National Disability Awareness Month

Celebrating National Disability Awareness Month and California Disability History Week
College to Work: Postsecondary Students and Graduates in the Workforce

Peter J. Shields Lobby
Fall Quarter 2012


Exhibits on Display

Flyer for October 9, 2012 Symposium and Accessible Technology and Resource Fair

(Flyer for October 9, 2012 Symposium and Accessible Technology
and Resource Fair. Click the image for full sized flyer)

On October 9, 2012, UC Davis is holding a symposium on “College to Work: Two Success Stories from UC Davis Students with Disabilities.”

Featured speakers:
  • Henry “Hoby” Wedler, Graduate Student, Chemistry Ph.D. Program
  • Professor Dean Tantillo, Chemistry, Faculty Advisor
  • Amanda Mooneyham, Student in the School of Medicine and in the Master of Public Health Program
  • Professor David Wisner, M.D.,School of Medicine, Mentor
 
YouTube page for video about UC Davis Medical Student Amanda Mooneyham. Click on the image to visit the YouTube page

(Video about UC Davis Medical Student Amanda Mooneyham.
Click on the image to visit the YouTube page)

Medical Student Amanda Mooneyham, who has a profound hearing loss, participated in her surgery rotation with the aid of “tablet technology” and remote live captioning by a Student Disability Center stenographer. Amanda was able to “listen” in real time to every word spoken in the surgery theatre by reading the captions.

 
Photo of article “White House honors HobyWedler as a ‘Champion of Change.’”

(Photo of article “White House honors HobyWedler as
a ‘Champion of Change.’”)

“White House honors HobyWedler as ‘Champion of Change’” - Francis Ford Coppola Winery News 5/7/12.

 
Photo of a tactile figure of Carpanone molecule

(Photo of article “White House honors HobyWedler as a
‘Champion of Change.’”)

Example of a tactile figure of a Carpanone molecule (lines are raised using special printing process).

Created for HobyWedler’s Teaching Assistant work using ChemDraw software and a Pictures in a Flash printer, with Braille label.

 
Photo of book Asperberger’s on the Job

(Photo of book Asperberger’s on the Job: Must-Have Advice for
People with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism and their
Employers, Educators, and Advocates, Simone, R. (2010))

Other books on display:

  • Barnes, C., Oliver, M., & Barton, L. (Eds.) (2010). Disabilities Studies Today.*
  • Davis, L. (Ed.) (2010). The Disability Studies Reader.*
  • Ingstad, B. & Whyte, S. (Eds.) (2007). Disability in Local and Global Worlds.*
  • Office of Technology Assessment Background Paper (1994). Psychiatric Disabilities, Employment, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.*
  • Simone, R. (2010). Asperberger’s on the Job: Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates*
 
References/Featured Books and Articles (* in display case): (http://pdf/ndam-featured-references.pdf)PDF