must include:

  • Names and (as appropriate) titles and institutions/employers for each presenter.
  • Contact information (phone, mailing address, and e-mail) if there is more than one presenter please indicate one individual as the contact and lead presenter.
  • Title of Presentation (12 words or less)
  • Short Description (30 words or less)
  • Full Description (700 words or less)

Please describe the content, focus and desired outcomes for the presentation using these questions as a guide.

  • What is the format of the presentation (Lecture, Panel, Discussion, Performance, Other)?
  • Who is the intended audience (educators, employers, businesses, advocates, students, consumers, researchers, or other)?
  • How familiar should the audience be with the topic (beginner, intermediate, advanced)?
  • What are your three main goals for the presentation?
  • What will participants learn?

Please Note:
The full conference fees will be waived and lunch provided for presenters of accepted proposals. Presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging.



In part, the Multiple Perspectives Conference is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Endowment Fund.

If you have difficulty accessing any portions of this website due to incompatibility with adaptive technology, or you have suggestions on how we can make this site more accessible, or you need the information in an alternative format, please contact us at:

L. Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator
Address: ADA Coordinator's Office, The Ohio State University,
Ground Level; Hale Hall
154 W. 12th Ave.

Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-292-6207 (Voice)
614-688-8605 (TTY)
614-688-3665 (Fax)
E-mail: ada-osu@osu.edu

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