CONTACT: VERA L. DORDICK
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0017; fax (319) 384-0024
UI observes 7th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A public forum will be Tuesday, Nov. 4, to discuss
the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the on-going
steps the University of Iowa is taking to comply with it.
Held in celebration of the 7th anniversary of the passage of this landmark
legislation, the forum discussion will be from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the
Lucas-Dodge Room (Room 256) of the Iowa Memorial Union.
Members of the community, students, staff and faculty are invited to
attend. Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation to participate
in this event should call (319) 335-0705 (voice) or 335-0697 (text) and
leave a voice mail message regarding those needs. These telephone numbers
may also be called prior to the forum for specific questions about the
university's implementation of the ADA.
The forum, hosted by the UI Office of Affirmative Action and the UI
Council on Disability Awareness (CDA), will provide an exchange of information
on how the campus is meeting its ADA goals as well as suggestions for improvements.
"We are engaged in an on-going effort to create a more accessible
and hospitable environment for people with disabilities," says Susan
Mask, director of the UI Office of Affirmative Action and ADA coordinator.
"The forum provides a useful dialogue between university personnel
who implement the ADA and people with disabilities who access our programs
and facilities," Mask explains.
"The CDA encourages student participation in the forum. Students
will learn useful information about how they can better access the campus
community," says Carol Gruber, CDA co-chair.