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Salome Heyward, Expert on Disability Issues in Higher Education

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Ackerson Hall

Room 106

Admission:
Free
For more info:
Genevieve Sumski
973-353-5300

This is a simulcast of a presentation by Salome M. Heyward, a civil rights attorney with over 35 years experience in the field of disability discrimination law and disability management, is the president of Salome Heyward & Associates. Dr. Heyward has written numerous books and articles including Higher Education and Disability (LRP Publications, 2004). Dr. Heyward is frequently sought out by media personnel to provide legal background for their productions concerning disability issues, e.g., NBC, CNN, ESPN, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She is a well-known and respected speaker and trainer in the area of disability discrimination law and disability management.

This is a unique opportunity for university staff to hear how disability laws and compliance issues affect their area of responsibility, well beyond just disability services providers. The presentation will include valuable information for administrators, deans and faculty, as well as technology, library, housing and residence life staff.

The agenda is as follows:
8:00 am Regstration opens
9:00 am - 10:00 am Test accommodation issues and faculty information
10:00 am - 11:00 am Technology and accessibility
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ADA updates/court cases; University compliance/liability
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Housing & Residence Life
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm This session of the training is for NJ-AHEAD MEMBERS and Disability Service providers ONLY
Q & A for disability service providers; discuss pertinent topics such as attendance requirements, clinical placements, ADA training, etc.

This program is open to Rutgers affiliates and NJ-AHEAD members. Please register at: https://ods.rutgers.edu/our-office/heyward.