CONTACT: JANE HOSHI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0017; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 4, 1999
UI observes 9th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A public forum will be held on
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, to discuss issues related to the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA) and the ongoing steps the University of Iowa is taking to comply
Held in celebration of the ninth anniversary of the
passage of this landmark legislation, the forum discussion will be from 3:30
to 5 p.m. in the Lucas-Dodge Room at 256 IMU.
The forum, hosted by the UI Council on Disability
Awareness (CDA) and the Office of Affirmative Action, will provide an exchange
of information on how the campus is meeting its ADA goals as well as suggestions
This years presentation is titled "Depression
in the UI Community: Facilitating Access with Reasonable Accommodations."
Panelists include: Dr. Bruce Pfohl, Department of Psychiatry, UIHC; Nancee
Blum, Psychiatric Social Worker, UIHC; Jan Gorman, UI Office of Faculty and
Staff Disability Services; and Christopher Olsen, UI Office of Student Disability
"We are engaged in an ongoing effort on campus
to create a more accessible and hospitable environment for people with disabilities.
The forum provides a useful dialogue between university personnel who implement
the ADA and people with disabilities who are employees or who use our programs
and facilities," says Susan Mask, director of the UI Office of Affirmative
Action and ADA Coordinator.
"The CDA encourages community-wide participation
in the forum. Individuals will learn useful information about how they can
better access the campus community," says Carol Gruber, CDA Co-chair.
Members of the community, students, staff and faculty
are invited to attend. People with disabilities who need an accommodation
to participate in this event or have questions about the ADA should call (319)
335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text).