UW News

October 21, 2010

Disability expert Sue Kroeger to visit, speak Oct.25, 26

Nationally recognized disability expert and scholar Sue Kroeger will visit the UW Oct. 25 and 26 to advise the University on best practices for addressing disability. Kroeger is the director of the Disability Resource Center at the University of Arizona. Her visit is co-sponsored by the Committee on Disability Issues, the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity and the Office of Student Life.

The Committee on Disability Issues, which was formed last year, has identified critical issues for the University to address that go beyond accessibility to creating a new model for change. During her two-day visit, Kroeger will meet with students, disability studies faculty, and University leaders and staff members with responsibilities for disability services and diversity programs.

She will present a public forum, “Reframing Disability: Facilitating Campus Change,” on Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., in the Walker Ames Room of Kane. This is an opportunity to learn about Kroeger’s work and to provide input to her review of the UW campus climate with regard to people with disabilities. Students, staff, and faculty are all invited to ask questions, share their perspectives, and offer comments for Kroeger’s consideration.

For more information, contact Dennis Lang, co-chair, Committee on Disability Issues, at dlang@uw.edu or 206-518-3117.