UCLA Disability History/Awareness Week
In honor of Disability History/Awareness Month UCLA will host several events. Please see below for details.
Tuesday, October 8th
Disability Resource Information
Adaptive Recreation, University Committee on Disability (UCOD) and the Office for Students with Disabilities
John Wooden Center, 2-4 pm
Gaming Technology for People with Disabilities
2pm-4pm, CAPS Conference Room, Wooden West 1st floor
Attend a meeting of the University Committee on Disability (UCOD), which is comprised of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the UCLA Community. Today’s topic is a project to develop access to gaming technology for people with cerebral palsy who have difficulty operating a mouse or a keyboard. Come and hear about this project. FREE
“Dusty’s Trail – Summit to Borneo”
Office of Residential Life and Bruin Allies for Duchenne at UCLA
De Neve Campus Auditorium, 6:30-9:30pm
This multi-award-winning documentary is an inspirational story about Dusty, a 20-year-old young man with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This film tells the story of people coming together from all around the world to climb a mountain in Borneo for charity to raise awareness for Duchenne. Dusty’s Trail celebrates life through ties that bind all of humanity. It is about the power of creating a positive, happy, fulfilling and inspiring life when the odds seem against it. Following the screening, Dusty, the crew from Dusty’s Trail and UCLA researchers will join the Bruin Allies for Duchenne at UCLA for a Q&A session about Duchenne and current UCLA research and treatment.
Thursday, October 10th
Making Websites Work for Everyone: Web Accessibility at UCLA
Visualization Portal (5628 Math Sciences)
The UCLA Office of Information Technology Web Team and Disabilities and Computing Program are hosting a free, introductory level presentation on topics such as the new UC Electronic Accessibility policy, tools available to UCLA web developers & authors, some quick tests, as well as tips and tricks you can use to ensure accessibility on your site. Pizza will be provided!
Friday, October 11th 2013
AXIS Dance Company
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP)
Royce Hall, 10:30 am
This event is part of the “Design for Sharing” K-12 arts education program. Approximately 1,200 public school children grades 6-12 are invited to this event. Additional information can be found on their website (www.cap.ucla.edu/dfs). AXIS Dance Company is one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Their powerful contemporary dance form, physically integrated dance, has won numerous honors and awards. Additional support provided by the Office of Diversity and Faculty Development. Free event
AXIS Dance Company presents “What if would you”
World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Kaufman Hall 200, 1-2:30 pm
Informal presentation with choreography by UCLA Professor Victoria Marks.
Saturday, October 12
9:30-11:30am, John Wooden Center
Saturday Opportunities for Recreation (SOAR) is a multi-sports program specifically designed for teens and young adults (minimum age 14) with physical and intellectual disabilities such as: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, autism, and Down syndrome. Pre-registration required: call 310-825-1059.
Cost: $25 for one day of participation.