Dr. Victor Pineda will deliver the Ken Campbell lecture at the 2016 Multiple Perspectives Conference, Poster Submissions and More

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability


The 2016 Multiple Perspectives Conference April 12 - 14 at The Ohio State University.

Offerings include:

INCLUSIVE CITIES: The 2016 Ken Campbell Lecture presented by Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda, President of World ENABLED, and a Senior Fellow at The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.  Victor’s presentation is based on his international research, travels and upcoming book “Inclusive Cities: Governance and the Transformation of Disability Rights”.

AUTISTEXT: The 2016 Ethel Louise Armstrong Lecture presented by Melanie Yergeau, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan.  When autistic people disclose being autistic, we are often met with intrusive questions and hostile responses:  Who diagnosed you?  When were you toilet-trained?  Well, you don't look autistic to me.

Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal: presented by Dr. Joel Snyder, Founder of Audio Description Associates, LLC Director of the American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project.  This full day hands on workshop will provide skills for web designers, instructional designers, arts managers, faculty, curators, educators, accessibility professionals to build access into communications, instruction, perform and and exhibitions.

Our concurrent sessions include presenters from across the country, Japan, Canada, Australia and the UK this year here is a sample of their topics:
• The Intersection Of Race And Disability: How Institutions of Higher Education Must Embrace Simultaneity in Student Life
• Potty Privileges: Applying Universal Design Concepts to develop an Inclusive Restroom Design
• Reaching and Supporting Student Veterans with Disabilities in Higher Education
• Designing the Arts and Autism Institute
• Around the World in 80 Plans: Work/Study Abroad from Disability Perspectives
• Ohio’s Statewide Consortia: THINK COLLEGE Updates on Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
• Beyond Point A to B - Transportation Access
• Update from the Departments of Education’s Office For Civil Rights.


April 13, 2016 at the
Sixteenth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability
Held on The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus

Poster Submissions are Due no later than March 15, 2016

The Multiple Perspectives Conference encourages students to network with professionals, the community, and scholars who share their interests in the science, art, culture, politics and realities of disability.  A generous gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation funds a reception and awards for graduate research, undergraduate research, art & performance, community service and class projects.  Submissions may focus on any aspect of disability and may be based on independent or supervised student projects including research, art, performance, class projects or community service.  For full details visit http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2016Conf/2016callforstudentposters.html

The full conference fees will be waived and lunch provided for presenters of accepted proposals. Presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

The Ethel Louise Armstrong Lecture and Student Poster Competition are free and open to the public.  Held annually at The Ohio State University's Multiple Perspectives Conference it is made possible through the generosity of ELA Foundation and its founder Margaret Stanton.  The Lecture honors Ms. Stanton's grandmother, Ethel Louise Armstrong, who exemplified self-determination and resistance in the face of socially imposed constraints.  As a young woman with a physical disability growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Margaret was inspired by her grandmother's insistence on excelling in post secondary education despite social conventions during her time that denied women, particularly those with disabilities, opportunities for school and work.  Ms. Staton, a lifelong advocate worked in Washington DC promoting accessibility after earning her M.Ed. In 1994 she founded the ELA Foundation to promote full inclusion of people with disabilities in the world.



Registration opens soon.  This year’s conference and preconference fees have been lowered due to generous support from Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Endowment Fund, The Office of Distance and Electronic Education, The Student Disability Services Office, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and VSA Ohio.  These subsidies have lowered our full conference fee of $675 to:

Non-OSU Attendee
1 Day = $60
2 Days = $120
Government Employees within the State of Ohio
1 Day = $45
2 Days = $90
OH AHEAD Members
1 Day = $45
2 Days = $90
OSU Faculty & Staff
1 day = $30
2 Days = $60
OSU Student attending sessions & lunch
1 Day = $ 5
2 Days = $10
OSU Student attending sessions only = Free


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