Event Date(s):
April 16, 2013 - 09:00 to April 17, 2013 - 18:00

2003 marked the fortieth anniversary of passing of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the disabilty community is beginning to plan for the  25th anniversary of the ADA in 2015.  Benchmark anniversaries are a time for reflection and for looking ahead, This often paraphrased quote from Earl C. Kelly inspired this year’s theme.

“We have not succeeded in answering all our problems - indeed we sometimes feel we have not completely answered any of them. The answers we have found have only served to raise a whole set of new questions. In some ways we feel that we are as confused as ever, but we think we are confused on a higher level and aboutmore important things.” 

The quote and the theme speak to the successes and failures of the past and the journey still ahead.  What have we learned?  What are the important questions to guide us as we move ahead?

The Multiple Perspectives conference is an ongoing exploration of disability as a reflection of the human condition seen through multiple lenses (theory, practice, social constructs, built environment, personal experience, shared experience…).  Preference will be given to presentations that encourage conversations across the typical divisions (medical-social, education-employment, research-practice, business-government, rights-charity …)  You are encouraged to consider parallels, distinctions and intersections with race, gender and ethnicity; think broadly about technology, globalization, culture and communication; share

Past programs and conference updates as they become available can be found at: http://ada.osu.edu/conferences.htm.

To be on the mailing list for the conference, send e-mail to ADA-OSU@osu.edu

The Multiple Perspectives Conference is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Endowment Fund and ongoing support from The Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES 2014

Proposals are due January 6th, 2014

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail as an attachment (Word, Word Perfect, TXT, or RTF formats)  to ADA-OSU@osu.edu  with Multiple Perspectives 2014 in the subject line.

Proposals must include:
1.     Name of each presenter with  titles,  institutions, employers etc. as appropriate
2.     Contact information (phone, mailing address, and e-mail) if there is more than one presenter please indicate one individual as the contact and lead presenter.
3.     Title of Presentation   (12 words or less)
4.     Description  (700 words or less)   Please describe the content, focus and desired outcomes for the presentation using these questions as a guide.
·What is the format of the presentation (Lecture, Panel, Discussion, Performance, Other)?
·Who is the intended audience (educators, employers, businesses, advocates, students, consumers, researchers, or other)?
·How familiar should the audience be with the topic (beginner, intermediate, advanced)?
·What are your three main goals for the presentation?
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.

Questions about proposals or the conference can be directed to:
L. Scott Lissner
ADA Coordinator & 504 Compliance Officer
Office Of Diversity And Inclusion
614-292-6207 (voice)  614-688-8605 (TTY)
Lissner.2@osu.eduhttp://ada.osu.edu
154 West 12th Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43214