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2021 Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, & Disability Conference Now Accepting Proposals

Dec. 10, 2020

The ADA Coordinator’s Office at The Ohio State University has issued a call for proposals for the 2021 Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, & Disability Conference. This annual conference aims to serve as a catalyst for positive change and a springboard for collaborations with our partners in education, business, public, and social service. Each year a series of workshops will provide a forum for individuals and organizations to expand their knowledge and perspectives, and an opportunity to increase community resources through the synergy of collaboration.

The workshops are designed to bring a diverse audience together to discuss the full spectrum of disability issues and experiences. To ensure broad participation from the university community, business, state and local government, educators, advocacy organizations, social service agencies, and individuals with disabilities sponsors are sought each year to subsidize conference participants. This year’s conference will consider disability as context and will explore:

  • How is disability experienced across race, religion, gender, age and geography?
  • How is disability reflected in work, education, commerce and leisure?
  • How can disability transform our environment, culture and politics?

Conference presentations will examine the foundations of access or design an inclusive future by submitting a proposal. Presentations that encourage discussion across the typical social and disciplinary boundaries; connect individuals to local, national or international communities; or consider parallels, distinctions and intersections with race, gender and ethnicity will be given a preference.

The 2021 conference will take place on Monday, April 19th and Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 and proposals are due on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021. This year’s conference will have a virtual component and in-person participation will be determined based on safety consideration.

For full details about the conference, please visit the conference’s homepage.