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1 Disability as a Diversity Issue Alan Russell, MA Disability Support Services Rice University

2 Disability Support Services provides accommodations to students, faculty and staff to enhance their success at Rice.

3 Eliminate Barriers Raise Awareness Cultivate a Culture of Inclusion

4 Eliminate Barriers

5 Provide assistive technology to people with visual impairments

6 Students with learning disabilities test in a distraction- reduced environment with extra time to ensure success.

7 Captioning and ASL interpreters can be provided to people with hearing impairments.

8 Enhance the diversity of Rice by raising the awareness level on campus.

9 Reach out to staff, faculty and students

10 Diversity Council

11 Provide assistance and advice on building access issues.

12 Establish a Culture of Inclusion

13 DARE Disability Advocacy Resource & Education

14 Advocate for individual cases as well as general disability awareness.

15 Questions?

16 Thank You! Alan Russell, MA Director, Disability Support Services Phone: 713-348-5841 Email: alan.g.russell@rice.edu Web: http://www.dss.rice.edu

17 Photo Credits Slide 1: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/987463 By: johnnyberg. Slide 5: (Left) http://www.flickr.com/photos/mclib/2201703825/ sizes/o/in/photostream/ By:mclib; (Right) http://www.adaptivetech.co.nz/images/using%20 a%20computer%20with%20zoomtext.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/mclib/2201703825/ sizes/o/in/photostream/ http://www.adaptivetech.co.nz/images/using%20 a%20computer%20with%20zoomtext.jpg Slide 7: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/904699 By: juliafhttp://www.sxc.hu/photo/904699 Slide 9: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/934197 By: L_Avihttp://www.sxc.hu/photo/934197 Slide 10: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/825489 By: alaasafeihttp://www.sxc.hu/photo/825489


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