Title: COMMUNICATING ABOUT DISABILITY
Date: September 15, 2015
Time: 2-3:30pm ET
This program is designed for media and other communications professionals in mind but is open to anyone who is interested in the issue. As awareness emerges about disability issues, there is an increasing demand for respectful and effective reporting about disability in the media, she said. The webinar will provide tips that can be used immediately, and deeper discussion of disability portrayals.
The webinar begins with a 30-minute overview focused on key points to keep in mind when reporting on disability. The webinar’s second part is a 60-minute discussion about disability reporting by communicators and professionals in the disability field.
The webinar’s second part is a 60-minute discussion about disability reporting by communicators and professionals in the disability field. Attendees can choose to attend the entire webinar or only one part. Both sessions will be captioned.
Webinar moderator Hannah Rudstam of the Northeast ADA Center, located in the K. Lisa Yang and E. Hock Tan Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell ILR, said disability is quickly becoming “the new diversity.”
· John Robinson, CEO, Our Ability, Inc.
· Allison Weiner Heinemann, Disability Studies faculty, Cornell ILR
· Peter Quinn, Cornell ILR
· Hannah Rudstam, Northeast ADA Center, Cornell ILR
· Dot Marinaccio, Business Relations Coordinator, NYS ACCESS-VR
· Mary Catt, Assistant Director, Communications, Cornell ILR
· Peter Quinn, multimedia editor, Cornell ILR
· Wendy Strobel Gower, Project Director, Northeast ADA Center, Cornell ILR, Ithaca, NY
· Robin Jones, Project Director, Great Lakes ADA Center, Chicago, Ill.
Registration is at http://www.ada-audio.org/ProgramInformation/. An account at this website is required before registration can be completed. This program is offered free of charge if you are connecting via the webinar platform. There is a $20/25 fee for connecting via a toll free telephone #. The program is captioned and will be recorded for archival purposes.
Registration and session queries can be directed to 877-232-1990 (V/TTY) or by email to email@example.com.
More information about regional ADA centers is available by calling 1-800-949-4232 (V/TTY) or by going to www.adata.org.
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Derek Mortland, ADA and Community Outreach Coordinator