Services for Students with Disabilities and The Burton Blatt Institute of Syracuse University offers two day training for Faculty and Staff

Date: Monday, September 18th and Tuesday September 19th
Location: Science & Technology Education Building, Mary Crump Auditorium
University College - Mississippi Valley State University

For further information please contact Mr. Billy Benson Jr. at 662.254.3005 or billy.benson@mvsu.edu

The Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) Services for Students with Disabilities, under the division of University College is excited about the Southeast ADA Center two-day Training for faculty, staff, and students on Monday, September 18 and Tuesday, September 19. 

The Training will include topics such as: Accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Providing reasonable accommodations in the classroom; and the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Also, Dr. Peter Blanck, Chairman of the Burton Blast Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University, will present: Disability Civil Rights: Past, Present and Future. Dr. Blanck is a University Professor at Syracuse University, which is the highest faculty rank, granted to eight prior individuals in the history of the University. 

Training Schedule is as follows:

Monday, September 18, 2017

10:45-11:30
Overview: Southeast ADA: Concept of Civil Rights, Overview Universal Design Concepts

11:30-12:00
Q&A with Facility & Staff: Making the University Completely Accessible

12:00-1:00 LUNCH - On Your Own

1:00-3:30
The ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

10:30-12:30
Disability Civil Rights: Past, Present & Future with Q&A

12:30-1:30 LUNCH - On Your Own

1:30-2:30
Providing Reasonable Accommodations in the Classroom & Residence Halls

About BBI
The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, former dean of SU’s School of Education and a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities. For more information, visit: http://bbi.syr.edu.

About the Southeast ADA Center
The Southeast ADA Center answers questions, and provides training and information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Center serves an eight-state geographic region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee) and has a network of partners and affiliates in each state that includes Centers for Independent Living (CILs), individuals with and without disabilities, small and large employers and businesses, nonprofit organizations, universities, and state and local government agencies. The Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, is one of 10 regional ADA centers in the ADA National Network funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). For more information, visit: www.adasoutheast.org.