OCTOBER

(October 9; 1:00-2:30pm) Disability Simulation and Technology Feature Matching Accommodations 
Description: During this workshop participants will engage in speech and language disability simulations. They will then be presented with assistive technology options for speech and language accommodations by using feature matching.

(October 11-13) Disabled & Proud Online Conference 
Join UISDAA Thursday October 11th through Saturday October 13th for the 2018 Disabled & Proud Online Conference, sponsored by the University of Iowa Council on Disability Awareness!
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(October 16; 6pm-8pm) My Eyes-Film Screening 
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(October 18; 4:30-6pm) Reading Disability Simulations and Technology Feature Matching for Reading Accommodations
Description: During this workshop participants will engage in reading disability simulations. They will then be presented with assistive technology options for reading accommodations by using feature matching.

(October 23; 10-11:30am) Writing Disability Simulations and Technology Feature Matching for Reading Accommodations
Description: During this workshop participants will engage in writing disability simulations. They will then be presented with assistive technology options for writing accommodations by using feature matching.

(October 25; 6pm-9pm) Friend Indeed – The Bill Sackter Story Film Screening 
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SPRING 2019

(Spring 2019) Graduate Seminar
Title: Misfitting, Disability Broadly Considered
GRAD:7280
Course Instructors: Douglas Baynton & Tricia Zebrowski

In this 1-hour readings course, we will read, consider, and discuss recent work by six of the leading scholars in disability studies in the humanities. Thus prepared for informed participation, we will meet and listen to the scholars in person at the Obermann Humanities Symposium, “Misfitting: Disability Broadly Considered,” to be held at the University of Iowa, April 4-6, 2019. Finally, we will convene once more to critically discuss disability studies in light of what we learned at the symposium.

The course entails three meetings prior to the symposium, engaged participation in the symposium, and one follow-up meeting. Readings will range across various disciplines, including English literature, music, gender studies, rhetoric, anthropology, history, and bioethics. Written assignments will include proposed discussion questions for the symposium speakers and brief reflections afterward.

The course will meet on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 on March 13, March 27, April 3, and April 10. Participation in the symposium is required.

ONGOING

University of Iowa Certificate in Disability Studies 
The undergraduate Certificate in Disability Studies requires a minimum of 19 s.h. of credit. The certificate may be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a UI graduate or professional degree program. Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate.

View coursework requirements at http://catalog.registrar.uiowa.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/disability-studies/certificate/.