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“Academic Ableism” Virtual Book Club

May 6, 11 am-noon: The Committee on Accessibility, in partnership with the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), is delighted to offer faculty and staff a virtual book club focusing on the book “Academic Ableism.”

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Membership 2020-21

Officers 

Jessica Sniatecki, Chair
Associate Professor, Healthcare Studies

Logan Rath, Vice Chair
Associate Librarian, Drake Memorial Library

Brittney Turner, Secretary
Graduate Student, Counselor Education

Stasia Molyneux, Treasurer
GIS/Systems Manager, Facilities Administration

Committee Members 

  • 18 Faculty Members representing: Biology; Education and Human Development; English; Healthcare Studies; Kinesiology, Sports Studies, & Physical Education; Nursing; Psychology; Recreation and Leisure Studies; Social Work
  • 14 Members of Administration/Staff representing: Human Resources; Facilities; Library; Student Accessibility Services; Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Residential Life/Learning Communities; Hazen Counseling Center; Academic Systems & Instructional Support; Environmental Health and Safety; College Communications
  • 3 Graduate Students representing: Counselor Education; Education and Human Development
  • 1 Undergraduate Student representing: Brockport Student Government

Mission

The mission of the Committee on Accessibility (CoA) at SUNY Brockport is:

  1. to promote and advocate for accessibility for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors,
  2. to increase awareness related to the needs of individuals with disabilities on campus, and
  3. to develop coursework for students to study disability.

Origins of the Committee

  • 2014-15: Disability Studies Faculty Learning Community (FLC)
  • Proposal to the Provost in Spring 2015 to become a formal committee
  • Fall 2015: Established College-wide committee 

Major Accomplishments

  • Awareness Events, Workshops, and Guest Speakers
  • Campus Accessibility Explorations
  • Stickers for Push Pad Doors
  • American Sign Language Classes
  • Grants
    • Investment Fund for the Future – Everyday Chairs for Campus Events
    • Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grant – Sport Wheelchairs
  • Conference Presentations
  • Disability Studies Minor
    • Interdisciplinary
    • Housed in the Department of Women and Gender Studies
  • Consistent Collaboration with Facilities, Parking, etc. to address accessibility issues on campus

Resources

On Campus

Rochester Area

State and National

Last Updated 5/26/21