Problem-Solving for Accessibility
Problem-Solving for Accessibility is an opportunity for students at the University of Florida to increase personal or organizational impact on accessibility. You will have the opportunity to: Network with other campus leaders from multiple disciplines and problem solve around accessibility issues with UF faculty and leaders in the campus and greater-Gainesville community.
This particular session sees to address radical solution making for Individuals with disabilities and their experience pertaining to a variety of areas within accessibility. The purpose of this event is to encourage participants to solve real-world issues in a short amount of time, and designed to teach participants to be change agents. The hope of the program is to encourage critical thinking and engage radically in solution oriented thinking in the realm of accessibility as well other social issues.
February 28th: 4-6pm, Reitz Union, room 3320
Focus: Accessibility in higher education
Event is free and open to the public
Please Register for this event here!
The program starts with an overall keynote about Disability by DRC Director, Geraldo Altamirano. It then leads into small groups, where each group, with a facilitator, will do a small teach (10min) on a specific issue within the realm of disability. The topics and facilitators are included below:
Gainful Employment: Amanda Brown and Linda Butler (Center for Independent Living)
Advocacy: Gabriella McIntyre and Andreina Fernandez (UF Disability Resource Center)
Safe, Affordable, and Accessable Hosuing: Rick Nelson (UF Disability Resource Center) & Tony Delisle (Center for Independent Living)
Engaging Within the Campus Community: Lisa Diekow (UF Disability Resource Center) & Mark Mayfield (Center for Independent Living)
Physical Accessability on Campus: Jenna Gonzalez (UF Disability Resource Center)
Inclusive Instruction: Beth Roland (UF Disability Resource Center)
Participants will then create solutions that they’ve developed about each topic with guidance from the small group facilitators. Participants will then present their solutions at the end in a gallery walk that will conclude with insightful reflection on the process and ideas generated.