Man with disabilities painting a sculpture.

Fall Seminar: Disability and the Arts in Health and Wellness

“A celebratory resistance, highlighting the parts of us that society typically shuns, Rebirth Garments challenges mainstream beauty standards through centering queer and disabled people of all sizes, ethnicities and ages.” —Sky Cubacub

The first session of our Fall Seminar series will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00pm EST about “Disability and the Arts in Health and Wellness.”
We will learn more from artists: Sky Cubacub, Elizabeth Daniel, and Reggie Weaver, and moderator, Jason Akhtarekhavari, Arts in HealthCare Manager, UK HealthCare. The seminar will be held at the UK Coldstream Research Campus Human Development Institute Training Room, 1525 Bull Lea Road, Lexington KY. A link to the live video stream of the seminar will be sent to registrants.
Registration: Visit HDI Seminar Registration to register. For help registering, contact walt.bower@uky.edu Continue reading

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4th Thursday ADA Talks

HDI and HDI CATS host an ADA Training series held on the fourth Thursday of each month covering different topics surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act featuring Jason Jones as the lead speaker.
In August, the talk will focus on “Physical Accessibility of Places of of Public Accommodation: Exploring Title III Cases.” Join us on August 22 from 10-11am online or at HDI CATS on 2358 Nicholasville Rd. Suite 180, Lexington, KY.
August Registration: http://bit.ly/PublicAccommodationCases
https://hdi.hdiuky.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/PhysicalAccCaees-1-1.pdf Continue reading

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4th Thursday ADA Talks

HDI and HDI CATS host an ADA Training series held on the fourth Thursday of each month covering different topics surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act featuring Jason Jones as the lead speaker.

In July, the talk will focus on “Program Access and Structural Accessibility of Public Services: Exploring Title II.” Join us on July 25 from 10-11am online or at HDI CATS on 2358 Nicholasville Rd. Suite 180, Lexington, KY.

July Registration: bit.ly/4thThursdayJuly252019

http://www.hdi.uky.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ADA-Flyer-July-25-2019.pdf

Certificates are also available for CEUs. You can join us in person or from PC, Mac, Linux, or mobile device: https://uky.zoom.us/j/733152217 or by phone: 1-646-876-9923 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 733 152 217. For more information, email hdiatcenter@l.uky.edu.

See all upcoming ADA Talks for the year.

http://www.hdi.uky.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ADAtalksFlyer_2019-schedule.pdf

 

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Spring Seminar: Service Animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act

“Each day in the United States service dogs provide an invaluable service for their handlers.  Whether it is assisting someone who is blind to navigate busy streets, or alerting a handler with diabetes that their blood sugar has dipped dangerously low, service animals are essential partners in everyday life. There remains a great deal of confusion on the part of the public as to what is and is not a service animal as well as the rights and responsibilities handlers and business have under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws. This seminar will answer those questions.” – Barry Whaley

The last session of our Spring Seminar series was held on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00pm EST about “Service Animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act .”

We learned more from experts Steve Kuusisto, Barry Whaley, and Jason Jones. The seminar was held at the UK Coldstream Research Campus Human Development Institute Training Room 1525 Bull Lea Road, Lexington KY. A link to the live video stream of the seminar was sent to registrants.

For more information, contact walt.bower@uky.edu. Continue reading

Two men with Down syndrome in a meeting.

2019 Spring Institute in Assistive Technology on March 28

On March 28, HDI CATs hosted a the FREE 2019 Spring Institute in Assistive Technology conference at the UK Student Center. The event featured sessions by experts in assistive technology, a user panel, and hands on demonstrations of a variety of AT devices. It was aimed at students, researchers, faculty, staff, community members and self-advocates. Continue reading