Creating a Culture of Access for Mental Disability in University SpaceExport this event to calendar

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

A workshop for UW employees with disability studies professor Margaret Price.

Drawing upon the recently published "Resource Guide for Welcoming Faculty with Mental Disabilities" sponsored by the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion, Price presents concrete strategies for making university spaces more accessible for employees with mental disabilities.

Although her research analysis was based on faculty members, she draws attention to information and strategies that are applicable to all UW employees as well as students. The overall aim of the workshop is to offer specific tactics for creating a "culture of access," as it has been described by Elizabeth Brewer, Cynthia Selfe, and Melanie Yergeau, in university space.

About the speaker

Margaret Price is an associate professor of English at The Ohio State University, specializing in disability studies and rhetoric/composition/literacy.

Event details

Light refreshments will be served (coffee, water, snacks).

Space is limited – please register early.

Sponsors

This event is sponsored in part by (in no particular order): Renison University College, the Equity Office; Human Resources; the Women’s Studies program; the UW Staff Association; the Department of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies; and the Dean of Arts Office.

Want more?

Price will also be giving a public talk on February 13, "Moving Together: Toward a Theory of Crip Spacetime."

Location 
DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
Room 1301
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada