[Athen] FW: Save The Date - Call For Proposals: Multiple Perspectives 2015

Lissner, L S. (Scott ) lissner.2 at osu.edu
Mon Oct 20 12:52:18 PDT 2014

Celebrate Our Progress And Write Our Future History

In 1990 Congress introduced the ADA with eight findings:

1. physical or mental disabilities in no way diminish a person's right to fully participate in all aspects of society, yet many people with physical or mental disabilities have been precluded from doing so because of discrimination; others who have a record of a disability or are regarded as having a disability also have been subjected to discrimination;

2. historically, society has tended to isolate and segregate individuals with disabilities, and, despite some improvements, such forms of discrimination against individuals with disabilities continue to be a serious and pervasive social problem;

3. discrimination against individuals with disabilities persists in such critical areas as employment, housing, public accommodations, education, transportation, communication, recreation, institutionalization, health services, voting, and access to public services;

4. unlike individuals who have experienced discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, or age, individuals who have experienced discrimination on the basis of disability have often had no legal recourse to redress such discrimination;

5. 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;

6. census data, national polls, and other studies have documented that people with disabilities, as a group, occupy an inferior status in our society, and are severely disadvantaged socially, vocationally, economically, and educationally;

7. the Nation's proper goals regarding individuals with disabilities are to assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for such individuals; and

8. the continuing existence of unfair and unnecessary discrimination and prejudice denies people with disabilities the opportunity to compete on an equal basis and to pursue those opportunities for which our free society is justifiably famous, and costs the United States billions of dollars in unnecessary expenses resulting from dependency and nonproductivity.

What would they find today? What do you seek for the next twenty-five years?


The Fifteenth Annual

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:

April 13 - 14, 2015

The Ohio State University's Columbus Campus

This year's conference will celebrate the progress we have made and the journey still ahead. What have we learned? Where are we going? What are the important questions for the next 25 years?

Multiple Perspectives is an ongoing exploration of disability as a reflection of the human condition seen through multiple lenses (theory, discipline, social constructs, personal experience, shared 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 ...) Proposers are encouraged to consider 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 at osu.edu<mailto:ADA-OSU at osu.edu>

The Multiple Perspectives Conference is hosted by Ohio State University's ADA Coordinator's Office 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 and the Center for Disability Empowerment.


Proposals are due January 5th, 2015

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail as an attachment (Word, Word Perfect, TXT, or RTF formats) to ADA-OSU at osu.edu<mailto:ADA-OSU at osu.edu> with Multiple Perspectives 2015 in the subject line.

Proposals must include:

1. Name of each presenter with titles, institutions, employers etc. as appropriate

2. 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.

3. Title of Presentation (12 words or less)

4. 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?

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.

Please share with your students:


At the Fifteenth Annual

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:

Intersections and Independence

April 13 - 14, 2015

Held on The Ohio State University's Columbus Campus

Poster Submissions are Due no later than March 11, 2015

The Multiple Perspectives Conference encourages students to network with professionals, the community, and scholars who share their interests in disability at its annual student poster reception. A generous gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation will fund awards (Graduate Research - $500; Undergraduate Research $200, Art & Performance $200 and Community Service $100, Class Projects $200 at this year's competition.

Submissions may be based on:

1. Class Projects & Papers (Award goes to Department to support future projects)

2. Independent & Supervised Student Research

3. Community Service & Applied Problem Solving from Service Learning Classes or student organizations

4. Art & Performance

Posters can take a variety of forms including print material mounted on poster board or display panels or arranged on a table; PowerPoint presentations, web pages or video presentations from your laptop ...

* Presentation materials must fit on a 3'x6' table or along 6' or less of wall space

* Presentation materials should present the information in 10 minutes or less

* Presenters or their designee must be present to interact with the audience

* Presenters must provide their own equipment

Visit these sites for tips on developing a poster presentation:

* http://denman.osu.edu/resources.aspx

* http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/speaking/poster/index.cfm

* http://www.plu.edu/~libr/workshops/multimedia/posters.html

Students and teams of students who wish to present a poster must send the following information to ADA-OSU at osu.edu<mailto:ADA-OSU at osu.edu> no later than March 11, 2015

1. Title

2. Short Title - 12 word maximum

3. Poster Format (Print, Model, PowerPoint, Video, ...)

4. Description of their proposed poster topic - 250 word maximum

5. E-mail address, phone number, and surface mail address of coordinating presenter

6. As appropriate, university, department, grant, course or student organization affiliation

7. A letter of support from a faculty member or organization advisor associated with the project

8. Name of individual, Department or Organization to receive cash award should the project win.

Early submissions are encouraged. Submissions will be reviewed as they arrive. Conference fees will be waived and lunch provided for all accepted presenters.

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.

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