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Series of Events to Celebrate 25 Years of the “Americans With Disabilities Act”

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On this episode of “Conversations from Studio B”, join host Carolyn Lewis and her guests, Carey Busch and Dianne Bouvier, in a discussion of the upcoming events associated with the ADA25 Celebration Series.

The Presidential Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning and the City Commission on Disabilities are coordinating a series of events during the month of October in celebration of the 25h year of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
All ADA25 Celebration Series events are free and open to the public. We welcome all persons of all abilities to our events. If you or someone you are accompanying would like to request an accommodation, please email: access@ohio.edu .

TUE
10.06 @ 12:00pm
ADA 25 CELEBRATION SERIES KICK-OFF
Howard Park (Rain location: 450 Schoonover)
Join President Roderick McDavis, Mayor Paul Wiehl, Assoc. Professor JW Smith and others in the inaugural event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act.

WED
10.07 @ 01:30pm
UNPACKING DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY
Alden Library, Room 251
Join us for a hands-on workshop focusing on digital accessibility. Learn the basics, ask questions, and participate in exploring introductory topics in accessible media.

THU
10.08 @ 12:00pm
CAREER AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW AND CAREER COACHING
Student Accessibility Services, 348 Baker Center
Students will receive an overview of the services of the CLDC and have the opportunity to meet individually with a career coach for questions related to identifying a career, job searching and leadership development.

THU
10.08 @ 01:00pm
OFFICE FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESSIBILITY OPEN HOUSE
Lindley Hall 006
The Office for Equal Opportunity and Accessibility (formerly a part of Institutional Equity) is now located in Lindley Hall! Come meet the staff and visit our new office space. Lindley Hall is fully accessible to those with mobility restrictions.

THU
10.08 @ 03:00pm
THE MUSIC WITHIN
The Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St., Athens, OH
Enjoy an entertaining feature film that celebrates with humor and depth the importance of looking beyond the disability and seeing the value of the person. A brief panel discussion, facilitated by persons living with disabilities and those involved in disability rights advocacy work, will follow the film.

FRI
10.09 @ 01:00pm
CAREER AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW AND CAREER COACHING
Student Accessibility Services, 348 Baker
Students will receive an overview of the services of the CLDC and have the opportunity to meet individually with a career coach for questions related to identifying a career, job searching, and leadership development.

TUE
10.13 @ 03:00pm
ADA 25 CELEBRATION PANEL DISCUSSION
111 Scripps Hall
This conversation will highlight the work each panel participant does and what his/her work or project means to people living with disabilities, hopefully to inspire students and others on the “possibilities” in their future to make a difference.

TUE
10.13 @ 07:00pm
DANCING WHEELS
University Center Theatre
In celebration of its 35th Anniversary Season and the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Dancing Wheels Company is proud to present “The Lasting Legacy Concert & Tour.” This production mixes dialogue and dance to tell the stories of those who took on the challenges of society to gain independence and freedom, allowing audiences to see a path toward full and equal access to the arts for everyone.

WED
10.14 @ 12:00pm
ADVANCING ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE RESTROOMS
Living Learning Commons (South Green)
This public forum is an opportunity to hear about issues of social justice around restrooms. This will be followed by viewing blueprints and an actual single user, ADA compliant, LGBT-friendly, family-friendly restroom. Participants are invited to provide feedback on designs in order to provide user-input on actual OHIO design and construction specifications for future projects.

WED
10.14 @ 01:30pm
CREATING ACCESSIBLE WORD DOCUMENTS
Alden Library, Room 251
Join us for a hands-on workshop focusing on digital accessibility. Learn the basics, ask questions, and participate in training exploring introductory topics in accessible media.

FRI
10.16 @ 08:30am
CAREER AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW AND CAREER COACHING
Student Accessibility Services, 348 Baker
Students will receive an overview of the services of the CLDC and have the opportunity to meet individually with a career coach for questions related to identifying a career, job searching, and leadership development.

FRI
10.16 @ 04:00pm
SCREENING SOCIAL JUSTICE — “LIVES WORTH LIVING”
Baker University Center 237
“Lives Worth Living” traces the development of the disability rights movement in the U.S. through the stories of the movement’s early pioneers. This film screening is a part of a series looking at various social justice movements and how these movements intersect. There will be a panel discussion for participants to share reactions, raise questions, and discuss the intersections of disability and LGBT identities.

MON
10.19 @ 02:00pm
THERAPY DOGS
Grover W123
Join Paige Stretton for a skills demonstration with therapy dogs. Learn about selecting and training therapy dogs and learn about therapy dogs and the law.

MON
10.19 @ 03:00pm
MOVING FROM ADA COMPLIANT TO DISABILITY FRIENDLY
Living Learning Center (South Green)
This program will highlight the process of making decisions that support improved accessibility in the design and construction process. It will include discussing the balance between the need to incorporate accessibility with the overall needs and function of space renovation or construction. A brief tour of the residence halls, highlighting accessibility features, will be included.

TUE
10.20 @ 12:00pm
WORKING WITH STUDENT VETERANS 101
Baker University Center 231
Discussion of Veteran students in the classroom: what are some of the challenges? PTSD and TBI will be discussed.

WED
10.21 @ 11:45am
LUNCH & LEARN: GOING THE EXTRA MILE — ACCESSIBILITY PLANNING FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE UNIVERSITY
Stocker 103
A panel discussion will explore the extensive accessibility assessments conducted on Ohio University’s Athens campus in preparation for International Space University’s nine-week Space Studies Program.

WED
10.21 @ 01:30pm
BEST PRACTICES FOR CLOSED CAPTIONING AND TRANSCRIPTS
Alden Library 251
Join us for a hands-on workshop focusing on digital accessibility. Learn the basics, ask questions, and participate in training exploring introductory topics in accessible media.

WED
10.21 @ 03:00pm
IMPROVING WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY
Alden Library 251
With the coming change in CMS and the pointed focus on website accessibility, now is the time to take steps towards improving your own sites. This session will focus on a handful of simple steps you can take to make your content accessible. We will also talk about a tool you can use to determine what needs attention in your site from an accessibility perspective. Bring your laptops and follow along!

WED
10.21 @ 04:00pm
PERSONALITY AND INVOLVEMENT ON CAMPUS
Bake University Center 237
Need help thinking about your interests and strengths and putting them to work for you? This workshop will help you start to think about ways to get involved on campus that will help you further understand your career interests and prepare you to be engaged on campus.

THU
10.22 @ 12:00pm
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS IN EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS
HRTC 141/145
Bring your lunch and join staff from University Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Accessibility to explore how to respond to applicant requests for accommodations in their job search at OU and discuss options for providing those accommodations.

FRI
10.23 @ 01:00pm
STRATEGIC FUTURING FOR INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES
Athens Community Center
This workshop is a facilitated process designed to help participants to clarify their current approach to the future, leverage their strengths, values, and accomplishments in creating vision-based goals and partnerships to pull workshop participants into a positive future regardless of any impact a disability presents.

TUE
10.27 @ 12:00pm
ADA 25 CELEBRATION SERIES KEYNOTE: FROM EXCLUSION TO UNIVERSAL DESIGN: THE ADA’S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Nelson Commons
L. Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator and 504 Compliance Officer for the Ohio State University, will present an historical overview of disability rights within the context of moving from providing reasonable accommodation to implementing standards for universal design.

THU
10.29 @ 12:00pm
ISSUES FOR WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES
Women’s Center, Baker University Center
Dianne Bouvier, Ph.D., Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Accessibility, Dr. Carolyn Lewis, Instructor and Director Emeriti for WOUB in the College of Communication and Kaorin Marshall, senior student in the School of Communication Studies program, will present a brief literature review of research focused on issues for women who have disabilities. Topics include employment, safety, sexual assault and abuse, health and family and the underlying barriers for women whose lives are impacted by their disabilities.

THU
10.29 @ 12:00pm
RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES FOR A DIVERSE WORKFORCE
HRC 141/145
Bring your lunch and join staff from University Human Resources and the Office for Equal Opportunity and Accessibility as we look at current recruitment efforts and discuss how search committee members can expand those efforts to assure we are reaching the most diverse applicant pools possible.

SAT
10.31 @ 03:30pm
CREATIVE CREATURES IN CLAY
The Dairy Barn, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, OH
This workshop will focus on using the imagination to bring to life creatures that have never existed before. Come with your imagination and a curiosity for learning about clay. Space is limited to 12 participants. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate, but children under 5 must be with a grown-up. (Parents and care-providers may also register if they are interested in participating.) Contact Lyn Stanton at the Dairy Barn Arts Center to pre-register or to request an accommodation, by email: lyn@dairybarn.org or call: 740-592-4981.