Disability as a
Diversity Issue
Alan Russell, MA
Disability Support Services
Rice University
Disability Support
Services provides
accommodations to
students, faculty and
staff to enhance their
success at Rice.
Eliminate
Barriers
Raise
Awareness
Cultivate a
Culture of
Inclusion
Eliminate Barriers
Provide assistive
technology to
people with visual
impairments
Students with learning disabilities test in a distractionreduced environment with extra time to ensure success.
Captioning and ASL
interpreters can be
provided to people with
hearing impairments.
Enhance the diversity of Rice
by raising the awareness level
on campus.
Reach out to staff, faculty and students
Diversity
Council
Provide assistance
and advice on
building access
issues.
Establish a Culture of Inclusion
DARE
Disability Advocacy Resource & Education
Advocate for individual cases as well as general disability awareness.
Questions?
Thank You!
Alan Russell, MA
Director, Disability Support Services
Phone: 713-348-5841
Email:
[email protected]
Web:
http://www.dss.rice.edu
Photo Credits
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Slide 1: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/987463 By:
johnnyberg.
Slide 5:
(Left)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mclib/2201703825/
sizes/o/in/photostream/ By:mclib;
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http://www.adaptivetech.co.nz/images/using%20
a%20computer%20with%20zoomtext.jpg
Slide 7: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/904699
By: juliaf
Slide 9: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/934197
By: L_Avi
Slide 10: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/825489
By: alaasafei
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Disability as a Diversity Issue