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Archived News and Events

*NOTE: This page contains news and events listings from one year ago and earlier. Visit the current events page to see news, upcoming events, and past events within the last year.

2010

  • September 21, 2010. Corrections and the ADA: Balancing the Rights of people with Disabilities While Incarcerated. Guest Moderator: Jim DeJong, director, DBTAC-Great Plains ADA Center. Registration is required to attend the session. For more details and registration information about this specific session, please email ADAOhio: adaohio@aol.com or visit their web site at: http://www.ada-ohio.org/informat.htm. The ADA Audio Conferences are sponsored by the DBTAC - Great Lakes ADA Center in Chicago, IL.
  • August 17, 2010. ADA & After School and Daycare Programs for children with Disabilities. Guest Moderator: Shelley kaplan, Director, DBTAC-Southeast ADA Center. Registration is required to attend the session. For more details and registration information about this specific session, please email ADAOhio: adaohio@aol.com or visit their web site at: http://www.ada-ohio.org/informat.htm. The ADA Audio Conferences are sponsored by the DBTAC - Great Lakes ADA Center in Chicago, IL.
  • July 20, 2010. ADA Update: 20th Anniversary of the ADA. Speakers: Sharon Rennert, Senior Attorney Advisor, Americans with Disabilities Act Division and John Wodatch, Chief, Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Registration is required to attend the session. For more details and registration information about this specific session, please email ADAOhio: adaohio@aol.com or visit their web site at: http://www.ada-ohio.org/informat.htm. The ADA Audio Conferences are sponsored by the DBTAC - Great Lakes ADA Center in Chicago, IL.
  • June 15, 2010. Disability Statistics: What Do They Tell Us? Speaker: Andrew Houtenville, Associate professor of Economics, University of new Hampshire. Registration is required to attend the session. For more details and registration information about this specific session, please email ADAOhio: adaohio@aol.com or visit their web site at: http://www.ada-ohio.org/informat.htm. The ADA Audio Conferences are sponsored by the DBTAC - Great Lakes ADA Center in Chicago, IL.
  • May 18, 2010. Reservations Please: Ensuring Access for Customers with Disabilities. Guest Moderator: Marian Vessels, Director, DBTAC - Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. Registration is required to attend the session. For more details and registration information about this specific session, please email ADAOhio: adaohio@aol.com or visit their web site at: http://www.ada-ohio.org/informat.htm. The ADA Audio Conferences are sponsored by the DBTAC - Great Lakes ADA Center in Chicago, IL.
  • May 10 - 11, 2010. Gateways Conference. Held at the Columbus Polaris Hilton Hotel, Gateways is a biennial conference sponsored by the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission in cooperation with other Ohio Agencies such as Education, Mental Health and ODDD. Session topics include working with persons on the autism spectrum, visual impairments, access to higher education, self-employment, developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, deaf and hard of hearing, and many more.  Additionally, this year’s conference has a special strand of sessions dealing with transition youth. The registration fee is $75 for both days and keynote speakers will be Greg Smith, nationally known motivational speaker, Kathy West-Evans from the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR), and Richard Luecking, President of TransCen, an organization that works to improve post-school employment outcomes for students with disabilities. The conference will be held Monday and Tuesday, May 10-11 at the Columbus Polaris Hilton Hotel off of Interstate 71.  Hours for the conference will be 9 am-4 pm daily.  Registration information available online at www.rsc.ohio.gov.  Persons may also call Mike Kinney at 614-438-1724 or e-mail at Michael.Kinney@rsc.state.oh.us for information.
  • May 1, 2010. All Technology All the Time. A half day, hands on experience with a variety of assistive technology devices that enlarge, talk, display Braille, or otherwise make print accessible to individuals with vision impairments. Learn to use a talking GPS device, get an introduction to Windows 7, discover the ease of using digital book players, and much more in one-on-one and group demonstrations. Volunteers from ACB-Ohio will share their knowledge of the use of technology in daily living. This educational opportunity is free, but pre-registration is required.  Requests for demonstrations of specific pieces of equipment are welcome.  Contact the ACB-Ohio office at 614.221.6688 or at Mary.hiland@sbcglobal.net to request a specific session or to receive a registration form. Sessions will be held on The Ohio State University Columbus Campus.
  • April 27 - 28, 2010. Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, & Disability: Future History including signing of a Proclamation of Recommitment to Full Implementation of the ADA. The Tenth Annual Multiple Perspectives conference continues a decade of community exploration of disability as an individual experience and  social reality that cuts across typical divisions of education & employment; scholarship & service; business & government; race, gender & ethnicity. The second decade of the ADA is coming to a close refreshed by amendments. Such milestones are an opportunity to consider where we are, how we got here and where we are going; an opportunity to step back from the immediate demands of access and reflect on how access, Inclusion and disability fit with our goals of social justice, diversity and excellence. “Future History” was chosen as this year’s theme to encourage this reflection by celebrating the themes of past conferences. For more detailed information on the conference, please visit the web page at: http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2010Conf/main10.html or contact the ADA Coordinator's Office by email at: ada-osu@osu.edu or by calling: (V) 614-292-6207 or (TTY) 614-688-8605.
  • April 26, 2010. PreConference: The Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended: Update for 2010: Enforcement & Rule Making -- 3 Sessions. CEUs were available. Session 1: The ADA Title I: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Rule Making & Enforcement Trends. 8:45 – 11:30. 2.75 CEUs available. In October the EEOC released its draft regulations implementing the recent amendments to the American’s with Disabilities Act for public comment. This work shop will provide a review of the amendments, a sense of the public comments submitted and a status update followed by a practical discussion of six critical policy and practice implications. Session 2: The ADA Titles II & III: Existing Facilities, Renovation & New Construction; Department of Justice Rule Making & Enforcement Trends.12:30 – 2:45. AIA CEUs Pending. In January of 2009 the Department of Justice withdrew the proposed changes in the regulations enforcing the ADA including changes to the Standards for Accessible Design for review by the new administration. This workshop will review the status of the proposed changes to the Standards for Accessible Design and discuss how they are influencing litigation and practice. Session 3: The ADA Titles II & III: Beyond Buildings Department of Justice Rule Making & Enforcement Trends Monday April 26th, 2010 3:15 – 5:30 In January of 2009 the Department of Justice withdrew the proposed changes in the regulations enforcing the ADA for review by the new administration. This workshop will review the status of the proposed changes and discuss how they are influencing litigation and practice. Detailed information can be found on the web page at: http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2010Conf/PreConference2010.html or contact the ADA Coordinator's Office by email at: ada-osu@osu.edu or by calling: (V) 614-292-6207 or (TTY) 614-688-8605.
  • April 20, 2010. Conducting Effective Accessibility Surveys, Part II. Guest Moderator: Don Brandon, Project Director, DBTAC-Northwest ADA Center. Registration is required to attend the session. For more details and registration information about this specific session, please email ADAOhio: adaohio@aol.com or visit their web site at: http://www.ada-ohio.org/informat.htm. The ADA Audio Conferences are sponsored by the DBTAC - Great Lakes ADA Center in Chicago, IL.
  • March 16, 2010. Conducting Effective Accessibility Surveys, Part I. Panel of speakers to be announced. Guest Moderator: Don Brandon, Project Director, DBTAC-Northwest ADA Center. Registration is required to attend the session. For more details and registration information about this specific session, please email ADAOhio: adaohio@aol.com or visit their web site at: http://www.ada-ohio.org/informat.htm. The ADA Audio Conferences are sponsored by the DBTAC - Great Lakes ADA Center in Chicago, IL.
  • February 16, 2010. Aging Workers with Disabilities: Implications for Employers. Speakers: Susanne Bruyere, Director of Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University and Wendy Strobel, Project Coordinator, DBTAC-Northeast ADA Center. Registration is required to attend the session. For more details and registration information about this specific session, please email ADAOhio: adaohio@aol.com or visit their web site at: http://www.ada-ohio.org/informat.htm. The ADA Audio Conferences are sponsored by the DBTAC - Great Lakes ADA Center in Chicago, IL.
  • January 19, 2010. Service Animals: Unraveling the Differences and Best Practices. Speaker: Jacquie Brennan, Attorney, DBTAC-Southwest ADA Center. Guest Moderator: Wendy Wilkinson, project Director, DBTQAC-Southwest ADA Center. Registration is required to attend the session. For more details and registration information about this specific session, please email ADAOhio: adaohio@aol.com or visit their web site at: http://www.ada-ohio.org/informat.htm. The ADA Audio Conferences are sponsored by the DBTAC - Great Lakes ADA Center in Chicago, IL.

2009

  • December 15, 2009. Social Networking Sites and Accessibility: Implications for Employers. Speakers: Beth Loy, Ph.D., JAN principal consultant, and Linda Batiste, JAN Consultant. Registration is required to attend the session. For more details and registration information about this specific session, please email ADAOhio: adaohio@aol.com or visit their web site at: http://www.ada-ohio.org/informat.htm. The ADA Audio Conferences are sponsored by the DBTAC - Great Lakes ADA Center in Chicago, IL.
  • November 17, 2009. Legal Update: Review and Analysis of Key Concepts under the ADA. Speaker: Barry Taylor, Legal Advocacy Director, Equip for Equality. Registration is required to attend the session. For more details and registration information about this specific session, please email ADAOhio: adaohio@aol.com or visit their web site at: http://www.ada-ohio.org/informat.htm. The ADA Audio Conferences are sponsored by the DBTAC - Great Lakes ADA Center in Chicago, IL.
  • April 28 - 29, 2009. Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, & Disability. 9th Annual Conference. Pfahl Executive Education and Conference Center, The Ohio State University. Detailed information on the 2009 and previous conferences is available at: http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/past/default.htm
  • April 28, 2009. A Call to Action: Preparing to Serve Wounded Warriors. The Ken Campbell Memorial Lecture on Disability Policy. The Blackwell Inn on the Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus. For more information visit:
     http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2009Conf/announcement.html. A highlight of the annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability conference, the Ken Campbell Memorial Lecture on Disability Policy was a free public lecture hosted by the Columbus Advisory Committee on Disability Issues to honor Campbell’s life’s work as an advocate, including over twenty years guiding the City of Columbus’ disability policies. The 2009 lecture "A Call to Action: Preparing to Serve Wounded Warriors” consisted of two sessions followed by a reception.
     
    “A Perfect Storm”  presented by Paul D. Grossman. The presenter set the context with an overview of the historic role of veterans in the advancement of civil rights; the different injury patterns acquired with today’s deployment in the Middle East, the new definition of disability under the ADAAA and the new GI Bill.  These trends and realities are intersecting on today’s campuses; are we headed for a perfect storm or a perfect opportunity? 
     
    "Serving Wounded Warriors: Current & Best Practices." Mary Lee Vance and Paul D. Grossman. During the second half of the lecture the presenters shared preliminary findings of a national survey of college disability services offices on effective practices in serving wounded warriors.  The full results were published by The Association on Higher Education and Disability in a special issue of the Journal of Post-Secondary Education and Disability in the spring of 2009. 
     
    Sponsors for the 2009 Campbell Memorial Lecture
    The Ohio State University Office of Veterans Affairs http://hr.osu.edu/vet
    The Ohio State University Multicultural Center http://multiculturalcenter.osu.edu
    The Columbus Advisory Committee on Disability
    VSA Arts of Ohio http://www.vsao.org/index.php
    The Ohio State University Wexner Center for the Arts http://wexarts.org
  • April 14 - 16, 2009. 10th Solidarity Conference, sponsored by The Disability Network of Ohio. Ohio's leading conference for and about people with disabilities shared experiences and ideas with people from all parts of Ohio, collected helpful information and resources and informed people about new programs. Information can be obtained at: http://www.dnos.org.
  • March 5, 2009; 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. The New Disability: Determining Disability & Accommodations under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The Dana Conference Center, University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus. SHRM & CRC CEU's were offered. On January first 2009 the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) became effective as Public Law 110-335. The primary focus of the statute is to clarify the definition of disability in the ADA, extending its protections to more individuals. This workshop provided an overview of the ADA as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 with an emphasis on changes that effected policy and decision making surrounding the accommodation process. Program information is located on the web site at: http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/documents/2009ToledoWorkshops Reg.doc
  • March 5, 2009. Pending ADA Regulations: Preparing for Change in 2009. University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus. CRC & AIA CEU's were offered. In June 2008 the Department of Justice proposed the first significant changes to its ADA regulations for title II and title III (including the Standards for Accessible Design). The final regulations will have a far reaching impact on construction, high stakes testing, service animal policies, program access and effective communication. This session provided an overview of the full scope of regulatory proposals by the Department of Justice with an emphasis on changes to the construction standards that have been referred to as “the new ADAAG”. Program information is located on the web site at: http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/documents/2009ToledoWorkshops Reg.doc
  • February 27, 2009. Transition And Communication Consortium on Learning & Disabilities (TACCLD) 2009 Conference. Blackwell Hotel and Conference Center, The Ohio State University Columbus Campus. Keynote speaker: Laura Kaloi, public policy director at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Program information is located at: http://www.taccld.org.
  • February 26, 2009. The New Disability? Determining Disability and Accommodations under the ADA and ADAAA of 2008. The Ohio State University Columbus Campus. SHRM and CRC CEU’s were offered. Details in Word format located at: http://ada.osu.edu/documents/2009NewADAAATraining.doc.
  • February 4, 2009, 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. See It. Hear It: An Audio Description Workshop. Learn to translate the visual components of artwork into vivid, verbal images making your space more accessible. Using the OSU Urban Arts Space as a laboratory, this workshop offers training and hands-on experience. Participants will learn to create visual descriptions of artwork that inspire the imagination and provide access to people who are blind or have low vision while enhancing museum and gallery tours for everyone. Learn how to give visually descriptive tours in person, in writing and through audio recording. For more information contact 614-292-8861 or uas@osu.edu.

    The workshop was organized by The Ohio State University ADA Coordinator, Scott Lissner, and OSU Urban Arts Space Accessibility Coordinator, Eva Ball, and will be led by Alan Woods. Woods is founding president of Audio Description International and director of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute.

2008

  • April 21, 2008. Preconferences: "From Legal Principles to Informed Practice: What Non-lawyers Can Take Away From Reading The Law" and "Access by Design: From Minimum Compliance to Universal Design." April 21, 2008 at the Holiday Inn on the Lane. http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/past/2008preconference.html
  • April 22-23, 2008. Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, & Disability: Looking Back and Thinking Ahead.
    8th Annual Conference, April 22-23, 2008 at the Pfahl Executive Education and Conference Center, The Ohio State University. http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/past/2008program.html
  • Disability & Disability Studies at The Ohio State University: A Multimedia History
    Working with Professor Brenda Brueggemann, psychology major Karla Kmetz documents the history and context of Disability Studies at The Ohio State University as part of the Research on Research program. Research on Research is an innovative program that partners the university’s leading researchers with undergraduate students. Supported by TELR (Technology Enhanced Learning and Research), students collaborate with a faculty member to develop a multimedia portfolio documenting research. Housed in the Digital Union, this program fosters interdisciplinary scholarly exchange, skills building, and an exciting exploration of the world of academics.
    Click here for more details on the Disability Studies Multimedia History Project.

2007

  • October 11, 2007. Universal Usability in Action Tech Open House.
    Digital Union; 370 Science & Engineering Library; 175 W. 18th; The Ohio State University.
    This conference features panels, workshops and an Open House with demonstrations of the latest in accessible technology. Panels will discuss topics such as accessible technologies in the classroom from the student’s perspective & teaching students with disabilities from the faculty’s perspective. A workshop will cover creating documents with a high degree of usability in Word, PowerPoint, & PDF.  For more information, contact: Liv Gjestvang; Coordinator, Digital Union; gjestvang.1@osu.edu; 614-247- 6457 or Ken Petri; Web Accessibility Center; petri.1@osu.edu; 614-292-1760 for more information.
  • October 4, 2007. Dr. Jane Fernandes Public Lecture.
    Drinko Hall Auditorium, The Ohio State University.
    Dr. Jane Fernandes was appointed to be the ninth President of Gallaudet University on 5/1/07, the appointment was withdrawn on 10/29/07 after seven months of protest. Dr. Fernandes was born deaf and raised in the Oral (rather than ASL) tradition and will offer her unique observations on Deafness as a dimension of diversity within society and on diversity within the Deaf community. For more information, CONTACT: Brenda Brueggemann, brueggemann.1@osu.edu.
  • September 29 - 30, 2007. Midwest Regional Disability Lifestyles Conference and Expo: Sharing Our World with You.
    In collaboration with VAS Arts Ohio, Columbus Recreation and Parks Dept., Ohio Wheelchair Sports Association, and a growing list of other prominent sponsors, The Ohio State University will host the first annual Midwest Regional Disability Lifestyles Conference and Expo. This event is planned by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities, their friends, family, and the professional communities who support them.

    In combination with a large expo of vendors and service providers, a Saturday night reception party, and keynote address, there will be workshops on various activities, recreational opportunities, arts programs, and competitive sports clinics and demos on Saturday and Sunday. For more information or for a proposal submission form (deadline for submissions 5/31/07), please CONTACT: Derek Mortland, midwestregconf@yahoo.com. For session descriptions and to print a registration form in PDF format to be filled out & mailed, go to: http://ada.osu.edu/MobilityConf2007/SessionDescriptions.html
  • April 3-4, 2007. Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, & Disability: Rights, Responsibilities, and Social Change.
    7th Annual Conference. Pfahl Executive Education and Conference Center, The Ohio State University. http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2007program.htm.
  • Friday, March 2, 2007 - TAACLD Annual Conference
    The Blackwell Hotel & Conference Center, The Ohio State Unviersity
    TACCLD (Transition and Communication Consortium on Learning Disabilities) is a network of individuals exploring ways to facilitate the transition of high school students with learning disabilities to the post secondary and vocational experience. Please join us for our 20th annual conference on March 2, 2007 at The Ohio State University’s Blackwell Executive Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This year’s theme is “20 Years of Transition”. Students with learning disabilities, their parents, special education teachers, guidance counselors, parent mentors, school psychologists and other disability service providers. Disability services providers at postsecondary schools are also welcome. More information and registration materials are available on the TACCLD website at www.TACCLD.org. Questions regarding membership and the conference can also be directed to TACCLD’s e-mail address at taccld@yahoo.com.
  • February 21, 2007 - Technical Standards and the ADA
    1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital; The Ohio State University Campus
    Increasingly accrediting agencies and professional associations are encouraging programs to develop technical standards; nonacademic criteria for admission, continued program participation, field work and clinical placements. From the ability to discriminate heart sounds to the ability to comply with professional codes of conduct technical standards focus on the prerequisite abilities for the acquisition and safe practice of professional skills. Learn how to develop, refine and implement technical standards that are compliant with the ADA. Registration is required and limited. The Ohio State University Faculty & Staff will receive priority registration. For more information visit: http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2007TechnicalStandards.html or contact: L. Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator, The Ohio State University, by email: ada-osu@osu.edu; voice: 614-292-6207; TTY: 614-688-8605.

2006

  • Monday, November 20, 2006 - Open House at the Digital Union; Universal Usability Technology
    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Digital Union; 370 Science & Engineering Library; 175 W. 18th Ave; Columbus Campus.
    Want to learn about leading edge technologies for universal access? Stop by the Ohio State University’s Digital Union for our first Universal Usability Tech Open House, featuring stations where you can play with the latest in accessibility technologies from Apple, Freedom Scientific, Human Ware and Kurzweil. Chat with vendors and check out interactive demos of Trekker GPS, Dragon, ZoomText, JAWS, WYNN and Apple’s new VoiceOver and Zoom technologies, then experience an accessible rich-media website covering the history of Disability Studies at OSU. For more info, visit http://www.digitalunion.osu.edu/usability or call (614) 247-6457. Sponsored by: OSU's Web Accessibility Center, Office for Disability Services, the Disability Studies Program, the ADA Coordinator's Office, TELR and the Digital Union, with the support of Universal Low Vision Aids. For questions about access or to request accommodation, contact ada-osu@osu.edu or call (614) 292-6207(v) or (614) 688-8605(tty)
  • Friday, November 17, 2006 - Increasing the Success of Employees with Mental Health Disabilities in the Workplace
    The Ohio State University Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator’s Office and the Division of Occupational Therapy are co-hosting a one-day seminar to address the issue of how to help employees with disabilities increase their success in the workplace. A primary focus will be accommodations for social, behavioral, and mental health issues. This seminar will help service providers and human resource specialists to better understand the unique challenges facing individuals with psychiatric disabilities in the work environment. This is a 6 hour CEU course pending approval for occupational therapists, counselors and social workers, certified disability management specialists, certified rehabilitation counselors, certified case managers, and certified adult services providers. CONTACT: ADA Coordinator's Office; (Voice) 614-292-6207; (TTY) 614-688-8605; (Email) ada-osu@osu.edu or visit the web page at: http://ada.osu/whatsnew/jobcoach2006.htm.
  • Thursday, November 16, 2006 - The Story of Junius Wilson
    5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Saxbe Auditorium, Drinko Hall, Moritz College of Law
    Dr. Susan Burch, Associate Professor of History at Gallaudet University, will address broad historical issues, including Jim Crow racism, disability discrimination, eugenics, & activism as they effected the life of Junius Wilson, a deaf African American. In 1925, Mr. Wiilson was falsely accused of attempted rape, deemed incompetent to stand trial, & imprisoned in the State Hospital for the Colored Insane for more than 7 decades. After 76 years in the State Hospital, his release was won by court order. It was officially noted in 1970 that Wilson was not mentally disabled. Dr. Burch teaches Russian, American, Deaf, & Disability History. FOR PROGRAM DETAILS CONTACT: Brenda Brueggemann at brueggemann.1@osu.edu. The event will be signed in ASL. For questions about access or other types of accommodations, please contact the ADA Coordinator's Office at ada-osu@osu.edu.
  • A Meeting of Minds: Part 2; August, 2006
    The Ohio Domestic Violence and Disability Task Force is hosting this one-day conference to continue addressing the issues of domestic violence and abuse against Ohioans with disabilities. This conference will build upon our understanding of the unique dynamics of disability and violence, and to identify next steps in working collaboratively to address this issue. CONTACT: Axis at (Voice/TTY) 614-262-8124 or 800-231-2947; e-mail axiscenter@aol.com or visit the webpage at: http://ada.osu.edu/whatsnew/meetingofminds.htm.
  • Thursday - Friday, July 13 & 14, 2006
    Universal Design & Visitability: From Accessibility to Zoning Conference
    Presented by The Ohio State University's Knowlton School of Architcture in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, The Kirwin Institute for Race and Ethnicity, The John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy, The American Planning Association, The Great Lakes ADA & Accessible IT Center, ADA-OHIO, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Mid-Ohio Board of Independent Living, and The Ability Center of Greater Toledo. CONTACT: Jennifer Evans-Cowley at (Voice) 614-247-7479; e-mail cowley.11@osu.edu; or visit the website: http://knowlton.osu.edu/ped/universaldesign.htm.
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 7:00 a.m. (registration & Silent Auction viewing), 7:30 a.m. (breakfast)
    Fore Hope Memorial Tournament Breakfast.
    Sponsored by Fore Hope at the Wedgewood Golf and Country Club. Featured speaker will be Jim Furyk. Everyone attending will receive a ticket to the ProAm for that day. Tickets are $90 each or $850 for a table for 10. Sponsorships are available. CONTACT: Fore Hope office at 614-784-1111; email forehope@forehope.org; or visit the web site at http://www.forehope.org.
  • Monday - Tuesday, April 17-18, 2006
    6th Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability. The organizing theme will be "Personal Perspectives & Social Impact: The Stories We Tell." The goal is to encourage presenters and participants to reflect on how personal experiences create and transform social, cultural, and legal realities. CONTACT: ADA Coordinator's Office, OSU, (voice) 614-292-6207; (tty) 614-688-8605; e-mail ada-osu@osu.edu; or visit or web site at http://ada.osu.edu/conferences.htm.
  • Thursday, March 30, 2006, 9:30a.m.-10:30a.m.
    Disability in the Classroom, Workplace, & Laboratory: Rights, Responsibilities, & Opportunities for Researchers. Presented by L. Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator, Office of the Provost, The Ohio State University. Sponsored by the Prior Health Sciences Library. This session will provide an overview of disability and the requirements for non-discrimination and access in the different worlds you inhabit as a researcher, instructor or supervisor. The discussion will focus on best practices to explore university policy and resources. Participants will leave with tools to not only meet Federal and State compliance requirements but enhance grant proposals. The event will take place at: Prior Health Sciences Library, Room 400. CONTACT: L. Scott Lissner, ada-osu@osu.edu, (voice) 614-292-6207; (tty) 614-688-8605.
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2006, 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m.
    Disability on Both Sides of the Desk: Rights, Responsibilities, & Resources for Instructors. Presented by L. Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator, Office of the Provost, The Ohio State University. Sponsored by Faculty & TA Development http://ftad.osu.edu. This session will provide an overview of disability at The Ohio State University. A discussion of best practices will highlight university policies that impact in the different worlds you inhabit as an instructor, researcher, scholar, employee and student. Topics include disability as a dimension of diversity; access as a civil right; reasonable accommodations for students, faculty and staff; disability in research settings; the impact of technology; resources and opportunities; and disability studies as an academic discipline. The event will take place at the Younkin Success Center, Room 150; On line registration required: http://ftad.osu.edu/eventregistration.html. CONTACT: L. Scott Lissner, ada-osu@osu.edu, (voice) 614-292-6207; (tty) 614-688-8605.
  • Wednesday - Thursday, March 1-2, 2006
    TACCLD welcomes OPEC-D. Evening reception & guest speaker with focus on post-secondary disability services issues followed by the 19th Annual TACCLD Conference at the Blackwell Hotel on The Ohio State University Columbus Campus. CONTACT: TACCLD, PO Box 20429, Columbus, OH 43220-0429 or Michelle Butler at 740-826-8280.
  • Thursday - Friday, February 16-17, 2006
    Disability Narrative and the Law Conference. All members of the legal community--lawyers, judges, legislators--must confront the stories that the law constructs and authenticates and "accept greater responsibility for the legal realities we help to establish when we tell or accept one legal story rather than another." (Richard K. Sherwin). This conference will discuss what the role is of personal narrative in effectively advancing the cause of disability rights, whether in individual cases or in arenas of legislation and policy making. It is being organized by the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, the Department of English, the Institute for Colalborative Research and Public Humanities, and the office of the OSU ADA Coordinator. CONTACT: (voice) 614-292-6820.

2005

  • Friday, December 2, 2005; 10:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.
    "Digital Storytellng Workshop Showcase." A showcase of digital stories created by OSU faculty, staff, and graduate students. The digital stories are being created earlier in the week during a three day workshop sponsored by the OSU Libraries and featuring Joe Lambert of the Digital Storytelling Center (http://storycenter.org). Explore techniques of using technology not only to tell a story in a personal way, but also to generate ideas for new ways of talking about and documenting academic research. The event will take place at the Digital Union, 175 West 18th Avenue, on the Columbus campus (http://www.osu.edu/map). CONTACT: OSU Libraries
  • Wednesday - Thursday, October 19-20, 2005
    The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council Annual Conference, "Keys to Housing Options," will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Columbus. The event will feature more than a dozen workshops. CONTACT: AXIS Center for Public Awareness (voice/TTY) 1-800-231-2947 or email at axiscenter@aol.com.
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2005
    The 3rd Annual Ohio Coalition for the education of Children with Disabilities conference will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The event is free, but registration is required. CONTACT: (voice/TTY) 1-800-374-2806 or email to ocecd@gte.net.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2005
    10:30 a.m. Room 43 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall, The Ohio State University
    The Queers on Wheels Disability Sensitivity Training Workshop
    This 90 minute training is designed to educate gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual people about disablity issues. The training will explain how to keep organizations accessible to everyone; usig proper people-centered language; communicating with deaf people; etiquette do's and don'ts; and a general discussion about disability and the GLBTQ community. This workshop will benefit everyone interested in learning more about disability and accessibility. CONTACT: Sarah Smith at email: smith.2447@osu.edu.
  • Monday, October 17, 2005
    3:00 p.m. Room 47 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall, The Ohio State University
    The Queers on Wheels Sexuality Workshop
    This 90 minute workshop/lecture will cover sexuality issues affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual people with disabilities. The focus will be on how people with disabilities can successfully negotiate intimate relationships and positive sexual-self images. Although this workshop is designed to specifically benefit GLBT individuals with disabilities, everyone is welcome to attend and learn about physical disability and sexuality. CONTACT: Sarah Smith at email: smith.2447@osu.edu.
  • Thursday, October 13, 2005
    "Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Across the Lifespan: Successes, Issues & Challenges." SUMMA Health System Professional Center in Akron, Ohio. Mary Hibbard, Ph.D., of New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will discuss reintegration of TBI survivors into their communities, as well as the relationship among brain injury, depression and psychosocial functioning. DeAnna Frye, Ph.D., of ReMed will host a panel of family members offering their perspectives. Cost is $70 and includes lunch. CONTACT: Mary Mendoza at 330-634-8791 or mmendoza@csbmrdd.com.
  • Friday - Saturday, October 7-8, 2005
    The 5th Annual Ohio Adult Sibling Conference will be held at the Columbus Marriott Airport Hotel. Presentations will feature Derrick Dufresne & Jeff Moyer, and topics will include: family relationships; advocating for services; how to start futures planning; how to promote leisure, social & recreational activities for your sibling; and more. CONTACT: Dr. Tom Fish at 614-292-7550 or email to fish.1@osu.edu.
  • Tuesday - Thursday, October 4-6, 2005
    The National Association of Triads, Inc. TRIAD Statewide Conference to be held at the Comfort Inn, 20 N. Plaza Blvd., Chillicothe, Ohio. Online registration available September 2005 at http://www.ag.state.oh.us.
  • Thursday - Friday, September 29-30, 2005
    The Brain Injury Association of Ohio's 24th Annual Conference held at the Columbus Marriott Airport. "Operation Awareness" will discuss the influx of military personnel returning from service with brain injury, and the subsequent impact on communities and support systems. CONTACT: 614-481-7100 or 1-866-644-6242; email to help@biaoh.org or visit http://www.biaoh.org.
  • Thursday - Saturday, August 11-13, 2005
    29th Annual National Wheelchair Softball Tournament. Hosted by the Columbus Pioneers softball team & the City of Columbus Recreation & Parks Department. The tournament will be held at 2 sites -- Rhodes Park & Cooper Stadium. CONTACT: John Wall 614-899-9641 or visit the web site at http://www.ohwcsports.org.
  • Friday - Sunday, August 12-14, 2005
    Ohio Advocates for Mental Health 2005 Annual Meeting. Held at the Crowne Plaza Dayton with pre-conference training sessions for coordinators of peer support/self-help groups. CONTACT: 1-800-589-2603 or 614-340-OAMH or visit the web site at http://www.ohioadvocates.org.
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
    "Channeling OCD thru Double Dare to Unwrapped." Marc Summers, co-author of Everything In Its Place: My Trials And Triumphs With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder who is best known as host of TV's Double Dare and Unwrapped, will speak about living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). As in his memoir, the lecture will take participants through his normal upbringing in the Midwest and his quest to become a successful television personality. More information on Marc Summers and OCD can be found on Marc Summers' web site: http://viryours.com/ms/. For free tickets available the week of April 15th, additional information or to request an accommodation call OSU Hillel at 294-4797.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, April 12-13, 2005
    Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability Conference.
    Location: Pfahl Executive Education and Conference Center, The Ohio State University. The Fifth Annual Multiple Perspectives conference will encourage reflection on sameness, difference and equity while providing an opportunity to share practical information, explore current research and develop collaborations. The conference will continue its tradition of bringing together a diverse audience (individuals and employers, students and educators, advocates and policy makers, consumers and service agencies) to reflect on the many dimensions of disability. For additional information visit http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/past/2005program.htm
  • Monday, April 11, 2005
    Multiple Perspectives pre-conference seminar presented by ADA OHIO.
    "Demystifying the Interplay of the ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation." Attorneys from EEOC, private practice, and Workers' Compensation will help participants to understand how the ADA, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation laws complement one another and how to assure the requirements of all are met. Approved for 3.25 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR Recertification through HRCI. Approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.00 total CLE credit hours, with 0.00 of ethics, 0.00 hours of professionalism, and 0.00 of substance abuse instruction. For more information contact ADA-OHIO at 800-232-6446 or visit the web site to register online http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2005preconference.htm
  • Monday, April 11, 2005
    Multiple Perspectives pre-conference seminar. "On The Edge of a New Frontier: Moving Faculty Training Forward." In the spirit of developing state-of-the-art training mediums, OSU and nationwide collaborators have come together to produce and validate a training curriculum on the accommodations process and good instructional practice called Faculty and Administrator Modules in Higher Education (FAME) which is made possible through a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Learn how web-based materials based on three years of research can be used to enhance instructional practice and ultimately improve students’ learning outcomes. For more information or to register online, visit http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2005preconference.htm
  • Friday, February 25, 2005 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    "Charting the Course", the Transition and Communication Consortium on Learning Disabilities (TACCLD) Annual Conference held at the Blackwell Conference Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus Campus. The fee for the conference is $75, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The deadline for registering is February 14, 2005. For more information contact: Michelle Butler, Muskingum College at 740-826-8280 or email Pat Hadler at Pathadler@aol.com.

    Dr. Stephen Guy, the keynote speaker and noted pediatric neuropsychologist and expert on executive functioning disabilities will be speaking on "Why They Don’t Know What They Know: Helping Students with Executive Function Difficulties.” Executive functioning is not just related to students with ADHD but students with a variety of developmental, learning and emotional differences. His address is designed to introduce the attendees to the topic of executive functioning and related issues.
    In addition to the keynote address, concurrent sessions will be held throughout the day on such topics as:
    • The Other Side of College: Preparing LD Students for Work & Career
    • Two Year College Options
    • ADD Coaching
    • College Student Panel
    • Anxiety Issues for LD Students
    • Technological Aids for the LD Student
    • Parents’ Role in Preparing the LD Student for College
    For more information contact: Michelle Butler, Muskingum College at 740-826-8280 or email Pat Hadler at Pathadler@aol.com.
  • Thursday February 24, 2005 3:30 pm
    "Stumbling Blocks Before the Blind: Medieval Constructions of a Disability." Lecture by Edward Wheatley, Department of English and Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, Hamilton College Location:
    Ohio State University
    Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities.
    Knight House,
    104 E. 15th Ave.
  • Thursday, February 17, 2005 7:00 pm
    Columbus Museum Of Art Big Picture Lecture: The Allen Sisters by Brenda Brueggemann, a professor of English and disability studies at OSU
    Brenda Brueggemann, a professor of English and disability studies at OSU, lectures in conjunction with the exhibition The Allen Sisters: Pictorial Photographers 1885-1920. Once heralded among the “Foremost Women Photographers in America,”Frances and Mary Allen began their photographic odyssey in the 1880s after progressive deafness cut short their vocations as teachers. The accompanying exhibition features 50 platinum prints and reflects the Pictorial style championed most famously by Alfred Stieglitz.

    Admission is free. The lecture is presented by the Columbus Museum of Art in collaboration with The Ohio State University Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities. Funding provided by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Come Early for Prof. Brueggemann's lecture and enjoy Meet Me @ the Museum (5:30 - 8:30 pm)

    A new way to experience the Museum, great art and great people in a casual way, Meet Me at the Museum offers live performances by Jazz Arts Group musicians, a cash bar, light gourmet plus tours and special exhibition and holiday related activities every Thursday. This Thursday features Fort Hayes Metro Jazz.
  • Thursday, February 3, 2005, at The Ohio State University's College of Education.
    Two public comment sessions will be held to accommodate the anticipated turnout and the schedules of teachers and working parents. The first session is scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the second session is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at:
    The Ohio State University
    College of Education
    384 Arps Hall
    1945 North High Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43210

    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION ON TEXT OF STATUTE
    Education Department Seeking Public Comment on IDEA"

    On December 3, 2004 President Bush signed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 into law, reauthorizing Federal programs for special education. Enactment of the new law provides an opportunity to consider improvements in the regulations implementing the IDEA in 34 CFR parts 300 and 303 that would strengthen the Federal effort to ensure the provision of early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families and ensure every child with a disability has available a free appropriate public education that: (1) Is of high quality, and (2) is designed to achieve the high standards reflected in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

    The U.S. Department of Education is seeking input from the public through the end of February, 2005. John H. Hager, assistant secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), U.S. Department of Education, announced the schedule of a 7 public forums at locations across the country to supplement written comments.

    TEXT OF STATUTE:
    The text of the statute can be found using the Library of Congresses THOMAS web page (http://thomas.loc.gov/).
    • To access the text of the statute (Public Law 108-446 go to:
    http://thomas.loc.gov/bss/d108/d108laws.html;
    • Scroll down and click on the range 108-401 - 108-450 so that it highlights;
    • then click on search;
    • When the list appears scroll down to number 446;
    • click on either the Text or PDF links at the end of the entry to read the final text.
    Note: if the final text link is unavailable the link for the "Latest Conference Report 108-779" contains the text of the enrolled (final) bill.

 

2004

  • Saturday and Sunday, December 4 - 5, 2004. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Audio Description Training Workshop. Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, Columbus, OH. Presenters: Deborah Lewis and Michael Brennan. Sponsored by VSA Arts of Ohio. Audio Description is the art of turning what is seen into what is heard. It is intended to enhance the understanding of access to visual information primarily for, but not limited to, people who are blind or have low vision. For more information contact: 614-241-5325 or e-mail info@vsao.org.
  • Friday and Saturday, November 5 - 6, 2004
    Disability Services on Campus: Strengthening Professional Practice with presenter Trey Duffy. The Millennium Hotel; Cincinnati, OH. Sponsored by The Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). Join us as we hear from this knowledgeable and engaging speaker who will offer a review of best practices in disability services and proven strategies for management and service delivery.
  • Friday and Saturday, November 5 - 6, 2004
    4th Annual Ohio Sibling Conference. Marriott Airport Hotel, Columbus, OH. At the Ohio SIBS conference adult brothers and sisters of people with MR/DD gather together to hear directly from MR/DD professionals, educators, politicians, and other Adult Siblings. Join us in a safe, supportive environment that provides an honest look at our family roles as caregivers, advocates, and siblings. For more information contact: Tom Fish. Nisonger Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. 614-292-7550 or fish.1@osu.edu
  • Friday - Sunday, October 15-17, 2004
    Expanding Your Horizons. State Convention sponsored by the American Council of the Blind of Ohio. Holiday Inn on the Lane; Columbus, OH. For more information contact: ACBO; PO Box 21488; Columbus, OH 43221; 800-835-2226.
  • Thursday and Friday, October 14-15, 2004
    Self-Knowledge, Self Determination, and Community Supports Conference. 23rd Annual Conference sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Ohio. CEUs for multiple disciplines provided. Keynote speakers include: Kara Swanson, author of "I'll Carry the Fork!" who will speak on "Coping With and Understanding Life After Brain Injury" and Derrick Dufresne, President of Community Resource Associates and a nationally-known expert on self-determination, will present: "I Am Smart - Understanding Learning Styles to Minimize the Focus on Disability." For more information contact Brain Injury Assoc. of Ohio; 1-866-644-6242; email: help@biaoh.org; or http://www.biaoh.org.
  • Tuesday - Friday, October 5-8, 2004
    50 Years! The Past, Present, and Future of ORA. The Hyatt Regency Hotel; Columbus, OH. Sponsored by the Ohio Rehabilitation Association. For more information contact: CORA, 614-834-4814, coraemail@insight.rr.com.
  • Wednesday, May 26, 2004
    Find out how to eliminate deprecated and inaccessible design and formatting elements from your pages using style sheets. Designers who haven't used a style sheet in the past will get a quick introduction to redefining HTML elements, using relative sizing, and creating on-the-fly styles for all your formatting needs.
    This workshop meets in a computer lab and will include a hands-on coding introduction to creating and using stylesheets. Participants will leave with a basic style sheet which they can further customize and apply to their own site.
    Open to OSU faculty and staff. Space is limited. For more information contact the WAC at webaccess@osu.edu or call 614-292-1760.
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2004.
    Improving web access does not always mean starting from scratch! This session will help you make a quick evaluation of your web site and identify the most efficient and effective ways to improve access. Learn which accessibility issues matter most and should be top priority for your web site. Also features an introduction to STEP - Simple Tool for Error Prioritization - a new tool to help you evaluate and prioritize based on the severity and reparability of the accessibility errors in your site.
    Open to OSU faculty and staff. Registration not required, but appreciated. Please register by emailing the WAC at webaccess@osu.edu or calling 614-292-1760.
  • Thursday, April 29, 2004.
    The Office for Disability Services 30th anniversary Celebration & Annual Recognition Awards. Presentations include: The Dick Maxwell Award -- Recognizing a member of the faculty or staff who has helped make OSU welcoming community. Faculty Teaching Award -- Recognizing the contributions of a faculty member or Graduate Teaching Assistant. Celina Irby Award -- Recognizing an outstanding student employee of the Office for Disability Services. UNITY Awards -- UNITY an  organization of student with disabilities, recognizes the contributions of faculty & Staff. Web Access Awards -- Recognizing excellence in web design and accessibility. Attendance by invitation only.
  • Thursday, April 22, 2004.
    Web Accessibility Center Live Satellite Event: "Untangling the Web: Making Online Teaching and Learning Accessible." Join this moderated panel discussion, as we consider the implications of accessibility for online education and suggests ways that faculty and staff can work together to address major challenges. Participate in live discussion with colleagues across the country. For more information, visit the WAC's Events page.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday April 20th and 21st, 2004
    ADA Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability Conference
    Location: Pfahl Executive Education and Conference Center, The Ohio State University
    Information is updated regularly, so check back often. http://ada.osu.edu/conferences.
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2004
    Deadline for nominations for the Web Access Awards. The Web Access Awards were initiated as a way to recognize faculty, departments, colleges and programs that meet the university’s standards for accessible web design, while demonstrating excellence in design and communication. [http://ada.osu.edu/accessaward/]
  • March 15th-20th, 2004
    CSUN's 19th Annual International Conference "Technology and Persons with Disabilities." Location:Los Angeles, CA. This is a comprehensive, international conference, where all technologies across all ages; disabilities; levels of education and training; employment; and independent living are addressed. It is the largest conference of its kind!

2003

  • November 7, 2003
    Teaching With and About Disability; 11:30 am–1:30 pm; 300 Younkin Success Center; Moderated by Scott Lissner, The Ohio State University ADA Coordinator. Stephen Kuusisto and Brenda Brueggemann (English) and Massimo Morelli (Economics) will explore key issues for instructors with disabilities at major research universities such as Ohio State. Discussion will include issues related to access, accommodations, and attitudes in higher education for faculty with disabilities. Panelists will also discuss ways to integrate disability as a subject in the university curriculum. For more information or to register, contact: Faculty & TA Development, (614) 292-3644, fax is (614) 688-5496, ftad@osu.edu
  • November 5-7, 2003
    2003 Business Leadership Network (BLN) Summit. The California BLN will host the 2003 Summit in San Francisco. For information, contact the CABLN at sanderso@edd.ca.gov.
  • October 31 – November 1, 2003
    3rd Annual Ohio Adult Sibling Conference at the Radisson Airport Hotel, Columbus, Ohio. The purpose of this conference is to create an environment where adult siblings can gather together and share family experiences, develop new relationships, obtain relevant information and be recognized as an integral part of the family’s success. For more information and registration visit the website at http://www.ohiosibs.org or contact Tom Fish, 614-292-7550, fish.1@osu.edu or Tammy Savage, 614-688-8162, tsavage@ohiosibs.org.
  • October 17-19, 2003
    Women with Dissabilities & Allies Forum: Linking Arms for Equality & Justice for All. This forum on women and disability rights, jointly sponsored by The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the National Organization for Women (NOW) Foundation, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland. Registration form will be available in late July on both the AAPD [http://www.aapd-dc.org/] and the NOW Foundation [http://www.nowfoundation.org/] websites. The early-bird registration deadline will be August 26.
  • October 8-10, 2003
    iCan! Disability Summit. iCan is hosting a disability summit in Charleston, S.C. with disability advocates and business leaders from across the United States. The Summit will highlight programs that have achieved success, ways they can be replicated and steps needed to ensure greater collaboration among those with a shared mission of creating accessible programs, products, services and equal rights for people with disabilities. Visit the iCan website for details and to register.
  • October 2-3, 2003
    Brain Injury Assoc of Ohio's 22nd Annual Conference "New Opportunities in Changing Times" at the Radisson Airport Hotel, Columbus, Ohio. They will present over 30 workshops on topics such as Education, Advocacy, Service Coordination, & Community Capacity Building and more. For more information, visit the website at http://www.biaoh.org or contact them at 614-481-7100 or 1-866-OHIO-BIA (toll-free in state).
  • September 24, 2003
    MOBILE Center for Independent Living, Columbus, proudly salutes Women’s Health Month with the Women to Women: Living Well Conference, a conference for all women, particularly those with disabilities. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn - City Center, 175 East Town Street in Columbus, Ohio from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, contact MOBILE at 614/443-5936 v; 614/443-5957 tty; 614/443-5954 fax.
  • September 17, 2003
    Lorain County ADA Coordinators Network 2003 Fall Conference, Oberlin, Ohio. Sessions will include: “Type A and Type B Dwellings along with Ohio Building Code Accessibility Provisions and Requirements” presented by Mr. Jan A. Sokolnicki, Senior Staff Instructor, Ohio Board of Building Standards (4 hours of approved CEU’s); “Disaster Preparedness” presented by Ms. Robin Jones, Director & Instructor, Great Lakes ADA and Accessible Information Technology Center; “E-Cruiting: Bridging the Digital Divide” presented by Mr. Jeffrey A. Stern, Senior Trial Attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Cleveland Regional Office. For information and registration contact LaTaunya Howard at 440-322-5388 or Karen Meyers at 440-937-7822.
  • September 11, 2003
    2003 HireDisability Expos at Chicago, Il. Businesses interested in participating and individuals interested in attending should contact Amy Baum at 212-766-6809 or abaum@hiredisability.com for more information.
  • August 15-17, 2003
    Abilities Expo 2003 Shows at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago; September 12-14, 2003 at the World Trade Center. For more information please visit www.abilitiesexpo.com.
  • August 6-9, 2003
    Second Annual Bridges to Employment Conference: Exploring Career Opportunities for Latinos with Disabilities at the New Yorker Hotel in New York. For details: visit www.proyectovision.net or call 866-367-5361 for registration forms and scholarship application.
  • August 5-7, 2003
    ADA/504 Coordinators & Accessibility Managers in Cultural Arts Conference. The third annual meeting of the new national professional network of accessibility coordinators, managers and directors in the arts will be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performaing Arts in Washington, D.C. For registration information, contact the Kennedy Center Accessibility Office at 202-416-8727 (voice), 202-416-8728 (tty), 202-416-8802 (fax), or access@kennedy-center.org (email).
  • Thursday - Saturday, May 8-10, 2003
    Solidarity '03 Conference. Ohio's largest conference by and for people with disabilities.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, April 15-16, 2003
    " Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, & Disability" conference. Bringing together a diverse audience to explore the full spectrum of disability issues and experiences.
  • April, 2003
    The Ohio State University's Disability Awareness Month.
  • Sunday - Tuesday, March 16-18, 2003
    "People and Partnerships First" conference. An international conference on accommodating adults with disabilities.
  • Thursday, March 6, 2003, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    " From Girl to Woman to Elder: An Introduction to Gender Issues for People with Disabilities throughout the Life Cycle." Harilyn Rousso Lecture, President's & Provost's Diversity Lecture Series.
  • Thursday, February 20, 2003
    "Changing Perspective About Learning Disabilities: Refocusing with a Wide Angle Lens" TACCLD Annual Conference. Exploring ways to facilitate the transition of high school students to the postsecondary & vocational experience.
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2003
    " Ohio Postsecondary Educational Consortium & Disability" conference. Geared to disability service providers.
  • February 2003:
    Vote for a website that you believe provides ease of access for individuals with disabilities.
  • January 2003
    Disability studies minor is approved.

2002

  • December 2002
    SIGNS OF CHANGE: BRENDA BRUEGGEMANN AND THE DISABILITY STUDIES MINOR
    Brenda Brueggeman As associate professor of English, Director of the First-Year Writing Program, and a prime force the effort to create a new Disability Studies Minor at Ohio State.
    [http://www.osu.edu/features/brenda/]
  • UNITY- A PERFECT WORLD FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
    Is a group founded and run by students with disabilities to provide a support network, increase awareness and assist Ohio State in maintaining and improving a welcoming and friendly environment.
    For more information on Unity contact The Ohio State University Office for Disability Services at 614-292-3307 .
  • November 7, 2002
    Afi-Tiombe Kambon - Performaing Artist and Oral Historian.
    Thursday, November 7, 2002. Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center, 153 W. 12th Avenue, The Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio.
    Afi-Tiombe Kambon performs a neo-slave narrative of a young mother "living" on a slave-breeding plantation who gives birth to a child with a disability. Kambon combines the art form of storytelling with the scholarship of a historian as she brings to life one mother's experiences of "uncommon power, poetry, desperation and determination". Kambon's dramatic performance leads her audience to explore the often-silent intersections of race, class, gender and disability. A question and answer period will follow.
  • November 4, 2002
    Susan Burch, Professor of History, Gallaudet University.
    "In a Different Voice: Sign Language, Deafness, and Identity in Early Twentieth Century America."
    Monday, November 4, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. Pfahl Executive Conference Center, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Room 140, The Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio.
  • September 17, 2002
    ADA Distance Learning Series* Presents
    Accommodating Students with Psychiatric Disabilities in the Classroom.
    Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator, Ohio State University
    September 17, 2002, 2:00 p.m. EDT.
    This session will discuss some of the barriers to learning for students with psychiatric disabilities in the classroom. In addition, the session will identify some methods to successfully include students with psychiatric disabilities so that the student can benefit from the educational program. Note: this session will use practical examples and case law for accommodating students in the college setting.
    For Local Registration information please contact ADA-OHIO at (800) ADA-OHIO (800) 232-6446.
    General Information at:
    Great Lakes ADA and Accessible IT Center
    *A collaborative project of the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northeast, Southeast, Great Plains, Rocky Mountain, Southwest and Pacific Regions Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers.
  • April 4, 2002
    Second Annual Unity Recognition Awards
    The Unity Awards on April 4th, 2002 kicked off a month long celebration of disability at The Ohio State University.
  • October 2001 & February 2002
    The United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights & The Ohio Department of Education Present:
    "ACCESS, ADVOCACY, ACHIEVEMENT"
    The Ohio State University
    Sharing Information to Assist Students in Transitioning from High School to College, Vocational, Technical, or Proprietary School to Employment
    IDEA/Section 504/Title II/ADA: An Overview
    Who should attend:
    High School Transition Specialists, Post Secondary Disability Service Providers and Consultants, Joint Vocational School Counselors, Rehabilitation Counselors, Administrators, Teachers, Parents, Parent Mentors, and Students.
    Conference Dates:
    Wednesday, October 3, 2001
    The Ohio State University
    Columbus, Ohio
    Tuesday, October 30, 2001
    The Ohio State University
    Mansfield Campus
    Tuesday, February 5, 2002
    The Ohio State University
    Marion Campus
    Wednesday, February 27, 2002
    SERRC
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Seating is limited. Advanced registration is required.
    • Hear Experts in the area of IDEA and Section 504/Title II/ADA
    • Review Disability Policies and Procedures
    • Gain Knowledge of Student's Rights and Responsibilities
    • Expand Knowledge of Improving Access
    • Get Practical Advice about Getting Academic Adjustments/Auxiliary Aids
    • Learn about Integrating Students into the Workforce
    • Learn about Emerging Changes in State Law
    Conference is free and open to the public.
    For more information please contact:
    Office for Civil Rights, 600 Superior Avenue, East, Suite 750, Cleveland, OH 44ll4,
    (2l6) 522-2687(v); 2l6-522-4944 (tty); 2l6-522-2573 (fax).
  • February 12 2002
    INTERVIEW WITH STEVE KUUSISTO
    The Lantern, February 12, 2002
    [http://thelantern.com/main.cfm?include=detail&storyid=181732]
  • February 4 2002
    IN THE MEDIA: ARTICLE ON PROPOSED DISABILITY STUDIES PROGRAM
    The Columbus Dispatch, Monday, February 4, 2002 (logon is required).

2001

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