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  • Black Disability Art History 101: From Back in the Day to Today

    5:21 pm

    The Inclusion Project, a youth led project, with the Center for Disability Leadership is hosting this workshop led by Leroy F. Moore Jr., founder of Krip-Hop Nation.

    Wed, October 21, 2020
    3:30 – 5:00 p.m. PDT

    Learn more and register to attend

    Black disabled and Deaf artists have always existed. They were on the street corners down South singing the Blues, spray painting on New York subways, and bringing sign language to the big screen. Today, young Black disabled artists are finding their own way to the stage and studio, some with a paintbrush in hands and on the big screen like Kei’Arie “Cookie” Tatum, and some with a drumstick in their hands, like Vita E. Cleveland. 

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  • January 8, 2021: Sara Hendren - What Can a Body Do?

    12:08 am

    The CREATE Conversation Hub hosts a live Q&A with Sara Hendren on the future of mobility and lessons she learned through writing her new book, What Can A Body Do? How We Meet the Built World.

    Sara Hendren: Future visions of mobility and lessons learned through writing What Can A Body Do? How We Meet the Built World

    January 8, 2021 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m. Eastern time)

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    Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, writer, and professor at Olin College of Engineering. Her work spans collaborative public art and social design that engages the human body, technology, and the politics of disability -- such as a lectern for short stature or a ramp for wheelchair dancing. She also co-founded the Accessible Icon Project. 

    Read more about Hendren's book, What Can A Body Do? How We Meet the Built World? in the New Yorker Review and on https://sarahendren.com/.

    Sara Hendren in a green jacket with brown hair pulled back, standing oustide in front of fence with ivy.

    Cover of Sara Hendren's book, "What Can A Body Do? How We Meet the Built World" with a bright yellow background


    • Accessibility

      We strive to make our events as accessible as possible, including using video conferencing with automated captions, supporting people in using text or voice to join the conversations, and working with disability services to address any other accommodations. We welcome any ongoing feedback on how best to create an accessible experience.

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  • New CREATE Conversation Hub: Reimagining Mobility

    7:33 pm

    Mobility is a central part of accessibility and this new Conversation Hub, hosted by CREATE Associate Directors Kat Steele and Heather Feldner, provides a way to connect and learn from guests who are engaged in critical mobility work — ranging from researchers to small business owners to self-advocates.

    We will dive deeply into conversations about mobility as a multifaceted concept, and explore how it intersects with other dimensions of access across contexts of research, education, and public policy.

    Upcoming conversations

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  • Quarterly seminar on accessibility research

    8:58 pm

    This fall, Jennifer Mankoff and Anne Spencer Ross are leading the grad student seminar on accessibility research. The goal of the seminar this fall is to explore research in the intersection of disability and race. 

    CSE 590w - Accessibility Research Seminar
    1:30 on Wednesdays, starting September 30

    Sign-up required to receive credit. To sign up: email create-seminar@uw.edu 
    Prerequisites: none
    Credits: 1.0 to 3.0

    general description | time schedule (UW NetID required)

    Topics are still being developed but likely to include AI/Fairness; Transportation and urban data analytics; e-government; Education and special-ed; Health; Policing, surveillance technologies and hate speech; speech and text generation and recognition. 

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    • Accessibility

      We strive to make our events as accessible as possible, including using video conferencing with automated captions, supporting people in using text or voice to join the conversations, and working with disability services to address any other accommodations. We welcome any ongoing feedback on how best to create an accessible experience.

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  • Advancement of women with disabilities in STEM careers gets $1 million NSF award

    3:31 pm

    The CREATE team applauds and congratulates AccessADVANCE, a new project that was recently awarded $1 million by the National Science Foundation. AccessADVANCE seeks to increase the participation and advancement of women with disabilities in academic science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. 

    There are relatively few women who currently hold faculty positions in STEM fields and even fewer with disabilities. This effort has the potential to impact both -- women in general, because any faculty member may at some point become disabled, permanently or temporarily and women with disabilities who are trying to advance into STEM careers.

    "To effectively support female STEM faculty, attention to disability issues must be woven into the entire sociotechnical ecosystem of STEM departments," said Cecilia Aragon, a professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering and AccessADVANCE co-principal investigator. "Many diversity efforts, even those that aim to take an intersectional approach with regard to race and gender, do not address disability."

    Aragon and co-principal investigator Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler, founder and director of CREATE partner organizations DO-IT Center and UW Access Technology Center, will develop and expand an online Knowledge Base and other resources to share Q&As, case studies, and promising practices regarding institutional practices.

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