Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Disability Access and Why It Matters

Tar Heel Emerging Leaders and Disability Law Organization UNC School of Law

Disability Access and Why It Matters
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
UNC School of Law – Room 3049
UNC-Chapel Hill

Featuring Julia Leggett, Policy Coordinator, The Arc of North Carolina
Q&A and Light Refreshments to Follow

Did you know that more than 1.8 million North Carolinians live with some form of a disability? Join us as we discuss the nuances of disability access in the 21st century and how important it is now more than ever. Rather than an issue to be considered in isolation, accessibility is multi-faceted and implicated in every policy decision. From renovating downtowns to building colleges to planning a move of a corporation, disability access is an important consideration at each step of the way.

In celebration of the General Assembly recently designating October as Disability History and Awareness Month in North Carolina, together the Emerging Tar Heel Leaders (ETHL) and the UNC School of Law Disability Law Organization are hosting a forum dedicated to this topic. Julia Leggett, Policy Coordinator for The Arc of North Carolina, will use examples from our state legislature to explain the past, present, and future of disability policy in NC.

To request reasonable accommodations for Disability Access and Why It Matters, contact willifordrebecca@yahoo.com by October 23, 2007.

Parking Information:

After 5pm, parking at the law school will be free and first-come, first-served. The law school – located at 100 Ridge Road – has one main parking lot at its main entrance (with the fountain) and then another lot a little further down Ridge Road at the back of the law school. If both of those lots are full, there is some parking (via meter) on the street along Ridge Road as you approach the law school. If you enter the law school from the main entrance (at the fountain), you'll be on the fifth floor. To get to Room 3049, go the fourth floor and enter the law library; Room 3049 is located inside the library. We will have people there to guide you to the right place!

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