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Welcome to Council on Disability Awareness
Meeting Notes - June 14, 2012
Present: Carly Amour (Co-Chair), Teresa Kout (Co-Chair), Kathy Forbes (Public Relations Coordinator), Brian Manternach, Jan Gorman, Chris Peterson, Peter Gerhard, Scott Gill, Harry Olmstead, Tiffini Stevenson-Earl, Mark Harris, Bob Harding
Call to order
Teresa Kout, Chair called meeting to order at 12pm.
Through My Eyes Film Project – Access 2 Independence
- Scott Gill & Harry Olmstead presented on progress
- They are halfway through the taping of the presentation. Production will continue in Fall 2012 when students return to campus.
- The purpose of this project is to facilitate disability awareness.
- Discussion included ways to make this available to the public, perhaps a showing at Bijou.
- Scott and Harry will provide more information at future meetings.
- Presented by Teresa and Carly and discussion followed
- By-Laws with additional suggested revisions approved and will be uploaded to CDA website www.uiowa.edu/cda
CDA Model to Recognize Accessibility Accomplishments: Hawk Accessibility Pride
- Presented by Brian Manternach and Mike Hoenig (not in attendance)
- An in-depth discussion ensued, all positive but addressing issues such as confidentiality, parameters, criteria or acknowledgment.
- Brian created an outline detailing the CDA Model Strategy, Parameters, Procedures, Publicity, and Action Items.
- Hawk Accessibility Pride - posted below this month's Minutes
Secretary Officer Position
- Remains open
- A discussion followed with the decision to ask a member attending the meeting record the discussion points and action points at each meeting.
- The document will be sent to the Co-Chairs following the meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 1:00 pm by Teresa Kout.
The next meeting will be Thursday, July 26 at noon. Reminders will be sent. Location: 2520C, UCC
Hawkeye Accessibility Pride
CDA Model to Recognize Accessibility Accomplishments
Increase disability awareness
- Promote/encourage future efforts of greater accessibility
- No accomplishment is too small or large to be acknowledged. Examples include a random act of kindness, inclusion of individuals with disabilities in a decision making process, reconfiguration of furniture to allow greater use of physical space for individuals with mobility challenges, investment of financial resources devoted to improving accessibility. Faculty, Staff, Student involvement to be sought out and encouraged.
- All proposed acknowledgements shall be reviewed by SDS & FSDS for approval. Efforts related to individual accommodation efforts are generally discouraged because of confidentiality concerns.
- Boundaries consist of the UI Campus and its surrounding communities
- Step one is to send a personalized thank you on behalf of CDA to the individual or group of individuals most responsible and directly related to the effort or accomplishment. Signed by CDA Executive Committee members.
- Step two is the publicity of the event itself which will include a brief description of the accomplishment. Photos are encouraged. If photos are staged, include a sentence acknowledging the photo “demonstrates” or is “demonstrating” the accomplishment which took place. A sign off message encouraging others to notify CDA by email when they become aware of or experience future accomplishments will be included.
- To be developed as the program evolves. Possibilities include the CDA website & Listserv, Iowa Now, Various Dept. intranet communications, etc.
- Research the availability of UI marketing courses for assistance with branding & marketing the program
- Carly – Furnish CDA letterhead
- Jan – Send Brian form that was used for previous similar effort