We begin our project with a panel of students, faculty, and staff who discuss the ways the university has both accommodated and excluded people with disabilities. What are some of the surprising and innovative ways that Columbia has sought to include people with disabilities in its community? Conversely, how has it managed to maintain ADA compliance, while creating an unwelcoming environment for people with disabilities? Our campus will serve as a starting place for a broader discussion about disability, access, and higher education.
Scheduled speakers include Christopher Baswell (Professor of English, Columbia and Barnard), Robin Kemper (Narrative Medicine graduate student), Colleen Lewis (Office of Disability Services), Ansel Lurio (Columbia College graduate), and Suzanne Walker (Barnard Class of 2012).