October is ADA Awareness Month -- EKU Activities Calendar

October is Disabilities Awareness Month

Disabilities Awareness Events at EKU - October 2016

Coordinated by the ADA Accessibility and Awareness Committee | U.S. Department of Labor

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All Month - ADA Books - EKU Library Showcase - Grand Reading Room 

    Go see a selection of books with an ADA theme in the Grand Reading Room this month.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - ADA Awareness Day, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Outside Powell

     Vendors include: Bluegrass Hearing Clinic, EKU ASLIE, EKU Campus Recreation, EKU Office of Equity and Inclusion, EKU IT,  EKU Center for Student Accessibility, EKU Recreational Therapy, Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Kentucky River Foothills --KYNECT Outreach, KATS Network, National Student Speech Hearing Language Association, Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Radio Eye, Sorenson VRS, Superior Van, Human Development Institute (UK), and KY Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Chautauqua Lecture - "I Choose to be Happy: Triumphing Over Tragedy" - Missy Jenkins Smith, 7:30 p.m., O'Donnell Hall, Whitlock Building

    From her webpage: "On December 1, 1997 a 14-year-old freshman boy who had been bullied for years walked into the Heath High School lobby in West Paducah, Kentucky, and randomly fired a .22-caliber semi-automatic pistol. Three students were killed. Five were injured.

     One of the critically injured girls was 15-year-old sophomore Missy Jenkins, who was left paralyzed from the chest down. But just hours after the shooting, Missy did the unthinkable: she forgave the shooter, accepted her disability and reclaimed her life."

     You will be able to meet Missy, purchase her book and have it signed after the lecture!

Tuesday, October 11 - A Little Means a Lot: Simple Ways to Improve Online Course Accessibility - 12 noon - 1:15, Commonwealth Training Room 1801.  Refreshments.  

Register for the event!

Accessibility. ADA. Section 508.You’ve been told to comply with standards and guidelines related to these terms. But where do you start—particularly in an online setting, where content is delivered electronically rather than face to face?

EKU’s e-Campus Instructional Design Center invites you to attend “A Little Means a Lot” on Tuesday, October 11. In this fast-paced session, you’ll discover simple things you can do to make your online courses accessible to a wide student audience, all while meeting compliance requirements. You will find that a little really does mean a lot in creating an online learning environment where everyone can thrive.

Session Goals

·         Experience how a screen reader translates both “good” and “bad” content

·         Experience positive effects on accessibility when simple augmentations to course content are made

·         Be equipped to research and implement easy changes to online courses for access by a wider student audience

Wednesday, October 26 - ADA Movie Night - 6 p.m., Herndon Lounge, Powell

    Come out and watch "A Beautiful Mind" followed by "Mr. Holland's Opus"