On Inclusivity and Unimagined Types: Reconsidering the Design of Higher Education

Presenter: Dr. Margaret Price, Ohio State
Thursday, February 14, 4:15 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center
37 S. Wabash Ave., 1st Floor
United States

Dr. Margaret Price

In this talk, Dr. Margaret Price draws upon 10 years of research to consider ways that disability is included—or not included—in higher-education settings including classrooms, meeting spaces, and extracurricular activities. Price argues that true inclusion of disability will mean more than simply designing a "welcoming" environment or adding extra supports. Instead, it will mean rethinking many of the structures that we’ve come to rely upon in higher education, so that we are not merely including disabled ways of moving, thinking, and creating, but consistently expecting them. Speaking from her personal experience as a former student and current faculty member with disabilities, Price offers an accessible introduction to "academic ableism," and also offers practical suggestions for how to implement those theories in the everyday life of teaching and learning.

This event is sponsored by The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Academic Affairs, SAIC Teaching and Learning Center, Academic Affairs, Disability Learning Resource Center, and co-sponsored by Bodies of Work: Network of Disability Art and Culture, UIC Department of Disability and Human Development.

Accessibility: The space for this event is located on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible with automatic entrance door. Personal Assistants, Audio Description & American Sign Language Interpretation will be available. Please refrain from wearing scented-products. Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit www.saic.edu/access.