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Events 2010 - 2011

CCSPD conducted and co-sponsored six events during 2010-11. The following are a listing of the events and brief description.

3rd Annual 2011 UIC Digital Accessibility Expo

Monday, April 11, 2011
8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois.

Registration for the Expo is available online at

This year's scheduled keynote speakers include Daniel Hubbell, Accessibility Technical Evangelist for Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing division, and
Daniel Goldstein, Outside Counsel for the National Federation of the Blind.

The Digital Accessibility Expo focuses on improving the access to digital materials for all people, including those with disabilities. Information and
instructional materials that are developed with accessibility in mind are universally designed to improve access for everyone. The Digital
Accessibility Expo will offer a platform on current resources available that promote accessible information technology and assistive technology.

The exhibit hall will offer demonstrations on assistive technology and accessible information technology along with providing training opportunities on developing and implementing accessible online information in an organization.

The registration fee of $50 includes lunch, all exhibits, and presentations.
A reduced registration fee of $15 is available for students with a valid student ID.

Digital Accessibility Expo Sponsors include:
UIC Office of the Chancellor
UIC Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities
Great Lakes ADA Center
Illinois Board of Higher Education
UIC Office for Access and Equity
UIC Web Accessibility Committee
AccessText Network
Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC)
Microcomputer Science Centre Inc.
MSF&W Accessibility Solutions
UIC University Library
UIC Institute of Disability and Human Development, Disability and Human
Development Department
UIC Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
UIC Honors College

The Department of Disability and Human Development and Bodies of Work invite you to:

New Disability Cinema

A lecture and screening with: Lawrence Carter-Long

Date: November 8th
Time: 4pm to 6:45pm
Location: Lecture Hall D4

Time worn stereotypes are being re-worked and re-visioned in ways that makers of cookie cutter dramas and weepy two-hankie tearjerkers never could have imagined. Today's disabled artists are exposing a seldom seen, multilayered, complexity in their work. From action heroes to sexy sirens, the next wave of disabled movie makers refuse to be handicapped by limited expectations. Join Lawrence Carter-Long, founder and curator of the genre busting disTHIS! Film Series as we examine the origins - and recent examples of - the latest, sometimes shocking trends in disability cinema.

Cosponsored by: the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of People with Disabilities. Captioning and Sign Language Interpreters provided by The Disability Resource Center

For other accommodations please contact Aly Patsavas at

"Accessible by Design: Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment for Students with Disabilities"

Date: November 2, 2010
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 207 AH Addams Hall
Contact:, 1-312-996-9549
Department: African American Cultural Center

Sponsored by: the Centers for Diversity and the CCSPD.

Licia Carlson Lecture on "Rethinking Suffering in the Face of Intellectual Disability"

Date: October 12, 2010
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: College of Medicine Research Building (CMRB)
Room: Moss Auditorium

Professor Licia Carlson, Department of Philosophy, Providence College, will deliver a lecture titled "Rethinking Suffering in the Face of Intellectual Disability."

This lecture takes place in the Moss Auditorium, College of Medicine Research Building, 909 South Wolcott.

Professor Carlson is the author of The Faces of Intellectual Disability: Philosophical Reflections (2010). She is a philosopher who has written numerous articles on philosophy and disability. In addition to her single-authored book, she is the co-editor of Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy.

Sponsored by: Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Department of Disability and Human Development, Department of Medical Education (Begando and Traub-Byfield funds), Department of Special Education, Honors College, Hospital Ethics Committee, and Project Biocultures.

Higher Education and Latinos with Disabilities

A panel discussion on the barriers Latinos with disabilities encounter while attempting to earn a degree at a college or university. A larger discussion of issues Latinos with disabilities face in the community will be part of the event.

Date: September 29th, 2010
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: Disability, Health and Social Policy Building (DHSP)
1640 W. Roosevelt Road
Auditorium, First Floor

Sponsored by: The Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD in collaboration with the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Latinos (CCSL), DBTAC Great Lakes ADA Center and Latino Cultural Center in commemoration of the Latino Heritage Month 2010 Celebration.

Disability Pride Parade on July 24th

The next event that the CCSPD will participate in is the Disability Pride Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday July 24th, 2010 in downtown Chicago.


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