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Access (at) Emory

Highlighting the ways Emory and the Disability Studies Initiative are improving the accessibility of campus and events.

What does an accessible event look like?

The Emory DSI wants to answer that question and provide a model for others. One way we are exploring this question is through our events: we seek to have video recordings, written transcripts and live captioning at all events we can.

Videos and Transcripts of Previous Events

Click Here for a Full List of Past Event Transcripts

Kim Nielsen, "Crafting Disability History From The Historian's (Sheltered) Workshop"

This talk took place on April 9, 2015, and was sponsored by the Disability Studies Initiative, Hightower Fund, WGSS, History, and the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. See here for video and transcript. 

Ralph Savarese, "I Object: Autism, Empathy, and the Trope of Personification"

This talk took place on February 19, 2014, and was sponsored by the Disability Studies Initiative, the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, and the Hightower Fund. See here for video and transcript.

Blue Blaze: A Conversation about Disability, Sports, Comedy, Leadership, and the Meaning of Life.

This event featured comedian and former Paralympian Josh Blue and director of Blaze Sports and former Paralympian Jon McCullough in a casual conversation with some questions by the audience. See the video and transcript here.

Fall Scholars Showcase

For this event, nine Emory professors briefly described their work and how it relates to Disability Studies. See the video and transcript here.

Ari Ne'eman and Maria Town events

Other Accessibility Moments

ramp.jpegEmory's Office of Accessibility Services (formerly Access, Disability Services, and Resources) was instrumental in the purchase of a ramp for the DSI events. Here is a picture of the ramp being used for the Fall inaugural party at Dr. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson's home.