Disability Access Services is rolling out new testing features for Fall 2014. We have simplified the Testing accommodation process for our students, and streamlined it for our faculty as well.

Students request alternative testing accommodations the same way they always have. After the students’ requests are approved, faculty will receive a Notification of Academic Accommodations email with a link to submit an Alternative Testing Agreement.

The Alternative Testing Agreement identifies all of the information that students, faculty and DAS need to know about administering testing accommodations – whether the faculty member or DAS will be proctoring the exam and providing the accommodations, where the exam will be taken, and what the exam instructions are. This agreement only needs to be filled out once per class – it will automatically be copied to any other students requesting testing accommodations in the class.

This Agreement replaces the Testing Contract, which students & faculty used to fill out together. This new process eliminates one step for students and simplifies it for the faculty, who no longer have to fill out individual contracts for each of their DAS students.

For additional details about the new process, and a full explanation of the student & faculty responsibilities and expectations, please visit our DAS Student Handbook chapter on Alternative Testing, or the DAS Faculty Guidelines.

Have any questions? Please feel free to contact Testing.Services@oregonstate.edu, or call the main DAS office at 541-737-4098.

AAHD Frederick J Krause Scholarship On Health & Disability

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is accepting applications for the AAHD Scholarship Program (2014-2015) which supports students with disabilities pursuing higher education in a field related to disability and health.  Preference is given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, behavioral health, epidemiology, health promotion, disability studies, to include disability policy and disability research. Scholarships are limited to under $1,000. Scholarships are competitive each year. Please visit the AAHD website at www.aahd.us/scholarship to download application.

 

Deadline for submission is November 15, 2014.

 

For information, please contact Maria Manolatos, AAHD Scholarship Coordinator, at mmanolatos@aahd.us

 

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If you’re planning to be on campus over the summer, please be aware that this year’s annual steam system shutdown is scheduled for June 15-18, 2014. The closure could affect hot water and building temperatures.

Contacts and further information can be found on the Facilities Services Outages blog at http://facilities.oregonstate.edu/outages/117/advance-notice-annual-steam-shutdown-june-15-18-2014.

If you couldn’t fit it into your schedule before, you get another chance! Kathleen Bogart will be teaching Psychology of Disability once again this fall.

18746 Psychology of Disability–Psy 499/599

T/TH 12:00-1:50, Fall 2014

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One out of five people have or will develop a disability in their lifetime, but we rarely think about society’s underlying assumptions regarding this common human experience. This course will explore disability from social psychological and disability studies perspectives. We will explore the social construction of disability and its inter- and intra-personal ramifications. This course departs from traditional psychology courses that focus on impairments within the individual and attempt to normalize people with disabilities. Instead, this class will explore how society’s conception of disability is the main source of handicap.

If you’re looking for a great opportunity to volunteer, look no further! The Center for Civic Engagement has opened registration for the Day of Caring, Friday May 30th. They have asked to have the following message distributed throughout the OSU community:

“Registration for Day of Caring Service Projects on Friday May 30th is now OPEN! Students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in this day of service. Choose from 14 different service projects with 12 community partners. Projects will take place at various times in the afternoon and check-in will be on campus at the Dixon lower courts, with transportation provided from there.  The Center for Civic Engagement is partnering with the United Way of Benton & Lincoln Counties to host this event.  Work will include options ranging from outdoor park cleanups and invasive species removal to community garden maintenance to facility cleanup, crafting, program preparation, home building, and much more! Many projects can accommodate children and youth as well.

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Registration is required, so be sure to reserve your spot by signing up here: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/day-caring-2013-service-projects.”

For accommodations related to ability, please call 541-737-3041 or email cce@oregonstate.edu.

Come listen to special guest speaker Chris Downey, “an architect who lost his sight and gained a new way of seeing the world.” -TED.com

Chris Downey at OSU
Chris Downey will be speaking at Oregon State University on Tuesday, May 13th.

An active architect before and after the loss of his vision, Downey is now a member of the board of directors for the San Francisco LightHouse Organization, and also teaches about accessibility and universal design at UC Berkeley. He is one of the few practicing blind architects in the world. With his personal business, Architecture for the Blind, Downey has consulted on the Department of Veterans Affairs Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center in Paolo Alto, CA; the Duke University Eye Center Clinic in Durham, NC; and the new Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, CA.

During his trip to OSU, Downey will give four different presentations, with the main event on Tuesday May 13th at 6:30 pm in the Linus Pauling Science Center lecture hall. This event is open to the public.

 

Accommodations related to disability can be requested at Accessibility.Affairs@oregonstate.edu or by calling 925-451-9726.

 

Presentation Schedule

Tuesday, May 13th:

Academic Presentation, 2:30-4:30 PM, MU Journey Room

Main Presentation, 6:30-7:30 PM, LPSC 125

Wednesday, May 14th:

Design Based Presentation 1, 9:15-10:45 AM, MU 208

Design Based Presentation 2, 11:00-12:30 PM, MU Journey Room

 

Be Active, Work Safe is part of a research project being conducted by Drs. Laurel Kincl and Simon Driver at Oregon State University.

They need participants to help review the usability and accessibility of an online program aimed at increasing the physical activity and workplace safety for people with a disability.

Participants should meet the following qualifications:

  • Are 18-65 years of age
  • Have a physical disability
  • Are receiving services at OSU DAS
  • Are able to communicate in English
  • Have access to a computer and the internet

If you’re interested in participating, or want additional information, please see the Be Active Work Safe flyer for contact information.

 

In response to the racist incidents that took place last week on campus, several campus constituencies have organized four dialogue spaces for students, staff, and faculty. Please consider attending one of the dialogues and forwarding this information to others who may be interested. Join us to stand united against hate and ignorance. Thank you.

 

Student-Led #ITooAmOSU Roundtable

Wednesday, March 12, 2:15 pm

Native American Longhouse (NAL)

A space for intentional dialogue about the recent hate incidents on campus, immediately following the student-led march.  Please join the start of the march at 1:00pm at the Pride Center.

Sponsored by Black Cultural Center (BCC)

Contact info: bcc@oregonstate.edu

 

#ITooAmOSU in our Halls, Discussion Forum

Wednesday, March 12, 6:00-8:00 pm

Marketplace West Dining Center, Large East Conference Room

A space for on-campus residents and supporters to discuss the current environment of inclusion in our halls and pathways for building an even more inclusive community.

Sponsored by the Residence Halls Association (RHA) and UHDS Diversity Initiatives and Programs (UHDS DIP)

Contact info: Christopher.Hughbanks@oregonstate.edu

 

Women of Color Dialogue Space

Thursday, March 13, 3:00-5:00 pm

Kerr Administration Building, Basement Level, B008, Career Services Classroom

A space for dialogue regarding experiences of Women of Color on campus. Information about the new Women of Color Coalition will be discussed.

Sponsored by Intercultural Student Services (ISS) and UHDS Diversity Initiatives and Programs (UHDS DIP)

Contact info: Charlene.Martinez@oregonstate.edu

 

#ITooAmOSU Dialogue for Anti-Racist Allies

Friday, March 14, 3:30-5 pm

Marketplace West Dining Center, Large East Conference Room

A space for dialogue regarding opportunities for White-identified anti-racist allies to support education and action about racial identity and racism on campus.

Sponsored by Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) and Intercultural Student Services (ISS)

Contact info: Eric.Alexander@oregonstate.edu

 

Want more info? Visit I Too Am OSU on Facebook or check out #ITooAmOSU on Twitter.