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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

Intersections and Independence:
13th Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:
April 16 - 17, 2013

Proposals are due January 16th, 2013

This year’s theme focuses presenters on the frictions, synergies and synthesis that occur at the boundaries of multiple roles, identities and perspectives within individuals and between them.  Some possibilities to consider:

  • Exploration of the simultaneous influences of models of disability (charity, medical, legal, social…) on individual experience, norms or systems change.
  • Universal Design; Independence and identity; Built, virtual & social environments.
  • How disability influences gender, ethnic and racial identities or how they influence disability identity development.
  • Representations of disability.
  • Variations in privilege and oppression across identities and roles.
  •  Locating disability: person, place or attitude.
  • Trends in law, education, business, public policy, …

Preference will be given to presentations that encourage conversations across the typical boundaries (care and independence, education and employment, research and practice, business and government, rights and charity …) or focus broadly on difference by incorporating parallels and contrasts 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.


Proposals are due January 16th, 2013

Proposals may be submitted: 

  • by e-mail as an attachment (Word, Word Perfect, TXT, or RTF formats)
  • to ADA-OSU@osu.edu
  • in the mail:
    University ADA Coordinator's Office
    340/308 SAS Building
    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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