The Fourteenth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:
SAVE THE DATES
The Fourteenth Annual
Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:
More Important Things
April 16 - 17, 2014 The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus
We recently marked the fortieth anniversary of passing of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the disability community is beginning to plan for the 25th anniversary of the ADA in 2015. Both past and future seemed present when reviewing thirteen years of Multiple Perspective’s conference, this quote from Earl C. Kelly inspired this year’s theme, More Important Things.
“We have not succeeded in answering all our problems - indeed we sometimes feel we have not completely answered any of them. The answers we have found have only served to raise a whole set of new questions. In some ways we feel that we are as confused as ever, but we think we are confused on a higher level and about more important things.”
The quote and the theme speak to 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?
Ela Louise Armstrong Public Lecture in Disability Art & Culture:
Ann Silver: ONE WAY, DEAF WAY. The life and art of Ann Silver; Ann Silver & Jim Van Manen
The presentation will discuss the book and describe Ann Silver, one of the founding members of the Deaf Art Movement. Born Deaf, this self-taught artist’s work addresses issues of discrimination, politics and human rights. She will be discussing her life with Jim Van Manen, Ph.D., the author of her art-o-biography. He is a native ASL user, a CODA who is hard of hearing in one ear. He is a college professor at Columbia College Chicago, an author who lives in Chicago, and is co-artist with Ann Silver on Silver Moon Brand artwork.
Rumors of my scribbling artwork on the walls inside of my mother’s womb could not be confirmed. Born genetically Deaf, I was blessed with art as a native language-—or it enabled me to communicate with the hearing folk long before I acquired other languages, namely English and American Sign Language [ASL]. Does that make me trilingual?
My language of art has, over the years, metamorphosed from pictorial grammar to creativity and critical thinking. I turn to art (1) as an artistic expression of the Deaf Experience—i.e., culture, language, identity and heritage; (2) as a Zen meditation and an aesthetic recreation of the contemplative state in which it allows my thoughts to drift by without grasping at them; (3) as an emergency back-up whenever the English language gives me semantic anxiety; 94) as an academic study vis-à-vis Deaf Studies; and (5) as a visual weapon to deal with polemical issues and concerns such as stereotyping, inaccessibility, paternalism, inequality and discrimination on the basis of hearing status (a.k.a. audism).
No matter how you look at it—protest art, political satire, victim art or graphic wit, I do not shy away from ethical questions or controversy. Having fused scholarship, creativity and sociopolitical philosophy, I truly believe that my being Deaf-with-a-capital-D gives me
The Ken Campbell Lecture on Disability Policy:
Disability: A Global Perspective on Policy, L. Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator, The Ohio State University
This year’s conference theme “More Important Things” was drawn from Earl Kelly quote “We have not succeeded in answering all our problems - indeed we sometimes feel we have not completely answered any of them. The answers we have found have only served to raise a whole set of new questions. In some ways we feel that we are as confused as ever, but we think we are confused on a higher level and about more important things.” From one perspective we have been answering questions about disability rights in the US for roughly 25 years (the ADA), from another 40 years (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act) and from yet another for 228 years when the Continental Congress provided half pay for officers and enlisted men who were disabled in service. Beyond our borders and further back in history disability policy in UR was captured on 5000 year old clay tablets. Has what constitutes the “important” questions has
changed over time and with locale . This presentation combine a brief history of disability, current events and recent travels to set the stage for a discussion of important global trends and emerging policy challenges at home. These include: access for individuals with print disabilities and international property rights; the role of accessible technology and facilities infrastructures in economic participation and development and global rights for a global society under the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
CONCURRENT SESSONS INCLUDE:
· Access to Education: Benefitting From the Student Perspective
· The Path to College: Narrative Experiences of Students with Disabilities
· From Impairment to Empowerment: A Longitudinal Medical School Curriculum on Disabilities
· Toward the Transformative Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in STEM Fields
· Embracing Neurodiversity in Higher Education: Overcoming Attitudinal Barriers for Individuals with Autism
· Questioning the Art of Education: Anxiety, Autism, and Depression Answer
· Access To Higher Education: Topics in Enforcement from the Staff of Department of Education’s Office For Civil Rights
· Rights of People with Disabilities under Fair Housing Laws
· Rights of People with Disabilities in Transition from Education to Employment
· How does Disability Align with the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan
· Looking back and Thinking Ahead: OSU’s practical guide to accommodations in the workplace
· Doing Business: Providing Access to Facilities and Services
· Culture Shift: Moving Beyond Compliance To Full Membership In Higher Education
· Strategies for the Inclusion of accessibility and universal design in a Post-2015 global development
· Fit for Freedom: Disability and Racism in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature
SAVE THE DATES (APRIL 16 & 17) REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON.
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.