Brandman University’s Dr. Loren O’Connor, director of Americans with Disabilities Act services, will present at the 2013 International Conference on Universal Design and Assistive Technology (UniDAT) in New Delhi, India Dec. 19-21. Dr. O’Connor will present “Designing and Implementing an Office of Disability Services that Effectively Supports Students and Utilizes a Collaborative Approach to Curriculum Implementation Built upon the Principle of Universal Design.”
O’Connor will be assisted by Alex Price, disability services coordinator for Brandman University.
“Universities around the world are transforming their curricula to follow the framework of Universal Design,” said O’Connor. “In this fast paced, dynamic educational world it is important that all students have equal access to program materials. Our presentation aims to show how to design and implement a university-level office of disability services that not only supports students with disabilities, but collaborates with administration, faculty, and staff to create a learning environment that can benefit all students.”
The UniDAT conference, located at the Indian Spinal Injuries Center, will emphasize technology that works for the widest possible range of ability or a specialized technology tailored to the needs of individuals with functional limitations. It will showcase the impact of new and developing technologies that make life easier, and in many cases possible, for people with disabilities.
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