In the United States, one in five citizens have a physical, sensory, and/or cognitive disability. Opportunities and access for persons with disabilities continue to be limited within the social, employment, physical, and information environments. Universities have long been places that foster ingenuity, where barriers are broken down and where progressive scientific and social changes are initiated. The President’s Council on Disability will provide education and recommendations to the University’s leadership, designed to strengthen this institution’s capacity, both on and off campus, to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities.
- The President, Provost, and other key campus leaders will participate in a presentation on disability in America.
- The University will incorporate standards and specifications based on principles of Universal Design into FD&C’s Design Standards and Specifications Manual.
- Human Resources, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, and the Disability Resource Center will conduct a survey of all university employees to gather quantitative and qualitative data regarding disability in the workplace.
- The University will provide captioning at university sports events.
- John Olson, Computer Engineer, IBM, Council Chair
- Jonathon Alberding, Post-Doctorate - Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
- Jeff Arnold, McKale Center
- Dan Barrett, Raytheon
- Jenny Goeckel, DIRECT Center for Independent Living
- Shari Gootter, Jewish Community Center
- Michael Gordon, Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired (SAAVI)
- Deanna Nye, Supply Chain Specialist, Raytheon Missile Systems
- Anne Levy, Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD)
- Stephanie Parker, President, The Aurora Foundation, Inc.
- Nancy Rowley
- Jim Revel, Retired Principal from ASDB
- Amanda Kraus, Disability Resources
- Sue Kroeger, Disability Resources