Due to an unknown database issue, some Faculty Notification Letters were never emailed.

If your instructor has not received his or her notification of your accommodations for Winter 2014, please notify DAS immediately and we will resend your notification letters.

You can contact DAS by calling 541-737-4098, emailing Disability.Services@oregonstate.edu, or coming to the main DAS office at A200 Kerr. Our office hours are 8-5, Monday to Friday. We will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20, 2014.

Join the Coalition for Community Dialogue at workshops for the Our Powerful Voices in Action conference at OSU.

Queer Identity. Story. Art.
Workshops with Dr. Kevin Nadal
Register here: http://goo.gl/H89xcA

Friday, January 17th, 2014
Oregon State University

“Why do I have to choose between my Queerness and Person of Colorness?”
9:30 – noon, Native American Longhouse
This workshop will use participatory activities, media and dialogue that draws on participants’ lived experiences to understand the dynamics of microaggressions and liberation for the LGBTQ+ community.

Stories of Queer Diaspora
1 – 2:30 pm, Native American Longhouse
This workshop will feature a few performances by Queer and Trans People of Color, and participants will also learn how to tell their
stories through poetry, spoken word, and comedy.

Reception with Kevin Nadal
4 pm, MU 213

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-737-7298.

These workshops are made possible through the support of the Counseling and Psychological Services; Native American Longhouse; Pride Center; Queer Studies; School of Language, Culture & Society; UHDS: Diversity Initiatives; Office of Equity and Inclusion; School of Public Policy; and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. These events are part of the Our Powerful Voices in Action Conference, presented by the Coalition for Community Dialogue and Project Social Justice-Intercultural Student Services.

For more information, contact: Charlene.Martinez@oregonstate.edu.

If you haven’t opted into the new OSU Gmail account, now is the time. By the end of this calendar year, all ONID email addresses will be moved to Google Apps.

If you’ve set up your ONID email to forward, or have turned on the accessibility options that you prefer, you’ll have to adjust your settings on the new Google App as well. Our Assistive Technology Manager, Alex Axelsson, has put together a useful guide to accessibility in the new OSU Google Apps. For assistance in setting up your new account, please contact the Computer Help Desk (in person at the Valley Library, by phone at 541-737-3474, or via email at http://oregonstate.edu/is/tss/och/contact-get-help-osu-computer-helpdesk). You can also stop by the DAS office with questions about accessibility settings.


Guide to Google Apps Accessibility

The merger to Google Apps for students may affect accessibility. Here are some links from Google that covers the accessibility aspect for some of the Google Apps.



Google Mail for Oregon State University is not limited to the gmail web interface. A third party application can be used (e.g., Thunderbird, Outlook, Apple Mail).

How to set up your IMAP client using a 3rd party application:



If you wish to use the web interface it is recommended to take a moment to review the keyboard shortcuts that are available for gmail.

Gmail and screen reader setup (web interface):


Learn more about the keyboard shortcuts available:



Google Calendar:

This calendar is somewhat accessible using the web interface, but it is most accessible by using a third party application for your Calendar needs (e.g., Thunderbird, Outlook, Apple Mail).

If students do want to use the web based Calendar interface it is recommended to switch to “List mode” for best results.

How to set up your Calendar to sync with a 3rd party application: 

To sync your calendar with a third party application you will need to find the iCal address for your google calendar. To do this, follow these steps

1. Log in to your Google Calendar account.

2. Go to Settings – Select Settings in the drop down list.

3. Tab until you get to Calendars (next to General).

4. Navigate until you hear the calendar with your user name. Press Enter.

5. Tab until you hear iCal. Press enter. This will open up a new window. Tab until you hear the URL that represents your iCal address. Copy this address.

6. Start your 3rd party application (e.g., Outlook, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc.)

7. In the application of your choice, find the option to import calendar. Select from internet or web address.

8. Paste the iCal address into the required field.

9. Your application should now sync with your Google Apps calendar.

Using the web interface and the calendar with a screen reader


List of keyboard shot cuts for Calendar using the web interface



Google Drive:

Google recommends users to use the Google screen reader (ChromeVox) in use with the Google Chrome web browser for best result in accessing Google Docs and Google sheets from an accessibility standpoint.

It is possible to use another screen reader with different web browsers but content may be limited.

How to use Google Docs (Word like) with you screen reader:


How to Use Google Sheets (Excel like) with your screen reader:


The King of Spain’s Daughter, a one-act comedy by Teresa Deevy, will be performed on campus, December 5-7 at the Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall, with a special Sunday matinee at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Corvallis.


12/05 – 12/07, 7:30 pm
Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall
$3 Students, $5 General
No Late Admittance

*Special Performance*
Sunday 12/08, 2:00 pm
Majestic Theatre
$6 Students, $8 General

For accommodations, please contact Jo Alexander at 541-737-4098 (Voice) or Jo.D.Alexander@oregonstate.edu (Email).

Cast List: Voiced Actors

Vreneli Farber as Mrs. Marks
Rick Wallace as Annie Kinsella’s father Peter
Caitlin Reichmann as Annie Kinsella
Michael Beaton as her love interest Jim Sheridan
Davey Kashuba as Roddy Mann, the loafer

Cast List: Interpreting Actors

Jo D. Alexander as Mrs. Marks
Cheryl Witters as Annie Kinsella
Peter Norland as Peter Kinsella
Tyler Reisnaur as Jim Sheridan
Steve Rianda as Roddy Mann

“Second only to Lady Gregory, Deevy was a prominent Abbey Theatre dramatist of the 1930s. In recent times Jonathan Bank of the Mint Theatre in New York has presented three of Deevy’s full length plays to great acclaim. For the first time in the history of Oregon State, this production will be “shadowed” by interpreters using American Sign Language. Deevy herself was profoundly deaf and could lip read in three languages. For every speaking actor there is an interpreting actor using ASL, who is also in period costume. Long a dream of  both Jo Alexander and Charlotte Headrick, professor of Theatre Arts, to produce a totally shadowed  production, The King of Spain’s Daughter will be a unique experience for both hearing and non-hearing audiences. Alexander is a nationally certified sign language interpreter who manages accommodations at Oregon State University for students, faculty, staff, and visitors who have a hearing loss. Headrick has a special research interest in Irish drama by women and has directed several collegiate American premieres of Irish plays at Oregon State and across the United States. She is widely published in the field of Irish Drama.” -OSU News Release

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) is asking for participants in a survey on disability and employment.

Follow this link to take the survey.

The survey takes about 10 minutes, you can opt-in for a chance to win $500.

From NCIL: “The survey questions are well designed and have the power to shape debate about disability policy. Power and control of policies can be ours for the taking, but we need a very large sample size and strong participation from the grassroots disability community to ensure that the results are valid.

“The results of this poll will be shared with the White House, all 50 Governors, top media, disability groups, and more!

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Visit www.ncil.org for more information about the National Council on Independent Living.

Attention, college students graduating next year who are legally (or totally) blind. The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) is pairing students nationwide with mentors who are also legally blind and working in a similar field of interest.

Opportunities include face-to-face mentoring, job shadowing, and networking.  They offer career preparation resources and student incentives to participate.

Students must be under age 35 and should sign up by December 2013.  Professionals who are blind and interested in serving as mentors are also encouraged to apply. For more info, visit http://tiny.cc/mentoring-project. For questions, contact Jamie O’Mally at nrtc2@colled.msstate.edu, or call 662-325-2001 or toll free at 1-800-675-7782.

Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested!