Talk: “Crossroads of Disability and Deafness in Higher Education” – Wendy Harbour – 05/14/13, 6:00PM

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The D Center presents:
Crossroads of Disability and Deafness in Higher Education
Dr. Wendy Harbour
Syracuse University

Tuesday, May 14th from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: University of Washington Seattle, Bagley (BAG) Hall 131
FREE Admission

Wendy HarbourFrom lived experience to discrimination, ableism and audism in the workplace, to creating a cultural community, Dr. Wendy Harbour shares her experiences as a Deaf professor of Disability Studies working in the field of inclusive higher education. She will also provide insight on her work with the disability cultural center at Syracuse, the only other school- funded Disability/Deaf Cultural center in the country! Please join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion! There will be a question and answer period after the presentation.

BIO: Wendy S. Harbour teaches courses in disability studies, inclusive K-12 education, and disability in higher education. Her areas of expertise are disability studies in education, universal design for learning, postsecondary disability services and accommodations, and transition from secondary to postsecondary settings. Recent publications include contributions to Seeing Clearly: Ethnical Considerations in the Education of Children who are Deaf (Gallaudet University Press) and Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice (Harvard Education Press), as well as co-editing Special Education for a New Century (Harvard Education Press). She has served on the editorial boards of the Harvard Educational Review and the Journal on Postsecondary Education and Disability, and was a guest editor for Disability Studies Quarterly. Harbour has conducted international research for the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and managed federal grants for the! Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet), and the Center on Applied Special Technology, Inc. (CAST). She completed her doctorate in education from Harvard University, where she is currently an adjunct lecturer in education. Her Master’s degrees in education are from Harvard University and the University of Minnesota.

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