July 26th 2015 will mark the 25th Anniversary of the signing into law of the Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA. This historical civil rights legislation has paved the way in making many facets of life more accessible for people with disabilities, including participation in higher education. Over the next year (April 2015 to June 2016) the University of Washington will be celebrating this milestone through various campus events and activities with the goals of building awareness, education and celebration. Disability Resources for Student (DRS) will be hosting the webpage below for events and resources connected to these University efforts. We will post quarterly events, tips for accessibility and other information. We invite you to share this information, attend events, and/or encourage student participation as we explore how to incorporate the intersection of disability with all facets of our work in higher education.
ADA 25th Anniversary Events website: http://depts.washington.edu/uwdrs/?p=3251
Current Spring Quarter 2015 Events are:
- April 4-16: Disability History Exhibit by Tools of Change, an illustrated timeline that shows society’s attitudes and how they affect the lives of people with disabilities. [Odegaard
Library 3rd Floor]
- April 30: Access Technology Center (ATC) Open House. Drop by to learn about the ATC and meet the staff! The ATC provides accessibility consultations and demonstrates a wide variety of hardware, software, and furniture for users with disabilities [1pm-4pm MGH 064].
- May 5: Screening of the film “On Beauty“ and discussion with filmmaker Joanna Rudnick and Rick Guidotti, a world-renowned photographer who is interested in using photography to change the way society understands genetic differences, disability, and beauty. [4:30pm, HUB Lyceum]
- May 8: Special Presentation on Deaf History by Dr. MJ Bienvenu from Gallaudet University
- May 21-22: Presentation and reception featuring artist Riva Lehrer [May 21, 4:00pm, Kane 225] and Disability Studies Symposium [May 22, 9:00am, Law 138].
Disability Resources for Students