[Athen] FW: Call for Papers - save the date
ron at ahead.org
Wed Jul 11 05:59:58 PDT 2007
Some of you may be interested in submitting.
From: Lissner, Scott [mailto:Lissner.2 at osu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 8:16 AM
Subject: Call for Papers - save the date
Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability
April 22 and 23, 2008
On the Columbus Campus of The Ohio State University
"Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about
disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations
that flow from actual impairment."
Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. 480 U.S. 284
Conference information past programs and updates can be found at:
http://ada.osu.edu/conferences.htm to be on the mailing list for the
conference send an e-mail to <mailto:ADA-OSU at osu.edu> ADA-OSU at osu.edu.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS (Proposals are due October 31, 2007)
The Eighth Annual Multiple Perspectives conference continues the
university's efforts to bring together a diverse audience to explore
disability as both an individual experience and social reality that cuts
across typical divisions of education & employment; scholarship & service;
business & government; race, gender & ethnicity. The annual theme is meant
to encourage presenters and participants to consider topics, methods and
programs from fresh perspectives.
Two decades ago Congress investigated the status of individuals with
disabilities in society. Their findings lead to the passage of the
Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990. How relevant are those findings
As we approach the second decade under the ADA let's take stock in the
status of disability. Papers addressing the themes of Access, Inclusion
and Disability are sought for the Eighth Annual Multiple Perspectives
."individuals with disabilities continually encounter various forms of
discrimination, including outright intentional exclusion, the discriminatory
effects of architectural, transportation, and communication barriers,
overprotective rules and policies, failure to make modifications to existing
facilities and practices, exclusionary qualification standards and criteria,
segregation, and relegation to lesser services, programs, activities,
benefits, jobs, or other opportunities;."
."the Nations proper goals regarding individuals with disabilities are to
assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and
economic self-sufficiency for such individuals;"
."individuals with disabilities are a discrete and insular minority who have
been faced with restrictions and limitations, subjected to a history of
purposeful unequal treatment, and relegated to a position of political
powerlessness in our society, based on characteristics that are beyond the
control of such individuals and resulting from stereotypic assumptions not
truly indicative of the ability of such individuals to participate in, and
contribute to, society."
Proposals are due October 31, 2007
. Submit as an attachment (Word, Word Perfect, TXT, or RTF formats)
to <mailto:ADA-OSU at osu.edu> ADA-OSU at osu.edu
. By Fax at 614-688-3665 (FAX)
. In the mail:
University ADA Coordinator's Office
1849 Cannon Drive
Columbus, OH 43210.
Proposals must include:
. Names and (as appropriate) titles and institutions for each
. Contact information (phone, mailing address, and e-mail) if there
is more than one presenter please indicate one individual as the lead
. Title of Presentation
. In 700 words or less please describe the content, focus and desired
outcomes for the presentation.
. What is the Format of the Presentation (Lecture, Panel, Discussion,
Poster*, Performance, Other)?
. Who is the intended audience (educators, employers, businesses,
advocates students, consumers, researchers, etc.?
. How familiar should the audience be with the topic (beginner,
. Anticipated Audio Visual needs
The full conference fees will be waived and lunch provided for presenters of
accepted proposals presenters are responsible for their own travel and
*Poster sessions proposed by currently enrolled students (graduate or
undergraduate) will be accepted through March 21, 2008.
L. Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator
Office Of The Provost
292-6207(v); 688-8605(tty); 688-3665(fax)
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