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CDS Announces Special Issue of the RDS Journal to mark the 2015 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Tue, 09 Dec 2014
The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) will publish a special issue of the journal to mark the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity to take place in May, 2015. The special issue will be published in the Fall of 2015.

CDS Faculty Collaborate on Project to Provide Dynamic Experiences for Visually Impaired Visitors of National Parks

Thu, 04 Dec 2014
Assistant Professor Megan Conway and media coordinator Thomas Conway will assist an interdisciplinary research team led by Assistant Professor Brett Oppegaard in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The group will explore the use of digital communication to convert traditional “unigrid” brochures used at all national parks into an audio description-format that better serves visually-impaired audiences.

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CDS Faculty Member Named 2015 AUCD Diversity and Inclusion Fellow

Tue, 02 Dec 2014
Naomi Rombaoa Tanaka was named 2015 AUCD Diversity and Inclusion Fellow. This one-year initiative is funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) to enhance diversity and cultural competence of faculty, staff and students; cultivate partnerships; respond to increasingly diverse communities across the country; and develop strategies for continuing efforts.

CDS Offers Seminar Course on Disability and Diversity Studies

Wed, 29 Oct 2014
This asynchronous online course covers history, definitions, attitudes, approaches to access, and legal issues worldwide regarding the intersection between disability and higher education. It compares and contrasts accommodation and universal design approaches to access with respect to specific practices, the roles of stakeholders, and the beneficiaries when these practices are applied to instruction, technology, physical spaces and student services. It explores research-based and promising practices for preparing students with disabilities for success and for making postsecondary and educational products and environments welcoming to, accessible to, and usable by all students with a variety of characteristics that include those related to gender, race, ethnicity, culture, first language, age, learning style, ability, and disability.

CDS Offers Course in Disability History and Culture

Mon, 20 Oct 2014
Overview to the history of disability from a disability studies perspective, a multidisciplinary and global approach to studying disability perspectives, focused on personal and collective responses to difference(s) based on disability.

CDS Receives New Five Year Award from the DOE's Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program

Fri, 17 Oct 2014
The proposed five-year project, entitled Twice Exceptional students Achieving and Matriculating in STEM (TEAMS), will scale up and evaluate a model designed to increase the number of underrepresented students who perform at high levels of academic achievement through gifted and talented education programs.

Visiting Scholar Takuro Hatakeyama Presents on Assistive Technology Development and User Needs

Wed, 10 Sep 2014
Takuro Hatakeyama presented at the Queen Liliʻuokalani Center For Student Services (QLC), Room 208.

CDS Receives Three New Grant Awards

Tue, 09 Sep 2014
CDS receives three new grant awards from the U.S. Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Education Program.

CDS Receives New Three-Year Grant to Support Newborn Hearing Screening

Thu, 14 Aug 2014
The Center on Disability Studies has been awarded a new grant (HRSA-14-104) to promote follow-up after hearing screening failure. The project, titled Ulua‘i Laona – Helping Babies Hear, is a three-year NBHS grant for American Samoa.