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Disability is not a dirty word; ‘handi-capable’ should be retired

Apr. 23, 2019—Disability identity advocates say euphemisms for the word 'disability' diminish and erase disability from the picture.

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Mellon Foundation grant to expand access to Vanderbilt library collections

Mar. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt is among seven universities awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to foster library collaborations supporting learning needs of students with print disabilities.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center MLK lecture: Lance Robertson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Jan. 2, 2019—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will welcome Asst. Sec. Lance Robertson, administrator and assistant secretary for aging, Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as its 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Series keynote speaker.

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: Laura Rothstein Nov. 30

Nov. 20, 2018—Laura Rothstein, professor of law and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, will discuss "Emerging Issues for Health Care Professional Programs for Individuals with Disabilities: Southeastern Community College Revisited" on Friday, Nov. 30. The Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series talk will begin at noon in Light Hall, Room 208.

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‘Design Thinking for Accessibility’ boot camp at Wond’ry Nov. 10

Nov. 5, 2018—Poor lighting can have a significant impact on a campus' accessibility and shape the college experience of students with disabilities. In this DIVE boot camp, we'll apply the human-centered design process to address the following challenge: How might we improve accessibility at night for the vision- and mobility-impaired?  

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Kaufman discusses re-imagining disability for the 21st century during keynote address

Nov. 2, 2018—Jonathan Kaufman, a nationally recognized leader in the diversity and disability arena, discussed the importance of businesses, governments and education systems evolving to be more inclusive of people with disabilities during a recent Vanderbilt lecture.

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Former White House policy adviser on diversity and disability to speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 25

Oct. 17, 2018—Jonathan Kaufman will deliver a keynote talk on Oct. 25 as part of Vanderbilt’s InclusAbility campaign kickoff and Disability Awareness Month.

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Equal Employment Opportunity office reminds faculty, staff of services during Disability Awareness Month

Oct. 7, 2018—The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) welcomes faculty and staff to engage in an interactive process regarding disability accommodations. 

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InclusAbility campaign to bring awareness, more inclusive lens to disability identities

Sep. 28, 2018—Ensuring that all students, faculty and staff with disabilities, both visible and invisible, are provided with equal opportunities to fully avail themselves of all that Vanderbilt has to offer is the aim of a new campaign. The effort kicks off with a celebration Oct. 4.

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Paralympian, disability rights scholar to speak at McGugin Center Oct. 9

Sep. 27, 2018—Anjali Forber-Pratt, an elite wheelchair racer and Peabody College professor, will discuss "The Paralympic Movement" Oct. 9 as part of a new series sponsored by Vanderbilt's Sports and Society Initiative.

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Registration open for 2018 Tennessee Disability MegaConference

Mar. 15, 2018—Registration is open for the 2018 Tennessee Disability MegaConference, to be held May 24–25 at the Nashville Airport Marriott. This year’s theme is “Rising Strong Together.”

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Paralympian, disability rights scholar to speak at South Korean conference

Jan. 26, 2018—Forber-Pratt is an elite wheelchair racer who earned two bronze medals at the Paralympic Games.

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