Multiple Perspectives Conference

The OSU ADA Coordinator’s Office is presenting a free conference on access, inclusion and disability April 12-13 on the Columbus Campus.

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability: Seeing Disability at School, Work & Beyond
April 12-13, 2017

Registration is open here.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, The Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, The Battelle Memorial Fund and Disability Rights Ohio as well as the ongoing support of The Ohio State University, this year’s Multiple Perspectives Conference will be free to students, faculty and staff ($10 each day if you want lunch).

The 2017 Ethel Louise Armstrong Lecture on Disability Art & Culture will be presented by Leroy, “Black/Brown International Disability Art/Hip-Hop” featuring art, music and narrative on April 12 at 3:30pm. Immediately following, a reception will feature Student Perspectives- Ethel Louise Armstrong Student Poster Competition. This lecture is at the Blackwell Inn on OSU’s Columbus Campus and is free and open to the public.

The 2017 Ken Campbell Lecture on Disability Law and Policy will be presented by Samuel Bagenstos, the Frank G. Millard Professor of Law at the University of Michigan’s Law School. He has served with the US Department of Justice and recently argued Fry vs. Napolean Community Schools, a case at the intersection of the ADA and IDEA concerning a disabled girl who was prevented from using her service dog in school, winning an 8-0 decision. This lecture is at the Blackwell Inn on OSU’s Columbus Campus on April 13th at 3:30 and is free and open to the public.

Sample of concurrent Sessions:

  • Have Impact: Your Community, Ohio, Nationwide and the World?
  • Ohio AgrAbility: Disability Can’t Stop Ohio Farmers from Farming!
  • Access to Higher Education: Rights and Responsibilities
  • Inclusive Neighborhoods: Zoning Predictions under the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Unified Sports: Providing Recreational Opportunities in Postsecondary Education
  • On Inclusivity, Mental Disability, and Unimagined Types: Reconsidering Learning Spaces
  • Improving Employment Outcomes for Students with IDD across Ohio’s Statewide Consortium
  • Accommodations in the Work Place: Workable, Whacky and Wild
  • Disability/Race Disclosure, Intersectional Resistance and Radical Solidarity




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