Red Hot Research No. 64: Disability Studies

4:00-5:00pm CDT Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Online

Red Hot Research is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines, to reveal overlaps and connections across areas of interesting and methodological approaches. The format of these sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. Each installment features researchers, speaking for six minutes each. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks. We hope that through these sessions, the University will have a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration. 

This session is presented as part of a series of events the University of Kansas has planned to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and invited guest, internationally recognized disability rights leader and activist, Judith Heumann.

Nilou Vakil, Architecture, Visually Impaired, Learning Spaces, Sensory, Participatory Design
Jean Hall, Applied Behavioral Science / Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies, Language, Person First, Identity First, Disability Pride
Ray Pence, American Studies, Multiple Sclerosis, Intersectionality, Episodic Disability, Comedy, Performance
Ken Fischer, Mechanical Engineering / Bioengineering, Assistive Devices, Enabling Independence, Improving Access
Evan Dean, KU Center on Developmental Disabilities, Supporting Decision Making, Self-Determination, Disability

Emcee: Dot Nary, Research and Training Center on Independent Living

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Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff
Faculty Event, Red Hot Research, Research Communication