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1 The University of Texas at El Paso 2014 UTEP Ability Awareness Week Highlights

2 AAW focused on three key areas 2

3 AAW Support 3 This year nearly 700 people attended a week-long series of events. Of the student participants, 73.3% were undergraduates and 26.7% from graduate programs. 56 UTEP & community participants were part of the AAW organizational committee.

4 Student Learning Objectives As a result of attending the Ability Awareness Week activities: Students will be able to identify educational and environmental barriers that are obstacles for students with disabilities. Students will learn terms that are appropriate for describing people with disabilities based on people first language. As a result of attending the Ability Awareness Week activities: Students will be able to identify educational and environmental barriers that are obstacles for students with disabilities. Students will learn terms that are appropriate for describing people with disabilities based on people first language.

5 Major Impact Of the attendees, 89.58% reported that they had learned something new as a result of their participation. In addition, 91.43% said that they would recommend others attend the event next year. Eighty-nine percent of the respondents who attended the Photovoice seminar indicated that the participatory action encouraged by Photovoice can be used to reach policy-makers and enable social change on our campus and in our community. Of the attendees, 89.58% reported that they had learned something new as a result of their participation. In addition, 91.43% said that they would recommend others attend the event next year. Eighty-nine percent of the respondents who attended the Photovoice seminar indicated that the participatory action encouraged by Photovoice can be used to reach policy-makers and enable social change on our campus and in our community.

6 Major Impact As a result of Photovoice student and staff members can take pictures of parking violations and based on these pictures these vehicles can be cited by parking and transportation.

7 Key outcomes resulting from the Ability Awareness Week : By attending the Resource Fair, Eighty-eight percent of respondents who attended the resource fair reported that they agreed that the agencies featured provided resources and services that are of assistance to students with disabilities. By attending the Sensitive Training All of the respondents surveyed indicated that elevators, automatic door openers, and curb cuts are necessary to provide access to students with disabilities. This reflects the fact that students are able to identify environmental barriers that are obstacles for students By attending the Resource Fair, Eighty-eight percent of respondents who attended the resource fair reported that they agreed that the agencies featured provided resources and services that are of assistance to students with disabilities. By attending the Sensitive Training All of the respondents surveyed indicated that elevators, automatic door openers, and curb cuts are necessary to provide access to students with disabilities. This reflects the fact that students are able to identify environmental barriers that are obstacles for students

8 AAW Major Highlights The second Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium in Health & Disability had 282 participants. Four individuals and the University Communications Department received recognition awards for their work on behalf of UTEP students with disabilities. From their Photovoice presentation in 2012, five student presenters have since seen resolution of six environmental barriers on campus as identified through their photographs. Four educational seminars and a symposium were held to promote disability awareness. The second Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium in Health & Disability had 282 participants. Four individuals and the University Communications Department received recognition awards for their work on behalf of UTEP students with disabilities. From their Photovoice presentation in 2012, five student presenters have since seen resolution of six environmental barriers on campus as identified through their photographs. Four educational seminars and a symposium were held to promote disability awareness.

9 Ability Awareness week Follow-up survey Respondents responded to the survey 64% Student 9% Faculty 11% Staff 17% Member of the community 47 Respondents responded to the survey 64% Student 9% Faculty 11% Staff 17% Member of the community

10 Attendance at Ability Awareness Week activities 100 attended the opening plenary session About 111 attended the four seminars About 150 attended the Resource Fair and 9 people attended the Evacuation Chair Training 280 people attended the second Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium 100 attended the opening plenary session About 111 attended the four seminars About 150 attended the Resource Fair and 9 people attended the Evacuation Chair Training 280 people attended the second Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium

11 Marketing/Advertising of AAW 14.67% Posters/Flyers around campus or sent to departments 29.33% A professor 14.67% Friend or co-worker 16.00% 4.00% CASS website 4.00% Article in The Prospector 5.33% UTEP campus TV monitors 2.67% Campus signage 9.33% Other (please specify) 14.67% Posters/Flyers around campus or sent to departments 29.33% A professor 14.67% Friend or co-worker 16.00% 4.00% CASS website 4.00% Article in The Prospector 5.33% UTEP campus TV monitors 2.67% Campus signage 9.33% Other (please specify)

12 Walgreens flu clinic Vaccine was provided for the flu, shingles, pneumonia and tetanus. The estimated value of vaccine donated for the uninsured is over $21, % people said that they know Walgreens flu clinic was held during AAW. 22% got a flu shot during the Walgreens flu clinic. Vaccine was provided for the flu, shingles, pneumonia and tetanus. The estimated value of vaccine donated for the uninsured is over $21, % people said that they know Walgreens flu clinic was held during AAW. 22% got a flu shot during the Walgreens flu clinic.

13 Recommend Flu clinic For next year's AAW 76.32% Yes 5.26% No 18.42% Not sure 76.32% Yes 5.26% No 18.42% Not sure

14 Overall impression of the Ability Awareness Week activities Of the attendees, 89.58% reported that they had learned something new as a result of their participation % said that they would recommend others attend the event next year. The Ability Awareness Week 2014 was rated as Of the attendees, 89.58% reported that they had learned something new as a result of their participation % said that they would recommend others attend the event next year. The Ability Awareness Week 2014 was rated as

15 Media coverage of AAW Professional media coverage of AAW reached the El Paso/Juarez binational community through both local and international news media, including TV channels KFOX 14, KTSM 9, Univision 26, and the El Paso Times newspaper and the Mexican newspaper El Diario de Juarez. On campus, UTEP News and The Prospector kept the university community informed and promoted the importance of awareness in promoting and recognizing the contributions of those with disabilities. Professional media coverage of AAW reached the El Paso/Juarez binational community through both local and international news media, including TV channels KFOX 14, KTSM 9, Univision 26, and the El Paso Times newspaper and the Mexican newspaper El Diario de Juarez. On campus, UTEP News and The Prospector kept the university community informed and promoted the importance of awareness in promoting and recognizing the contributions of those with disabilities.

16 Suggestions Invite more student organizations to participate as service projects. The "In their shoes" activity was powerful but a bit disorganized. There were not more sensitivity trainings available to attend. There weren't enough seats in the conference areas on the conferences that took place on Friday, October 17 th. Invite more student organizations to participate as service projects. The "In their shoes" activity was powerful but a bit disorganized. There were not more sensitivity trainings available to attend. There weren't enough seats in the conference areas on the conferences that took place on Friday, October 17 th.

17 Questions, discussion & recommendations for next year Questions, discussion & recommendations for next year


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