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Disability Awareness: We can all overcome our challenges

November 16, 2018

Election Day and the Thanksgiving holiday encouraged the Accessibility Committee and the Academic Resource Center to reflect on the accomplishments of some of the United States’ most well-known individuals despite their challenges with “disabilities.” Many are well aware of some of these examples but may be less familiar with some of the more hidden disabilities that former commanders in chief have overcome and/or managed.

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Disability Awareness Month: Encourage appropriate interactions

October 22, 2018

The Accessibility Committee and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) are providing weekly disability and accessibility tips for Disability Awareness Month. This week's tip is to encourage positive, appropriate interactions to create a welcoming and respectful environment for all students, faculty and staff members.

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Adding a simple accessibility statement to your event flyer can help signal that individuals with disabilities are welcome and included.

Accessibility Awareness Month Tips: Provide intentional inclusion

October 08, 2018

The Accessibility Committee and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) are providing weekly disability and accessibility tips this month for Disability Awareness Month. Tip 2: Provide intentional inclusion. One way to accommodate individuals with disabilities is to intentionally create a place for them and provide a way for them to be included. To make individuals with disabilities feel welcome, try adding an accessibility statement to the bottom of your next event flyer.

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A 10-year-old in Scotland initiated signage that raises awareness of people with

Disability Awareness Month: Accessibility Tips

October 01, 2018

The Accessibility Committee and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) are providing weekly disability and accessibility tips this month for Disability Awareness Month. Tip 1: One in five Americans is a person with a disability, and not all disabilities are visible. A person may be born with a disability, may acquire a disability through an accident or illness, or may acquire a disability as result of aging. Please be aware that people may have a hidden disability.

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Take a tour of the East Academic Building, Browning Hall and Pearson House

Accessibility Committee's Universal Design Tour Feb. 27

February 26, 2018

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the Universal Design Tour on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 11:30 in the East Academic Building. Meet in the Edward Jones Commons and prepare for a walking tour of the building, Browning Hall and Pearson House. Participants will learn what Universal Design is, and how it is applied, or not applied, to three unique campus buildings.

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Christy Herzing

New Academic ADA Coordinator

January 09, 2018

Effective Tuesday, Jan. 16, Christy Herzing will join the Academic Resource Center (ARC) as the academic ADA coordinator. Herzing replaces Shelley Wolfmeyer, who left the position in Oct. 2017. Temporary academic ADA coordinator Michelle Fassler will continue working through Friday, Jan. 26, to help transition Herzing into the full-time role and to make the transition as smooth as possible for Herzing, students, and faculty and staff members.

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Attendance is free.

Webster Hosts Missouri Self-Directed Supports Conference

July 20, 2017

The Missouri Self-Directed Supports Conference will be held at Webster University in the East Academic Building on Aug. 4-5, with a variety of sessions discussing the use of self-directed supports for adults with autism or other developmental disabilities living in the community. Anyone who receives or anticipates receiving services through a Medicaid waiver to assist with caring for themselves or a person with special needs is welcome to attend this no-cost conference

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Accessibility roll-through on the Webster Groves campus

Workforce Recruitment Program for Students, Grads with Disabilities

September 07, 2016

The government-wide workforce recruitment and referral program (WRP) connects federal employers nationwide with college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer internships or permanent jobs. The goal is to increase the representation of persons with disabilities, especially severe disabilities, in the federal workforce. Webster candidates must apply by Oct. 12, 2016.

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Roll through teams will navigate areas of campus using a wheelchair.

Engage in Campus Accessibility with 'Roll Through' March 14-18

March 11, 2016

The Accessibility Committee invites you to experience firsthand the challenges confronting people with disabilities in daily campus life by taking part in a roll through. Roll through teams will navigate specific areas of campus and campus buildings using a wheelchair. See the schedule and locations and RSVP to Judy Geczi.

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