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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Schedule

  • 10 a.m. to 10:05 a.m. - Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 10:05 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. - Dub-C Autism Program (DCAP) Student Panel (Sykes, 117)
    Join us in a discussion about campus experience, resources, and technology! The mission of D-CAP is to build an inclusive and accepting campus community to better support the experience and success of our degree-seeking students with ASD through indirect and direct supports.
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
    • Universal Design presented by Tom Pantazes & Dr. Vicki McGinley (Sykes, 252A)
      In this session you will be introduced to the Universal Design for Learning framework and have many opportunities to explore how it applies to the work you do. You leave the session equipped with a more thorough understanding of the framework and resources to help you learn more about it.
    • Reasonable Accomodations presented by Dr. Marty Patwell (Sykes, 254)
      In this session we will define and give examples of reasonable accommodations, discuss what is not considered a reasonable accommodation, and go over student and faculty responsibilities.
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. - Resource Tables/Fair & Refreshments (Sykes 117 A & B)
  • 1:10 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Communication presented by Dr. Kat Ellis (Sykes, 255)
      This session focuses on means of communication with diverse individuals. Specific modalities will be introduced and participants will experience some hands on learning of such modalities as ASL and tactile sign language, among others.
    • Advocating for Inclusion presented by Joseph Mancini, The ARC of Philadelphia (Sykes, 254)
      This session will focus on how to evaluate environments throughout the campus and community to determine if it is truly inclusive.  Participants will be trained to identify staff access to trainings, supportive product, ADA compliance, technological supports and customer service when visiting different settings. 
  • 2:10 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
    • The ADA: What do you know about accessibility? presented by Dr. Lynn Klingensmith (Sykes, 252 A)
      This session offers participants an introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act, its history, role and impact on college campuses.
    • Disability Etiquette 101 presented by Dr. Monica Lepore (Sykes, 255)
      In this session we will discuss disability etiquette tips, do's, and don'ts. These daily habits will help you and person with disabilities fee comfortable and welcome in all spaces.
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