• Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability

    Posted on December 23, 2015

    This past July was the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act; November marked the 20th Anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act in Brittan; and December, 2016, will be the 10th anniversary of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and this April will be the “sweet sixteen” for Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability

    “It is time to move beyond the letter of the law to the spirit of the law; to shift our focus from redressing human and environmental problems through remedial design to preventing problems through holistic design.” Leslie Kanes Weisman


    At the Sixteenth Annual
    Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability
    April 13 – 14, 2016
    The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus

    Student Poster Competition Submissions are due no later than March 15, 2016
    Concurrent Session Proposals Due January 28, 2016

    The Multiple Perspectives Conference encourages students to network with professionals, the community, and scholars who share their interests in disability at its annual student poster reception. A generous gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation will fund awards (Graduate Research – $500; Undergraduate Research $200, Art & Performance $200, Community Service $100, and Class Projects $200 at this year’s competition.

    Submissions may focus on any aspect of disability and may be based on:
    1. Independent & Supervised Student Research
    2. Art & Performance
    3. Class Projects & Papers (Award goes to department to support future projects)
    4. Community Service & Applied Problem Solving from Service Learning Classes or student organizations (Award goes to organization/department to support future projects)

    Posters can take a variety of forms including print material mounted on poster board or display panels or arranged on a table; PowerPoint presentations, web pages or video presentations from your laptop…
     Presentation materials must fit on a 3’x6’ table or along 6’ or less of wall space
     Presentation materials should present the information in 10 minutes or less
     Presenters or their designee must be present to interact with the audience
     Presenters must provide their own equipment

    Visit these sites for tips on developing a poster presentation:
     http://denman.osu.edu/resources.aspx
     http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/speaking/poster/index.cfm
     http://www.plu.edu/~libr/workshops/multimedia/posters.html

    Students and teams of students who wish to present a poster must send the following information to ADA-OSU@osu.edu no later than March 15, 2016

    1. Title
    2. Short Title – 12 word maximum
    3. Poster Format (Print, Model, PowerPoint, Video, …)
    4. Description of their proposed poster topic – 250 word maximum
    5. E-mail address, phone number, and surface mail address of coordinating presenter
    6. As appropriate, university, department, grant, course or student organization affiliation
    7. A letter of support from a faculty member or organization advisor associated with the project
    8. Name of individual, Department or Organization to receive cash award should the project win.

    Early submissions are encouraged. Submissions will be reviewed as they arrive. Conference fees will be waived and lunch provided for all accepted presenters.

    Please Note:
    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 Multiple Perspectives Conference is hosted by Ohio State University’s ADA Coordinator’s Office your participation is supported through the generosity of the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Endowment Fund and ongoing support from The Ohio State University.